Basically, I told a close friend that I liked him and now we just don't speak. When I told him he said that 'we can still be friends' and I don't know whether I was just being naive but I thought it was okay. We agreed to have distance and after say a couple of months I didn't feel that way for him anymore and tried to reform a friendship with him. Yet it just feels so one-sided with me putting in effort and I almost feel like I'm losing self-respect in doing so. I've invited him out etc and he always has an excuse and we haven't spoken in months. It's just weird, especially after someone I used to see every week and talk to quite a bit seems to now have been completely erased from my life. I feel hurt and confused because all of this has stemmed from me being totally honest when I had been bottling this up for months and it took me so much courage to tell him because I knew the risks of doing so. I don't know what to do- people say forget but that's easier said than done, especially when he was one of my good friends and I don't not want to be friends over something this petty.
I told him I liked him and now we never speak