You deserve exclusivity. You deserve to be someone’s reason to leave the dating scene. You deserve to be someone’s number one. To be someone’s only one.
He may just not be that in to you. He may enjoy the relationship the way it’s going, no strings attached.
A relationship takes 200% effort. If you’re not putting in 100%, it wouldn’t be fair to expect that from others.
Don’t pick someone just because everyone else has someone. Don’t believe the lie that because of your age, or timing, or opportunity that you must leave your single life for a person whose presence can’t quiet your soul or who makes love look like something you want to run away from.
When you do what another person wants you to do from love and caring, with no agenda to get their approval, you feel wonderful. But when you give yourself up from fear of your partner’s anger or withdrawal, you will feel trapped and resentful.
Cancer. They keep you around by being really vulnerable with you. They’ll send you a very long drunk text or tell you how they can’t stop thinking about you but then blame it on the alcohol or just tell you that they were having an emotional day.
There are different ways (“languages”) in which people feel love. The goal is to learn to communicate in the way that resonates best with your significant other.
Not every woman is driven by a desire for a future or a serious relationship with every man they meet, and that’s the thing some guys just don’t get. More importantly, if he’s into her, why does that even matter?
You deserve the moon and the stars. You deserved to be loved, fully. You deserve to show off the guy you are dating and he sure as hell better be proud to show you off too.
It’s a huge societal expectation to get married and have babies, enough so that all the folks in happy, committed, long term relationships get asked continually when they’ll be taking that trip down the aisle.