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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Mville chapter.

Imagine finding someone who treats you well, is handsome and has a lot going for him yet you don’t feel the same way back. What started as just friends during the summer turned into something more. However it was going to come to an end as I was moving to another country by the end of summer. Trying our best not to catch feelings or get attached was on both of our minds. However spending most of summer together resulted in us catching feelings for each other. We enjoyed our time together and didn’t want summer to end. I was treated so well by him and it was frustrating to have to leave someone who finally treated me the way I wanted to be treated. Spending more and more time with him made me not want to leave and to just stay and be with him. There was something about him that made me not want to leave. However it was unrealistic and I would’ve been an idiot for not taking the opportunity to study abroad. As our time together came to an end and I left for America, we started to drift apart. We’d occasionally talk here and then but what we had before wasn’t there. As I went back home for Winter Break he told me he had something to tell me. Thinking about what it could be he finally said he loved me. The feelings I had during summer had drifted as I found myself liking other guys while studying abroad. If it was summer again and he had said it I definitely would’ve felt the same but now things were too different. I was taken aback from hearing the three words “I love you”. I was sitting there thinking wow here’s a really good guy who treated me nothing but well and truly loves me so why don’t I feel the same way back? Isn’t this what I’ve been looking for, what I’ve wanted? I kindly told him that I appreciated him telling me that and how well he treated me over the summer but so much had changed and so had my feelings.