What do you think is the best thing to do when a close friend realizes that you have a crush on them? One of my best friends and I were really close and cuddly (platonically) for about a year and I ended up realizing that I liked her in a "more than friends" way. I didn't think to say anything to her because I didn't have any intention of having a romantic relationship with her (even though I like her as a friend I didn't think we'd be good partners -- plus she's straight) and I was worried that saying something would make the friendship weird. Turns out the friendship got weird anyway, though... I think I must have started acting differently around her, or was maybe being less platonic than I thought. She started distancing herself, then later wrote me a note apologizing for being distant and basically saying that she had lately been wondering if I liked her. In hindsight I really should have said something to her a long time ago when I first started realizing that I had feelings for her. Now I'm not sure how to give her an honest response and move forward in our friendship. I'm worried that she'll feel like everything was tainted, since we were so close, and I don't want to lose our friendship.