You ever been in love with someone who was not in love with you? Have you ever been the object of a friend's heart's desire and not returned the feeling?
Keeping up a brave front is one way to maintain a friendship...just friends, right:
Finding out that your friend is in love with "a good friend"...and knowing for sure that person is not you:
You are the one who hears about how great someone else is...while you are also the one who hears about the challenges, too:
...and sometimes, it is the Nice Guy/Gal that wins out in the end: