He said we can only be friends after leading me on, I am heartbroken

A young woman I know is heartbroken because the guy she is catching feelings for just told her they can only be friends.

They have been friends for over six months. They hang out whenever work allows them.

She’s beautiful, intelligent and outspoken. A single mother of a ten year old girl.

She talks about her daughter a lot and he has met her daughter twice when he visited her.

Even though uncle didn’t define their relationship, aunty started catching feelings.

Uncle was everything aunty wanted in a man but she didn’t know uncle just saw her as a friend.

He would hold her hands lovingly, hug her, encourage her, challenge her to excel in her career and make her happy.

He hardly calls or communicates with her during the week but loves to spend time with her at weekends.

Recently, aunty got tired of the game and decided to take the bull by the horns.

He said we can only be friends after leading me on, I am heartbroken

She visited him and told him she liked him and wanted a relationship with him.

She even told him she wanted to have sex with him since she has been celibate for over six months.

Uncle looked at her, took her hands and told her he has a girlfriend and can’t have sex with her.

He begged her to forgive him if he ever sent wrong signals to her and apologized for leading her on.

He said he was cool with them being just friends but he won’t cheat on his girlfriend with her.

Aunty is heartbroken. She has been crying her eyes out since Sunday. She feels terrible. She just wants to disappear.

She told me she feels so bad for making a fool of herself before a man who really didn’t care about her.

She said she doesn’t know what to do as it seems men run away from her because she’s a single mom.

I have tried to console her and told her to move on with her life but she’s still sad about the whole thing.

I really don’t know how to help her. She hasn’t been in a relationship for two years and she really loves this guy.

Who knows how to heal a broken heart? Babe is a mess. She has refused to eat.


I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

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  1. Blessing says:

    aww that is very sad ☹️

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