fuck having friends.my friend and i have had the same crush for about 2~ years and we’ve talked about it. in summer i told my friend i liked my crush. fast forward to september, they tell me they like the same person. i was heartbroken, but i wanted the both of them to be happy, so i told my friend to go after crush.time passes, but things don’t go as planned due to lack of communication between my friend and my crush. my friend attended a different school due to covid and i had a few classes with my crush. my friend doesn’t have a way to really contact online, as they don’t have the same chatting platforms and crushie never checks his texts. keep in mind, we’re all in the same friend group. so, time passes, passes, and my friend gets a boyfriend. i hadn’t confessed because i was waiting for my friends approval. my friend breaks up with their boyfriend, then tells me that they were going to try to pursue girls for now.that all changed when our friend group met outside of school.we met at a public place where, you guessed it, my friend and crush finally see each other after months of no communication. my friend finally gets a way to talk to him besides in real life. the next day we meet, today, my friend pulls me aside. they show me their phone— a little notes app with the word “confession” at the top. it continues to address our crush, saying that my friend liked him for a while and they don’t wish to ruin the friendship they had.later, when it was only the three of us, my friend says that they want to show our crush the little note. because he was leaving, i sadly told them to confront him. so, he did.i went running, saying that there’s one more thing that he needed to know. my friend opened their notes, said that they don’t wanna ruin their friendship, and showed him the confession.he simply said okay, then left.my friend was happy to confess, but regretted leaving so early. they began trying to contact him between texts while i just stared at them trying to cheer them up, trying to assure them the confession was fine. and they say that i should confess too.flash forward again, a few hours after we all went home. i get a text.”what’re you doing?”i respond with a usual, “nothing. you?””texting crush.”fuck. fuck. fuck. it really pisses me off. first, my friend confessed second. they knew that i liked him, yet the moment they told me, they went scurrying to try to text him. all this talk about them understanding how other people hurt, and whoops, they turn the tables on me and say that they’re gonna try to go out with him.secondly, they TOLD me that they had a boyfriend, and when they broke up, that they’d try to date a girl.thirdly, they confess straight in front of me and flirts while i’m sitting literally right beside them. i nearly fucking cried when they held the phone to him.fourth, they have the fucking AUDACITY to tell me that they were texting him after the confession. there wasn’t even a conversation. after they told me, there was literally nothing else to say. thanks for the salt in the wound, you sweet, loving, adorable friend. fuck having friends. fuck it all.note this happened today, i still don’t know if they got together but i know i won’t be okay if i keep it in.but man.fuck.