03/07/2013 01:08 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Voices' Love Files: Experts Give Advice On How To Handle A Confused Straight Friend

We, here at HuffPost Gay Voices, are super excited to present a new feature called Love Files.

Gay Voices' Love Files is a love and sex advice series we've pulled together that will showcase an amazing panel of sex and love aficionados. We've been lucky to have some really great people on hand to help us answer some of your more intimate questions and dish on their own experiences.

If you have a question you'd like a hand with, let us know at gayvoices@huffingtonpost.com

Here is this week's question:

I think something a lot of people have trouble with is the "straight friend who knows you're gay and gets gay with you when they've been drinking." I had a situation unravel (it was a decade-long unraveling) and it was so incredibly upsetting. Confessions of undying love, regretting the initial rejection, verbalizing actual feelings but only when drunk. It was a huge problem that escalated for me and the only thing I could do was post to a forum (this one, if you're curious). No one could help me. So the whole situation exploded. I don't need assistance anymore because it is over. Forever. But I know this is a common issue and I'm not the only one who has/is experiencing this.

Below, we've rounded up the advice from our four amazing panelists. Share your own thoughts and advice in the comments or tweet them to us on Twitter, we'll keep collecting and highlighting some of our favorite responses.



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