I’ve been dating a man on & off for 2 years. It started out fast with him asking me to marry him & giving me a ring. Since we have gotten back together there is no talk at all about a future together. I never know when or if I’m going to see him. He tells me I should find someone else because he has been having some health problems. We were supposed to see each other tonight but again he said he isn’t feeling well and told me to make other plans.
He says I’m not as affectionate as I used to be. It’s hard when I feel like all he does is push me away. If he did really loved me, wouldn’t he want to spend time with me & not be telling me all the time to find someone else?
Thanks for writing.
What you don’t say is why you broke up in the first place? How did you go from being engaged to breaking up? Also, we’d like to know if his health problems are for real or just an excuse to keep some distance between the two of you.
If he truly has health problems, he may feel insecure about being chronically sick. So instead of opening up to you he pushes you away, for fear that you won’t want to deal with his health issues. However, if his health problems are an excuse to keep you away, then you’re better off without him. You need to find all of this out. Please talk with him.
It IS difficult to show someone you love them when all they do is push you away; but in this instance that’s exactly what you need to do. He sounds very insecure about whether or not you really do want to be with him. Do you? He certainly isn’t giving you a whole lot to work with honestly, but it sounds like you’re going to have to be the bigger person here and reach out to him if you want this to move forward.
As far as him telling you to find someone else, that could be his insecurity talking again, or he might really mean it. But you’re right, if he really wanted to be with you it seems like he should just say it. We wonder.
Lisa, what do you think about all this? You definitely need to put all of this on the table and talk to him about this. The best way to get to the bottom of this is to ask him directly how he truly feels about you.
Either way, his insecurity-if that’s what it is-is a red flag to us. He might truly be sick-and we’re sorry if he is-but the way he’s dealing with it seems immature. Most people would want the person they love to support them in their struggles. They wouldn’t push them away. So that’s a bit unsettling for us.
We hope we didn’t make things more confusing for you Lisa. Be well and good luck sorting this out.
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