I tried to cut off contact with the guy I’m in love with but we have so much in common and since our lives are now long-distance, we’ve stayed friends online so far. It’s been all him initiating mainly so this guy isn’t interested in a relationship but he’s very interested in maintaining our friendship and staying in touch. It’s hard because each time he contacts me, I get excited or hopeful in someway. It’s good to feel I’ve made a life-long guy friend, (which is rare considering I confessed my interest in him) but it makes it harder to move on.
I have a zero-initiating policy which helps and I feel we’ll eventually and slowly stop talking when either one of us gets into a relationship with someone else…or who knows, maybe our friendship will be stronger for surviving through everything.