So's I have this friend, and we have a "history" of trying to come to some sort of romantic relationship and failing.
Afterwards I tried to end the friendship, but he wouldn't have it. He said we could just take things slow, time apart, whatever we needed, as long as we were still friends. If I just treated it like everything was all right, then it would be.
This worked for a while, but then I started to feel wrong for sticking around, yet obligated to since it was I who had been in the wrong. When we talk, I don't feel any hope, but he loves me greatly. I'm not so sure I can say I love him. And after our history, even if I did, I don't think I'd want to say it.
I never fight with my friends, but I'm sure if I were to vent all my frustrations that I would be basically attacking him. I just want to come to some sort of peaceful resolve.
I guess I just wanted to know if anyone else has gotten into situations like this and/or if you have any advice or encouragement. It'd be greatly appreciated.