Good afternoon and thank you so much for your message. I realize it's difficult to reach out. Please know I honor your courage.
My name is ***** ***** I am a psychotherapist in the Metro Boston area of the United States.
How can I assist you today? Please let me know what is on your mind....
Look forward to hearing from you.
Just wanted to circle back and see if there is anything I can assist you with tonight?
Good morning and thank you so much for your message. Ohhhh sweet soul, your pushing away of feelings have created depression. It is so important to manage our feelings when they surface....not simply push them aside. My heart aches for you as it sounds like you felt your friend was coming out of nowhere with her confrontation and I imagine it was devastating for you. I can absolutely understand why confronting her would be difficult for you. What if you said something like this...
"I love you and the friendship we have had for ____ years. Our time together has always been refreshing and enjoyable. I was surprised to hear your feelings the other week and wanted to talk further about them."
This will open the door for communication and I would highly recommend you including your own thoughts and feelings. Mention you were quite taken back by what she shared and what you hope the relationship to be moving forward.
Does this help at all?