I liked this girl for a long time and I finally got the courage to write her a note about it. I told her how I felt and that I never felt like this for a girl. Then she waited like a month to respond to me and she turned me down of course but she said a lot of hurtful things (we messaged over Facebook). I asked her not to tell anyone but she did anyway, (I think she told 2 or 3 people) but now I feel paranoid like everyone knows. And me and the girl have a lot of tension and we don’t even talk anymore when we were friends before. What do I do?
It took a lot of courage to express your feelings. Getting turned down hurts for anyone, especially when you really put yourself out there, and for it to be another gURL — that just takes guts. I’m sorry it turned out so badly.
It might make you feel better to try to understand the situation through this gURL’s point of view: She may have been caught off guard and didn’t know what else to say. Some people have a hard time accepting things that they don’t understand, such as lesbian or bisexual feelings. This can definitely be a tough and awkward situation that she doesn’t know how to handle. Even though this in no way justifies her behavior towards you, imagining how she feels may help you understand this a little better.
If you think this gURL is telling other people what you told her, maybe trying to talk to her again will help. Try speaking to her in person; It’ll be awkward, but she might listen more if you’re face to face — and she can’t show anyone your conversation, the way she can with Facebook messages or a letter. Tell her that everything she’s been doing has been hurting you a lot and that you’d appreciate it if she could stop. After doing that, I’d stop talking with her and moving on as best you can, leaving that unhealthy paranoia and worry behind. Be proud of yourself for being brave, and let the negativity go.
Good luck, stay strong, and let me know what happens.
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