Originally Posted by SchrodingersCat
letting her know but making it clear that you're just sharing your feelings and you don't expect her to reciprocate.
Definitely a crucial piece of advice. It's a tragic flaw that is often a habit you don't even realize you have or how you wield it, at least in my experience. Once you can be calm and well being yourself, not needing another to validate you or make you feel whole or good, you can make your offer nonchalantly, unpressuringly, and accept rejection gracefully, if need be. If you never ask, the answer's always no.