Having lots of friends is one of the most valuable assets in life. Their existence makes life more colorful and fun. Many friends can also make us not lonely, feel needed, and also loved. There are times when we can experience conflicts, but they can actually build and strengthen friendships if handled appropriately. However, what if your friend suddenly confesses that he fell in love with you, while you have no special feelings for him?
It can not be taken lightly especially if you really like him as a best friend. Therefore, we need to deal with this precisely. Talk openly and honestly that you do not have the same special feelings for him. If, he would accept it, then no problem. Your relationship can continue as usual. However, if he is less able to accept the decision, then you must be firm, for your good.
Make a deal. For example if you have to stay away from each other until he is neutral, then do it. Or, if you remain friends as usual, then emphasize that he has no right to ban you close to anyone. Ask him if he still wants to continue your friendship. If so, then ask him to respect your decision and keep every deal made.
Do not ever give fake hope to him by saying that maybe someday you can fall in love with him. This will not make him neutral faster, but he will still hope and await you. If you both have the good faith to continue to maintain friendship, no matter how heavy the neutralizing step should be, then both of you will get through it. Remember, that process always takes time. However, if he still refuses then you must be willing to let him go from your life.