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The break-up of short-term relationships can be more devastating because they can be more intense and they don't usually have time to "go. It sounds like she was up for a long term relationship or a short term You don't have to break up with someone the exact nanosecond you. It almost seems to me the ones that hit the hardest are the short term ones Anyone else experience taking a short term relationship breakup.
I need to accept that he is not the man for me, and that he is still out there somewhere. I slept with him after a month and I wish now that I had not done so. He was all I wanted in a man, but I have faith I shall find that again elsewhere. If he comes back then so be it. That is really what dating is about. Men are pretty practical and he either met someone else or realized you wanted more than he was prepared to give you.
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I do think the expensive present was his tip off that you were more into him than he for you. Signs of this all along include expensive present, making desserts, watching his dog and traveling every weekend to him that was a 3 hour round trip. Can you see you were more into him than the other way around? Your detailed story says it all. Slow down in the future.
Do not ask for the picture back. It was a gift, not an engagement ring. Have someone else pick up your stuff or have him ship it. There were reasons I went into London each weekend we went to events in the cityand he did come out to me twice.
Is there any scope this is salvageable? Considering I potentially did rush things? September 2, at 1: From your description it appears that things were very nice between you two. But unfortunately he has not fallen for you. Has it never happened to you? He already started playing with you, texting to you as if nothing happened.
Is this ok by you? Do not worry about your things, he is not going to steal them. Give it a few weeks. I guarantee that if you keep ignoring him he will eventually want to talk himself, so be patient.
One thing women need to learn is patience. Let him absorb his own decision. He probably expects you to beg and chase and be willing to accept crumbs.
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Do not respond to him, do not contact him. If he wants to talk about the breakup, he needs to specifically ask you to do that, in which case you should meet up with him and talk. But do not plea or tell him you want him back. You have already said that, this is enough. Wishy washy men do not regret their decisions unless they see the thing they rejected is gone. So let him feel it for real.
In the meantime start meeting new men. Do not jump into a new relationship, but start meeting them. This will distract you and will give you hope. And next time, even if the guy feels terrific, take longer to get to know him. He needs to fall for you first. Look back at your life, at work and otherwise, how did you acquire your best or very close friends? I am sure things developed gradually and over time.
You need to get things to season, to mature, to brew a little. Time is what shows our real feelings and our real relationships. I am not saying wait years, but positively more than 8 dates. Do not talk every day, let him miss you, let him think about oyu in your absence.
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Do not fill your new relationship with nonsensical chit-chat that goes over text all the time. I am a firm believer that texting every day kills romance and prevents feelings from growing. I am positive this dude will resurface, but in most cases, it happens for the wrong reasons. The only possibility for him to really regret his decision is for you to cut him off like he never existed. September 3, at 9: It meant a lot and answered a lot of my worries and questions about the situation I am in.
Today he messaged me at 6. Morning, I wanted to give you some space this weekend, but just to let you know that I am ready to chat when you are.
I also still want space to think. I have a job interview today, too, so I have been focusing on that. Should I reply to his message?
Or still give it some time? Your advice is truly appreciated x September 3, at 9: I would feel that there is no need to seem rude or to play games, just tell him what you have told us, That you need time to think, right now you have nothing to say.
You are focusing on your interview. You may want to add that if you feel like talking sometime you will let him know. By the way, surely he knew about the interview? If so it was really shoddy of him to send you what seems to be a goodbye text right beforehand. Anyone would know that would potentially interfere with your ability to do well at the interview. Good luck with the interview. She is the one who insisted she wanted to speak to him in person.
So now she is supposed to say she needs time e to think. He broke up with her. He is being kind to her and honoring what she asked for. Emmayou always give false hope. You seem to think just because a man comes snooping back he misses the woman. But they may feel guilty and send a text to alleviate guilt. Or they come back for fwb. No too often they want you back. The example u gave about the guy you ignored who apologized was a temporary fwb, not a bf or potential husband.
Just a lover you had on the side. He apologized cause he eanted sex. September 3, at Hey Bob, thank you for reaching out. It seems we are not in the same place right now with what we want. Talking about it will not change things, so I think it is best we leave it here. Please send my things back this week when you have time. I truly wish you the best and am grateful for our time together. Best of luck with everything.
