How do I tell someone that I love them? Even if you know they could never love you back the same way? Do I risk losing the closeness & friendship I already have with them? I don't want to cause her pain. We are very close, but she does have someone else in her life right now. We communicate well & we know each others darkest secrets & sins. My feelings didn't start out like this but after a year I have fallen in love. I really can't lose another friend as I have lost too many in the past few years. I don't have anyone else that I can talk to about this.