If you Google the definition of “friend zone” right now, this is what comes up:
“a situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other.”
The key word in that definition is unreciprocated.
You are not owed love, attention or affection from someone just because you have interest in them. Liking or even loving them does not mean that they have to feel the same way about you. Rejection happens to everyone. Sure, it may suck but you can’t force someone to like you. Get over it.
Stop trying to get sympathy because you didn’t get what you wanted and respect that person’s right to say no.