He won't realize it tomorrow, a week from now, a month or even a year from now, no,but he will realize many years down the line what he missed having with you. When he's in an unhappy and loveless relationship, he'll think of you and your unrelenting passion and fire you burned for him. He'll think how you wouldn't allow him to walk all over you, and will begin to admire your stance on standing up for yourself, and recognizing your worth. You see, back then he wasn't ready, mentally or emotionally, to refuel you like you fueled him. He didn't know how to handle your flame so he allowed you to burn out. But believe me, the day will come, when he finds himself thinking how his life got to the point of doing what he thought made others happy, only to realize the one thing that made HIM happy, was you.