Could you "just be friends" with a girl or guy whom you love who rejected you?
Sure. I'd already have the highest regard for her judgement and independent spirit, and I'd have been her friend first anyway. It was a bonus that we even gave it a shot, but we probably weren't fooling anyone, least of all ourselves.
Tried, didn't work well. Hurt too much.
When your young, no. That shot in the heart in a terrible thing. Not so much as you get older.
I feel like this is a only problem if you're in school. I don't know when but I stopped caring about rejection.
Yes, I did it several times in school.
It was necessary in school, or I wouldn't have had female friends at all. It usually went like this: "Oh Lawrence, I can never love you that way. It's not that you're not nice, it's just that we're friends. You understand".
"No, I really don't understand. Not entirely anyway". But in order to at least keep my friend, I will say it's alright. Then I'd make a joke and everyone would laugh. No one needed to know rejection still hurts even if it's presented nicely.
I know the feeling.
Excellent grammar :)
Yes. It's unrealistic to expect that we, as humans, are somehow entitled to a relationship with someone. One of the biggest issues is a difference in expectation. What does each party want from the relationship? That needs to be made clear every step
of the way. We do not control who we do and don't fall for, but when those feelings or lack thereof are made clear, we need to work to tailor our thoughts and actions accordingly.
I doubt it. Feelings/memories never really leave you especially if you were the one dumped.
Not at first but after a little while I could. Time heals. I work with my ex wife lol.
Yes... But I couldn't talk to them all the time.
not if I was still in romantic love with them no, I couldn't stay their friend, would be like torture
I don't know. Probably not.
Lol yes I could if you think about it a relationship starts as friends and becomes a romantic relationship.