Originally Posted: September 18th, 2008 by Jerlene
If you’re going to tell someone you like them, but don’t want to ruin the friendship you currently have with them, you should start off by telling them that you don’t want to make them feel uncomfortable and you’d like to continue your friendship with them.
They still might react badly but all they may need is some time to let everything sink in before coming around. If your friendship was strong before, nine times out of ten, they come around.
If you want to tell someone you like them but don’t actually want to tell them, just ignore them. Go on about your day as if they aren’t even there. Don’t talk to them unless they talk to you. Don’t go to them, let them come to you. People like a challenge.