The title sums up my question. The problem is I've only known these people for 8 months, but I feel more connected to them than I do to my own family and I don't know if they feel the same way about me. I'm afraid of scaring them off by telling them and I also feel it would be selfish of me to bother them with my problems. Has anyone here told their friends only for them to stop talking to you? If so please be honest with me. Thank you.