All The Wrong Ideas

I have a guy friend and, to be honest, I think I'm in love with him. He knows how I feel about him. We've known each other for three years, but we've never done anything together. I really wanted to date him. When I tried to tell him this over the phone, he would just change the subject or say that he was involved with someone else. I love him, but it's obvious that he can't stand me. One time we were talking on the phone and I found out that he was home alone. I don't know if I was being naïve or just plain stupid, but I asked him if I could come over and chill with him. He hesitated at first, but finally said yeah. When I got there, we just sat there and did nothing for almost an hour. I finally got up my nerve and made a move on him. He got up and went to a different seat across the room. I was so hurt that I just got up and left. I realized then that he never liked me. I just wish he had told me that before I got all the wrong ideas. It was probably my own fault, but by the time I realized it I was already into him. I'm still not over him.

— Penelope, 18

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