He told me he felt the same, but he couldn't understand why would I like him so much. He said how he firmly believed there was no room in my life for him besides being FWB. He didn't believe I was capable of ever seeing anything more than that in him, and I feel tremendously silly right now.
Kills me to think I let him in the dark about how I felt and all this time he was struggling to accept that he has feelings for me but could never tell me or act on them fully. Or that he spent months thinking I had no reason to love him.
What is all that about? You are telling him how you feel and what you want. He cannot accept it? Does he have poor self esteem?