No. NO. NO NO NO NO NO. Idiot, Ritsuka! You DO NOT EVER FORCE A PERSON TO CHANGE FOR YOU. IF YOU WON'T BE HER FRIEND AND LIKE HER FOR THE WAY SHE IS, THEN YOU'RE NO FRIEND AT ALL.
(The third-person speech was annoying me, too, but I actually like Yuiko despite it. SO IT DIDN'T MATTER TO ME. If Ritsuka was a good person worthy of my pity/affection/admiration, like main characters should be, then he wouldn't have ever said that.)
*chopping up stuffed animals with scissors*