The Relationship Question
I was set up on a blind date and it went perfectly. He and I have an insane amount of things in common and things were going well for for the first 3-4 weeks. He then told me he loved me and it scared him because of how his marriage ended a year and a half ago. She supposedly cheated on him with a younger man and it ended badly. A few days after he told me he loved me but that he wanted “space” to deal with his emotional issues. Do you think that was his easy way out to blow me off? What does”space” mean?
The Relationship Advice
Thank you for sharing your situation. It’s always important to pay close attention to what people say and do in a relationship. He’s telling you some very specific things and behaving in ways that mean something. You get to decide what you do to take care of yourself and move your life in a positive direction.
You might find it helpful to think about what he might be trying to tell you. For example: In a healthy relationship people are emotionally available for each other and want to spend time together. What is his behavior telling you?
It’s always a good idea to date people who are fully available. That means that they’re ready to have a relationship with you and devote their time and energy to making it work. Take some time to think about what’s best for you and how you want to be treated. Don’t forget to listen to your intuition, it’s telling you what’s really going on.
Remember that you deserve to be with someone who is there for you exclusively and treats you the way you want to be treated. You’re worth it.