Sorry if this just seems like whining, but I really need your help. I met her a year ago, and we got along really well. After a while, I started to fall for her, but I never told her. After two months, I went to Japan for 4 days because I won an international contest. I get home, and two weeks later, she gets together with one of my friends. "It's just fair." I think to myself and I get over her after a month or two. We get close and she becomes a best friend. A year later, he breaks up with her and she's a mess. I wasn't there for her because I had to cope with my own problems over the summer, so she turns to this other guy who is also a good friend. He helps her through it when I'm not able to. School starts and we start getting along again. At August, I fall for her again. I tell her in September and she's weirded out, but she says that she'll try to understand. After a while, I see that it's not going anywhere, and I end it. We're friends again, but sort of distant because of the courting. The friend who I mentioned earlier, who helped her during summer, gets into a fight with her and she hangs out with me more than anyone else. It's the most that we hang out in the entire span of me knowing her. She reconciles with her best friend, and I feel like I'm left in a ditch-- it all turns out to be all in my head. After a while, we start getting close, but I feel like I've been friend-zoned after I courted her. I can't flirt, I can't try to be cute because it weirds her out. I really like this girl. She's really great, and I really want to be with her. My friend treated her like shit and I know that I'll treat her better. Does anyone have any advice that can get me out of the friend-zone? I really need it. I'm not kidding, this girl, she's not the regular, run-of-the-mill Barbie doll that you meet in a bar or something, she's... just really amazing. Please, can anyone help me? Don't say that there isn't hope, because there's always a way.