My lover and I have been together for over a year now and during our relationship, there were some misunderstandings between him and I which caused us to break up. During the time of our break-up, he was really upset and his friends (who actually liked me as his girlfriend before) started hating me because of what happened. Long story short, someone confessed to me and he thought that I would be better off with that person and that I liked that person (when I was just trying to avoid breaking the other persons' heart but I should've been straight forward) but I really didn't like him like that. It was my fault and I understand it was. I regret it because I wasn't straight forward enough to tell the other guy that I didn't like him that way.
He seems to take his friends as if they were his family, so I really don't know what to do. He wouldn't let me say anything romantic or anything around them and it's like we're not even dating - they don't even know that we got back together.
So, my question is: Should I try to regain their trust in me as his girlfriend again? Or should I just leave it like it is now?