This is not the ex-boyfriend who broke up with me because I'm clinically depressed. (That loser has been really aggressive about "being friends" though, which is super annoying.)

I'm referring to the guy I dated before him who I really, really loved. We were both terrified the other would leave because we both have a lot of insecurities (to make a long story short: he has abandonment issues, I have daddy issues).

We've been talking for a few months now. I reached out to him when I finally came to terms with being depressed—he is too—and we are meeting up in two days.

I'm not sure I will say the words "I love you" but I'm tired of the ambiguity that comes with being friends with someone you still have feelings for.

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It's possible he won't feel the same way or he will say he's still not ready for a serious relationship and it would be unfair to both of us. But I just want to clear the air. Next month, it will have been a year since we met and I don't want to spend my last year of college analyzing all his texts and hugs and smiles (though I love all of them).

Anyone have tips on confessions to old flames or some stories? I want to hear the good and the bad because lord knows how he'll react what I have to say.

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We're getting ice cream first because ice cream makes everything better, right?