I said this to my Algebra Teacher once, she did not get it. That's okay, I didn't get Algebra either. My Geometry teacher had a far better sense of humor. Algebra never make sense until after I took Geometry any way.
Sometimes we put too much time and energy into people who do not appreciate or reciprocate. Some people push and push until we have to give in and acknowledge we can love that person but we cannot continue to revolve our world Round him/her.