I had been in a long-term relationship for four years, and we broke up a month ago. Everything went fine, we didn’t fight or anything, and we are still friends. But since I broke up, I started to realize that I have been in love with my best friend for years, and now that I’m single, I’m finally realising that I have been feeling this for so long. I’m pretty sure it isn’t mutual, because we never had any prospects of being romantically envolved (I was already dating when we met), and now I’m afraid of risking it all for something that might backfire. Yes, I am deeply and completely in love with her, but I don’t want to risk confessing my feelings and losing my best friend. I’ve been writing poetry, and it has been helping, but it’s not enough.