I had a friend recently confess that she is head over heels for her best friend. She cares for him very much and the two do practically everything together. Only thing is he likes someone else and can't seem to pull his attention away from this other girl, though she's turned him down a couple times now.
It reminds me of a Madeleine L'Engle quote: "It's a strange thing, how you can love somebody, how you can be all eaten up inside with needing them--and they simply don't need you. That's all there is to it, and neither of you can do anything about it. And they'll be the same way with someone else, and someone else will be the same way about you and it goes on and on--this desperate need--and only once in a rare million do the same two people need each other."
Confessing your feelings to a best friend is always a tricky business, in my humble opinion. What if the feelings aren't reciprocated? Then there's that period of awkwardness and possible strain on the friendship. Could even ruin it. Who knows!
Ah, but what if the feelings are reciprocated? Nothing could match that blissfulness. Even if there is no initial attraction, at least the spark has been lit. I don't know about you but when someone I hadn't really considered liking in a non-platonic way suddenly shows interest in something more, I perk up a bit. I start to consider how they'd look in a different light.
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to confess feelings to a best friend? What did you do and how did it go? How do you deal with unrequited love?