Start Dating vs having a boyfriend

Dating vs having a boyfriend

He suggested we stay friends but I told him that would be too hard on me and he said I can contact him anytime. Men want to mentally work out whatever is bothering them, solve it, and then they’ll re-emerge, ready to conquer the world.

and abandon any perspective or pursuit that has you feeling crappy in your moment-to-moment experience in service of some imagined better future.

What I mean by this is that if you take on a certain perspective, you are guaranteed to act needy.

He told me he loves me, but felt like I was smothering him and he needed to find himself.