Having feelings for your best friend can feel weird and confusing, but the truth is indeed stranger than fiction after all!
In the best-case scenario, your friend might share the same feelings.
It can also be the opposite - they might not share what you feel and even worse, they might feel compelled to end the friendship.
Let us take a look at how you can deal with this situation!
Consider Whether The Crush Is Genuine
Very often people think that they are in love with their best friend when in reality they are just really comfortable with them.
It could also be an infatuation - this is usually the case if you have had a crush only for a short period.
You might not even have romantic feelings for them, but rather a strong comradery.
If you have a genuine crush - it will last for a long time.
You will always feel like taking care of them, looking out for them, enjoying their company, looking forward to their messages and wanting to have them around even in your worst days!
Are There Signs That Your Friend Likes You Back?
Confessing doesn't always end with rejection.
There are plenty of times when the other friend has feelings as well.
Does your best friend reciprocate the affection that you have for him or her?
Do they put in effort to see you, call you, respond to your messages and help you in times of need?
If not, then there is a high chance that they don't share the same feelings.
Decide If You Want To Tell Them
Do you hate facing rejection?
If you are convinced that your best friend doesn't like you back then don't confess to your crush if you can't face rejection.
It is better to work on yourself and move on from that person.
On the other hand, if you want to tell them the truth and you are okay with staying as friends then go ahead and tell them what's going on.
Make sure you do what is best for yourself and remember - the feelings of two people are involved!
Get Other People's Advice
It is always a good idea to get advice from your friends regarding your crush.
If your friends know your best friend well, they will have a good idea about their feelings towards you.
There might be a chance that your friend might advise you not to try anything.
This can be due to several reasons.
They might think that the person won't be right for you.
Or they might think that your feelings will get hurt in the long run.
Either way, it doesn't hurt to ask your friends what they think about the situation - whether you like their advice or not.
Be Prepared For The Worst
If we are being honest and real, you should prepare yourself for the worst.
Your best friend might say no or even break off their friendship with you after you confess.
Make sure you are confident about your decision - whether it is to confess or not confess.
Ask Yourself If It Is Worth It
How strong are your feelings?
Is it strong enough to sacrifice an amazing friendship?
Decide if it's worth confessing and make sure your feelings are genuine before you do so.
If you want to be completely transparent with your best friend don't hesitate to do so.
Sometimes it is better to be vulnerable and let it all out. Keeping everything inside and disclosed might be bad for your mental state. It may make your friend feel you're being secretive or judgmental of them. If the foundation of your friendship is stable enough, you both will get through this phase pretty soon.