Hey, I'm new here.
It's a long story so bare with me. For about 2 years now, I have know this girl who I currently work with. At first, I didn't really know her since I worked in another area. But over the summer we recently started to work a lot together (6-9 hours a day) and I really started to fall for her, hard. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever met and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about her. Every time we work together, we have the most fun out of everyone there. I just get the biggest smile on my face when I'm around her. We exchanged numbers one day and began to text each other while we weren't at work just to say hi or whatever.
I really liked this girl and she seemed to like me. But I found out that she was currently dating someone. To be honest, I was devastated. I thought for once I found that girl I was looking for. I kinda avoided her after that and didn't respond to her texts, but I realized that was being mean and rude because she has been nothing nut nice to me. Believe me, I've tried to move on, but I can't. I often think about her while I lay awake in bed and even cry that I can't be with her. Friends tell me to just tell her how I feel, but I wouldn't want to hurt our friendship. I just don't know what to do anymore. I know this just isn't a crush because I've had crushes in highschool and what not and it never hit me this hard. I never met someone before where I can actually say "I love them". I really don't know how to move on...I see her almost everyday and I can't shake her out of my head.