I have a problem, and it threatens to tear apart my very RP existence if I let it go on.
Not here, but somewhere else, I RP a... Character. He is friends with another character. Now, we both planned on them eventually getting into some sort of relationship over time, but... This other guy suddenly butts in. And he wants to do some romantic rivalry thing. Now, this would be okay for anybody else but me... Because I have a... Problem.
I get -into- my RP's, perhaps a bit to much. In this way, when I think of a character relationship, I like to think of it as something fun, but something that connects two players- At least, in the context we are talking about here. When someone brings up... Romantic rivalry, it's not fun for me. I feel like suddenly, my character is challenging, fighting another for the care and respect of another character, and to be honest, combined with my rather protective, clingy bullshit person, that ends up leading to a rather... Gut wrenching experience for me. I don't like it. At all.
But I don't know how to fix it. I can't just go up and say "Sorry, I don't want your character to have a romantic involvement with another character" because that's being a total asshole. At the same time, I can't just back out because this has been going on for weeks now and if I backed out I would just look like a bigger asshole. So instead, here I am, sitting on the verge of tears (I know, its really stupid, but... My emotions, I can't fucking fix them, that's why I need help) because I'm trapped between having my character suffer for the better of others (Which would be fine in any case but this), or just trying to back out or say something when I -KNOW- I'd just get called an asshole for it.
What do I do?