Please help me keep my best friend
This year I started high school and so far I hate it; one of my best guy friends moved away (I don't have any of his contact information)and my other guy friend, lets call him W, and I are starting to spend less time with each other. It likely started a few months ago when W said he liked me and I said I liked him back (I am a girl by the way). We flirted for a while until he started avoiding me for weeks at a time and would then come back to talk to me like nothing had changed. Eventually that turned into W completely ignoring me. Some of my friends are happy about it because they say he has never treated me right even as a friend, but I've always thought of W as the nicest person I know. I'm friends with a few of W's friends and the last time I checked they assured me that W still liked me a lot. So why is he avoiding me? I don't care if he doesn't like me anymore I just want to be friends like we used to be :( I still have W's number, but we haven't texted me in a long time. Everyone tells me to either make him jealous by being with another boy or to talk to him, but it seems cruel to make someone jealous on purpose and I don't even know where to begin if I try talking to him; I'm actually quite shy. Can someone please give me advice? Is it possible that W actually does treat me badly and I don't see it? This is the first time I've had to deal with a situation like this so I really don't know what to do. Please be nice with your advice; I really need it.