It always baffles me when people say "I really want to stay friends" after a breakup, especially when they're the one breaking up with the other.

It's not that easy. You can't just ask me to throw away all of these passionate and intimate feelings for you and just treat you like one of my pals. It's never going to be platonic. Not from my side at least. Like yes, I would love to keep you in my life, but being friends is hard. I don't just want to be your "friend." I want to be the one who hugs you and kisses you and gets to take you on dates and gets to buy you flowers and all that cute couple sh**.