This doesn't really fall under the category of emotional support, but I don't know where else I should post it and it doesn't warrant the creation of a topic on it's own. I would just like youz guyz opinion on if I'm doing the right thing here or not.
I had this childhood bestfriend, a very beautiful girl. We grew up together and we were super close. Inevitably (if you ask me anyway) at a certain age we became romantically involved. That ended up not working out. There wasn't any kind of bad event or hatred involved in the ending of it, it just kinda fizzled out. We stopped talking and we don't see each other any more. This was about 6 years ago.
We still live in the same town and we see each other quite often at certain events. For the entire 6 years we haven't been talking, she's made it very obvious that she is not happy with this arrangement, she wants to be friends. I do not. I do not dislike her at all, I just don't think it's a good idea for us to talk anymore. It's not that I still feel anything for her, or that I think she does for me, it just doesn't sound appealing.
I can understand her wanting to stay friends. After all, we grew up together. It seems to mean a lot to her, there's definitely a sentimental attachment and bond we'll always have, but I'm perfectly content to let it rot away, and I think that's best, but sometimes I wonder if this is really fair to her.
She's married now, and she still wants us to be friends. I don't tell her no, but I just avoid her and I'm sure it's obvious that I avoid her. There is no chance of anything inappropriate happening, it'd just be childhood best friends reuniting, and I know that she would love it if I spent time with her and talked to her, I just... I dunno I really just don't want to. It's not so much that I think it's wrong, but I still really don't want to. But I'm not sure if this is fair to her.
Are Camel Filters really the best way to keep camels out of your life?