Sometimes epiphanies happen when you least want them to occur-
Reality isn't something everyone is always ready to acknowledge.
The realization that the more you like someone, the less they may like you, feels like a boulder sitting in the base of your stomach. Eventually you have to concede that everything you're doing to try to garner their affection may actually be encouraging them to reject you more.
At what point do you accept the best thing you can do is stop trying? When do you know that you can endure the pain of letting them go? What is going to happen to me, to him?