Meaning she has someone picked out, they've been acknowledging their feelings for years, and he knows I'm completely in the loop.... but he won't take the next step.
The "next step" involves leaving a loveless, childless marriage and moving halfway across the country, mind you. But it's been a few years and nothing's changed. She can't let him go and move on...she's tried. He's afraid to make such a big move and get more involved with a married woman even with her husband's permission. And I hate to see her missing him, frustrated with him, and crying over him. And I hate seeing him stuck, afraid of his wife and afraid of being alone and afraid of change.
There is nothing I can do about this. So until something changes, we'll try to make the best of it.