We're all familiar with the phrase, 'if you love something, set it free',however, there's a huge difference between being familiar with something and believing in it. Mainstream media has 'planted' this thought in our minds that true love always perseveres because at the end of the movie, the soul mates finally get their happily ever after.
People, nowadays, are starting to feel like all of them are exactly like the couple they saw in that specific movie (there are so many of these clichés). The truth is, whoever keeps you hanging onto the idea of them possibly loving you back by a thread isn't worth waiting for at all. It's better that they're free and so are you.
1. The difference between love and the possibility of love.
You took a long time to finally confront your feelings about someone and when you did tell them, instead of replying with a sign of hope or of no hope, they just showed you a glimmer of dense light, 'maybe'. Maybe should never even be an option to begin with. True, you took time and so would they. If they tell you that they want time, give it but be aware of the difference between taking time and them placing you on standby.
I know a lot of people are naive enough to believe that patience is the biggest sacrifice they can give. True, very true but patience for what? For the possibility of them ever liking you or of them not? You have absolutely no clue.