Advice for Aurore

A broken heart. Drawing of a heart on a cracked wall. Broken relationships. Treason and betrayal. Past love. A quarrel.

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A broken heart. Drawing of a heart on a cracked wall. Broken relationships. Treason and betrayal. Past love. A quarrel.

“Dear Shark Attack,

I don’t know how to handle it when I am put in a position where I have to reject someone with feelings for me,

-Aurore”

Thank you for writing to us, and it looks like you have quite a problem on your hands. 

I would have to say the best thing to do would be, to be honest in the politest way possible. It’s really hard being thrown into a situation like that, especially when you don’t feel the same way about the person confessing to you. 

If you have trouble with guilt turning someone down, that’s normal. I personally know people who have accepted others’ confessions when they themselves had no feelings for the person in question out of pity. It would be better to feel a bit guilty over denying a confession than have to go through with a relationship that means nothing to you. 

Over time, I’m sure the person in question will lose feelings if that’s what you want. There isn’t anything wrong with rejecting someone because you don’t feel the same way, and hey, eventually you’ll probably forget it happened in the first place.

Long story short, let the person who confessed to you down slowly. It’ll hurt for them for a while, but time heals all wounds. If you feel guilty after, ice cream always helps.