Ever wanted advice on your relationship from that cool guy friend who has all the answers? Well, Mr. X is that friend for you. Every other week, he’s going to answer the questions you send him and if there’s one thing you can count on him for, it’s being honest. So go ahead, ask Mr. X.
“It’s been 3 months since I met this guy who I became friends with very quickly. I started liking him and now I think I am in love. I feel he likes me too but he has something from his past that is holding him back and he doesn’t like to talk to about it – he always says I will tell you one day. I feel like confessing my love to him but I am scared of rejection. He’s 33 and I am 24. Please give me advice. Do I confess my love to him or do I take my time and let him open up slowly?”
Mr X’s Response:
I’ll have to keep this short and sweet since I don’t have too many details on your dynamic with your friend. I think there is a significant age gap so you should tread carefully when it comes to opening up with your friend and really try to unpack whatever you think he’s keeping from you before you confess anything.
On the flip side, you don’t have much to lose if you do tell him how you feel about him. If he doesn’t feel the same way, you’ll just end up saving yourself the misery of wasting more time on something that isn’t going anywhere. In the case, he does have feelings for you, it still seems as though you don’t really know this person and that should change before anything progresses.