Lauren, thank you for your friendship. I wish that I shared the same feelings for you that you have for me. But the fact is, I don’t. This is a request, one that comes from somewhere inside me I never want to see again.
Leave me alone.
You are a fantastic friend, but I can’t put up the the grade school crush that is eating away at me. I need space. I need room to move. I need to meet other people. You need to meet other people. You can do better than me. I know this for a fact. The texts, the calls, the hugs, I am suffocating. I need you to back the hell off.