after all the stress and headache, i finally told him that i love him. i told him over the phone because i figured that would be much easier in case he didnt feel the same way. he was surprised and said nothing for a few seconds then relpied *i thought i was going to be the first to say it* end of story. he did not say it back. after over 2 years of unofficial dating... i acted all cool but the tears rolled down when i hung up. maybe he will never feel the same way about me and i have to live with that. maybe its time to move on. if after all this while he doesn't love me then i give up.