Words are weird.
Keep trying! :-)
You'll get there!
I find that breaks help. Sometimes a day away (or two) helps reset the brain so that what was once nearly impossible is suddenly doable. (Certain levels on certain puzzle games have had me flummoxed for weeks.)
Sounds a bit like me when I play a game. LOL
I can't speak for games, but there are times when I won't return phone calls for days, let alone pick up the phone.
Please validate me.