My best friend has fallen in love with me & I've kind of lead him on.. how do I get out of this?
I recently just got out of a relationship that lasted almost 2 years, so.. I'm not completely over it. Well, my best friend just told me he had strong feelings for me. I've been friends with him since we were kids, well.. for some reason I told him it was a mutual feeling. I only said that so I wouldn't hurt him. But, about a month ago I told him I just wanted to be friends. He didn't take it well, at all. He had other people send me messages telling me how much of a bitch I was.. for being honest. Anyways, I told him that I was sorry. Then, I made the mistake of sleeping with him and now, I have no idea on how to get out of this. I want to get back together with my ex, but Tanner (the friend) is in the way. It was an honest mistake. It's not like I had any intentions on hurting him, that's the last thing I want to do. But, what's an easy way to tell him I want to be friends without hurting him. On another note, he just got out of a long relationship, and according to him.. his heart is "frail and weak" he says he can't handle another heartbreak.. so, yeah. If I don't get help.. FAST, I'm screwed. Thanks for reading and please give me any advice you have!