18, going into college, horribly in love with my best friend.
She knows I like her and I know she likes me, but she has been going out with someone for over a year and obviously likes him more. I will keep a safe distance but I will not give up (unless I absolutely have to).
Going to different colleges will not help. Instead of 5 minutes away she'll be an hour and a half away.
We're both intent on keeping our friendship through college and (I pray) after.
I just need advice. I do not believe I can love someone as much as I do her. She is the most beautiful person I have ever met on so many different levels. And unlike other people who I've felt this way for, these feelings have been going on for well over a year, and the friendship even longer.
Again, I need advice. I can not and her friends can not get her to break up with her asshole of a boyfriend, and I will not try. I am not one to hurt someone on purpose and I am not one to take initiative in most situations. I'm shy and I will not do anything drastic. I just need help.
If you've been in a situation like this I would love any advice you have. It hurts. That much you've probably already gathered, though. So please, help if you can.
But do not tell me to give up.