I have a guy friend that I've been good friends with for 6.5 yrs now. However even though it's always just been a friendship, there has always been an attraction between us in fact that's how we became friends in the first place. When we first met we liked each other but because of circumstances in our lives at the time a relationship wouldn't have worked. Eventually he got involved with another woman who he was with for 4 yrs until she broke up with him last summer. Well him and I continued being friends all throughout his relationship but since he's been single we have been getting close again and things are in place for us to be together this time. However, he is still in love with his ex and therefore not emotionally available to be with anybody other than her right now even though she doesn't want him. I've been trying to help him get through this time and even told him that he should remain single for at least a year before getting involved with someone else but I'm definitely still falling for him. I know he feels the same way about me but because of the situation with his ex he is not ready to move on just yet. My question is has anybody else been in this situation before and what should I do in the meantime? Should I continue to be a friend to him during this time even though my feelings are getting involved or stay away until he is ready to make a move with me?