I love him but he likes my friend

I’m 15 years old. I love a boy who is my batchmate and we know each other for the past two years. But when I confessed my feelings to him he refused and said that he likes one of my friends. I helped him in all this but my friend refused him. After all this he stopped talking to me. He didn’t reply to my messages and started ignoring me. I tried a lot to get everything back to normal but just because of my mistake of confessing everything to him I lost my friend. I still love him but he likes my friend. I don’t know what to do. Please help.
Pihu (15)

Dear Pihu, the boy you “love” was interested in you only as a friend, not as a lover. Besides, he likes one of your friends. In spite of you trying “a lot to get everything back to normal” he stopped talking to you and began ignoring you. He is probably upset because your friend whom he likes refused him. Because of this situation he is confused and unwilling to continue the relationship with you. Respect his feelings because you cannot force your feelings on others. Learn to be patient and not to jump into “confessing” your emotions expecting a positive response. Forget about him and concentrate on your studies.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD
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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.