I am wondering if this phrase always refers to romantic feelings. How do I express friendship arisen from a completely professional relationship?
For example, if I say this to my co-worker:
I am not the best judge for this situation, because I have feelings for you. Ask George how things are supposed to play out in a professional environment.
What I want to express is that I like her and think of her as a friend, and so am not the best judge of this situation. But I don't want her to think that I have fallen in love with her.
What's the appropriate way to say this?