A friend of mine has very strong feelings for me. and his feelings overwhelm me because I do not feel the same. I simply can not love him the way he wants me to. I don't want to hurt him, but I pretty much already am just by staying in this toxic, obsessive friendship with him. Sometimes I stress alot over this, and I don't have anyone to talk to about it. None of my friends actually like him, so they honestly probably don't want to hear about this anymore. Many of our problems actually stem from the fact he can't get along with any of my friends, so we don't include him when we do stuff and he feels like I ditch him all the time. =/ However I don't intend to ditch him, sometimes I just want to go have fun with my other friends. He stalks me alot, is always checking what I do, and forces me to show him my messages and conversations with other people. If feels really invasive, and it's bothersome and annoying that he has so little trust in me. Even though he says he does trust me, I do not believe that he does, and I've told him this.After that he just turns the situation around and says it's me that doesn't trust him. He also frequently acts like he owns me or something, and I feel like I have to ask his permission and get his approval to do whatever I want. This makes me feel trapped, and like I lack freedom. I can't do whatever I want, when I want. I've talked to some people and they said I just need to let him go because this isn't good for either me or him. But I really care for this person and I'll know I'll be sad and empty without him. He'll probably hate me once I leave too, so I just feel awful. And I can't seem to find the strength to actually let him go. What do I do?