I can care about you a lot and still be oK with being just friends. I’m always going to love you, even though I know it can’t, won’t, and shouldn’t be in the same way.
Much of the pain you caused me was my fault, not yours, yet I can sometimes feel a bitterness towards you because I never wanted to be so helpless for someone.
But it hurt me to see you hurting. I wish I could have done more to comfort you. We have grown apart in a lot of ways, but we will always be connected.