Ask Tell Deceive's picture

My only friend, Stieg, has admitted that he is in love with me today. I don't know what to think of that. I think I may love him too, but considering the bizarre attitudes of my emotions, can I really trust that? Could it be that I am so much in need of love that I just think I'm in love?

Stieg is the only person close to me. My mother and father are dead, and I have no siblings, aunts or uncles. He has been the source of everything I have anymore, including the drugs that are killing me. He's vowed to stop enabling my addiction and to save me from myself. He does everything for me, even protecting me from some of the people in my past.

What do I do? How would one of you react? I think, if I do love him, it may give me enough reason to stay in the world. But my heart's had a hole in it from the death of the last person I loved and I don't want to risk that again. I just don't know what to do.


lonewolf678's picture


...must all take risks at some point or another. I understand how difficult it can be, I know. As far as I know, we only live once. "Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind" and do it for yourself.

If we never take risks we we live our lives asking ourselves "What if?". We'll all end up in the same place someday. Why not try to make differences in our seemingly obscured lives and live life to our potential.

The decision is yours and I'm not going to say go for it (even though I already did). But I'm just trying to help.

MacAvity's picture

I agree with Lone Wolf.

I agree with Lone Wolf.

Also, as you say, your heart has a hole in it from the death of the last person you loved. Don't put a similar hole in Steig's heart. Even if you don't love him, or can't love him, stay alive for him.

Dracofangxxx's picture


Loving someone JUST to keep you alive is not smart nor healthy. A happy relationship comes out of two previously happy people. Misery can not be fixed through other people, only yourself.

This isn't some happy Disney movie. Love isn't automatically perfect and easy and magically fixes everything.
Amazingly offensive <3

elph's picture

May I change the subject?

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