Originally Posted by Lorelyen
Agreed that's how it should be. It's about liking someone, admiring them, feeling at ease, which is different from being in romantic love. A deeper love emerges.
So, pain as you may suffer now, sounds like you're well freed from this guy. Hopefully he'll find happiness too with someone eventually but that you'll find your ideals in someone soon without all this anguish.
It will just take some time, I guess. Though it is really hard to let go of something that started on such a beautiful note. But we can't really fight against the Universe and its timing.