What should you do if your ex-girlfriend wants to be friends but you loved her so much and told her you're afraid you can't bear to see her with someone else because you're still hoping to reunite?

I am sorry you are hurting so much, and even the next few words I will say will not make you feel any better right now, but in time, you will either get back together or you'll move on. Most people have been hurt by someone they loved during their youth. It hurts like hell! It feels like you're never going to get over it, but we all do. That old "friendship" bit sure comes up a lot and it's never changed from generation to generation. I agree with you ... it would hurt too much to be just friends. I suggest when you are feeling up to it, agree with her on remaining friends, BUT ... pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start going out with other girls. You just never know if there is that right girl out there for you and, there is also a possibility that if you stop hanging around your ex girlfriend and are just pleasant with her, but appear busy then she may realize she does love you after all. Human nature is a strange thing indeed .... most of us want what we can't have. Good luck Marcy