I can’t help myself but have these feelings towards a trainee that I met at Basic Training, she was put on medical hold and I went through and graduated into AIT then onto my career in the Army. She is still in training and we talk pretty much every other day, I can’t tell her how I feel because I don’t wanna lose her friendship! It eats me up inside every time we talk and at the end she says I love you, I say it back knowing what it does to me. We are made fun of for the age difference, me being a 29 yr old male and her being an 19 yr old female. I just can’t keep this bottled up on me anymore.