Talking will not change it. If he does not send your things text him that you will be coming over at xyz day and will be picking up your stuff and to leave it outside. Or just let the stuff go. Had you allowed him to do most of the heavy lifting, such as travelling to you and doing what it takes to woo and win over your heart, the outcome would have been different. Those are the actions you need to look for—how much the man is willing to go out of his way to be with YOU!
His performance was lackluster and your trying to excuse this behavior is going to hurt you when you meet the next guy you really like. The guy finished with her apparently out of the blue just before a job interview. She is entitled to change her mind about whether or when she wants to talk.
Here you are saying the guy should have been in touch and not taken a week off to focus on work. Is that because your a queen and all men want you no matter how you treat them. Every response is this narcissistic opportunity to twist your own tales about Lane into a response on here.
Sure this man broke up. He already broke up with her. I doubt he even remembered if he even knew that she has interviews.
But as I said, she is entitled to change her mind! I never said he was evil, I get that he has just decided that this is not the right relationship for him. However, he has been inconsiderate in his timing.
Jaqettea or whatever you call yourself. The guy broke up with her and then sent a text I guess he thought was being nice. And if he waited u til after the interview and new job he would still be a villain because he squashed her happiness of getting a new job by breaking up with her. September 3, at 1: Beth, you asked to meetup to talk, so do it.
Let him know before you meet that you want him to bring your things. September 3, at 2: This man spent a lot more time with Beth, so yes, I think he could have been a little less selfish and a little more patient about putting his own needs on hold for just a while.
Why do you object to my suggesting anyone, male or female, treat one another with due consideration? You are making unfounded assumptions that I would criticise him for waiting a day or so.
As for maybe there should be a rule — sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. I have no idea who Stephen is, but you are certainly antagonistic! September 6, at 5: He did know that I am struggling with work as I lost my job the same week I met him, so I have been going to interviews regularly.
It is a very difficult time as I may lose my home if I cannot find work soon. Anyways, my point is that he knows all of this. I wanted him to question or wonder where I am. He has not contacted me. Do I contact him today — Thursday — or wait until he is back Monday? And what do I say?? His last message to me was: X Thanks all x September 6, at 8: May I ask if your using them as an excuse to see him?
Avoid that scenario as much as possible. September 6, at 8: You are playing games. It sounds like she was up for a long term relationship or a short term relationship where you were focused on each other, but not a friendship. It sounds like you were up for a short term relationship where you dated others, or a friendship.
It sucks that there was no peg that fit each others' holes, so to speak, but such is life. Maybe you'll revisit and actually be friends, but don't do it now. I think you handled it decently.
There is no other way to do it. I think if you know how you feel not wanting a LTR with the personit's better to do this immediately, say within a week or so: It gets wrong when one person doesn't want a serious relationship and senses the other person might, but doesn't bring it up so as not to spoil the punch.
Other than that, it's again, fine. I think you should not take someone's level of enthusiasm as an indicator of how strongly they will hold on, or how deeply they will be hurt, if you don't want the same things. Seems like things were pretty positive on both sides, and nobody has anything to feel bad about. Why introduce her to your friends?
I think you were emotional at the end because you hadn't made good boundaries and by going through the motions you let both you and her believe something else might be on the horizon.
You can't have all the comforts of a building long term relationship inside of a short term situation. This seems pretty normal following a breakup. Especially one where nobody's behaving very badly and everyone likes each other but it just doesn't quite work out. It seems like the only thing you could have stood to do better is to create stronger boundaries when you don't want a long-term relationship.
Don't introduce the person to all your friends. Don't spend all your time together. Use the pattern of the short-term relationship that went well: If the other person is the one pushing for more, that's when you might have to cut things off. Honestly it sounds like this time you were not so sure of the short-term preference yourself.
It's okay to take time to make sure of your feelings. You don't have to break up with someone the exact nanosecond you think of it, in order to be a good person.
This on the other hand seems very specific to you, and is something you should probably explore. It's unclear whether you haven't felt strong physical desire ever, for anyone, or if you haven't felt it for anyone you've dated but have for people you HAVEN'T datedor whether you have felt it for people you've dated but right now you're freaking out and not viewing those relationships objectively. But either way you could benefit from talking with someone yes, it's the ol' MeFi Therapist Recommendation.
Tears are usually about releasing, not necessarily sadness. Feelings are powerful, as you just found out. If you are used to stuffing your feelings down, then this first experience of being open about difficult feelings is appropriate. You're experiencing these emotions because you've done a lot of emotional work with her, intermingling firends, etc.
I think this should just be a good lesson for you, to either realize you might not want something short term, or that if you want to keep things short term you should strengthen your boundaries posted by FirstMateKate at You definitely did do the right thing here because you're not sure what you want out of your dating experiences. But I do think you should take some time to really think about what you actually want even though it may be hard to find. If I were single I would be very confused by you.
You want a relationship, but not a long term one? What does that mean? Does that mean you want some kind of attachment or arrangement that has an expiration date? Or does it just mean you don't want to be married? You also say you're not into polyamory. I think you need to listen to yourself here - it sounds like you confused yourself! There is something you wanted that you did not get and you are upset about it.
Be clearer upfront about where the lines are. Also forgive yourself for your desires. They may not be fair but they exist.
If you think that the relationship that you are pining for is not fair to the other person, consider examining those desires like a scientist. What are you afraid of? How can you work past those fears to getting the connection you really want?
The things that signaled to you that you should end the relationship with this great woman was that a you have some preconceived notion that you don't want a serious relationship and b you enjoyed her company at greater depths than just wanting to bang her brains out "no urgent physical attraction".
Did you have any physical attraction at all? Any physical connection at all? Did you like it? Did it go well? Out of curiosity, do you have any understanding of the difference between love and lust? She made it very clear that she isn't interested in being around for that. You don't get to end things and then continue using her great personality to feed your non-sexual needs. It sounds like you aren't being very clear about what you want.
Why on earth wasn't the previous great relationship focused on sex and hanging out sustainable? That's what a casual relationship is. Why do you assume this girl wasn't listening to or hearing your boundaries? Just because she was enthusiastic about dating you and saying she liked you? If anything, it seems like you are the one who has unclear boundaries here. Saying you don't want a serious relationship, but introducing her to your friends and planning to meet hers. Saying you don't want poly but you want her around while you date other people.
Ignoring her when she says that she doesn't want to be around for a friend role in your life. It's impossible for anyone who isn't you to know why this particular breakup upset you so much, but it sounds like you were a lot more emotionally invested in this relationship that you were willing to admit to yourself. What are you talking about? These two situations are absolutely nothing alike. It felt like a mix of disappointment in myself for not honoring open communication and essentially leading her on, which I explicitly said I didn't want to do, and really stressed about hurting someone else the way I had been hurt before It is normal and human and good to feel bad about hurting other human beings, especially ones we care about.
That's a normal part of breaking up with someone. But how are you "leading her on"? Is there something that you left out or lied about? This is how it works. You date for a while until you don't want to date anymore or you escalate the relationship. This is not world crushing drama. This is not leaving someone at the altar. It was shitty of you to introduce her to your friends if that's too significant for your picture of what a casual relationship entails, or if you already knew that you weren't very interested in her.
Don't do that next time. But it's not the end of the world. You know what i'm going to say, right? Sometimes you'll have feelings about that, which include sadness and regret. Maybe examine why you are putting this limitation on yourself before even getting to know the person you're dating.
If you're set on your relationships being short or casual, then why treat them like mini long term relationships? Establishing that level of emotional connection when you intend for it to end is bound to cause some pain. Before jumping into something with someone else, sit down and really think about what you want.
You need to be able to clearly explain it to yourself and to any future dating partners. Like you can say to yourself, "This is only going to last for 6 months and I won't get attached" and then that's what happens? Because, at least in my experience, the difference is merely how long they last.
Sometimes you don't know going in that it's not going to last very long. Sometimes you don't know going in that you'll look up and 7 years have gone by in a second.
I have not had much success with starting a relationship and then denying what my feelings are telling me because I am dead-set on things going a certain way on an externally imposed timeline.
If you like someone and you get on well, why would you break it off? What is it that you want from a relationship? Are you scared of being a serial monogamist? I'm one too, I get it.