Do you feel that your man is withdrawing from the relationship, and you are afraid that it’s just a matter of time before he leaves? Naturally, it can feel scary and devastating.
“Distance simply means separation in place but never in connections. Heart remains inseparable.” – DhelChen
Just when you thought your relationship was moving to the next stage, your boyfriend starts pulling away from you. You keep scratching your head but you can’t understand why. Did you do something wrong? Has he stopped loving you? Why is he withdrawing into himself when he seemed so interested? You were pretty sure you two had a real connection. Then why is he backing off suddenly?
So why does a man pull away even if things are going great in a relationship?
There are a number of reasons why your man may be withdrawing to himself. And no, it’s not necessarily because he is losing interest in you. So if you want to know why a man would pull away just when things are getting serious, then keep reading as we try to dig deep into this problem and understand what exactly is going on.
Is your man withdrawing? Here’s how to explain his behavior.
“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler
Any woman who’s actively following dating advice and is putting themselves out there will at some point deal with a man who is growing distant. It may be confusing trying to determine while men pull away, but it usually doesn’t have anything to do with you.
If you notice that a previously attentive man is showing signs of fleeing, one of these things is likely going on. And before you move your relationship forward, it’s important to consider if these are roadblocks you can overcome.
5 Real Reasons Your Man Is Withdrawing
1. He’s just not ready.
You may have been communicating effectively that you’re playing for keeps (and if so, great job!), but this has him exiting stage left because he’s not ready for the commitment.
2. He’s scared to take the next step.
“Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” – Nicholas Sparks
One of the men’s primary fears is the loss of freedom. He may be evaluating whether or not what he will gain by having you in his life is worth the inevitable loss of his sexual freedom, financial freedom, or time.
3. You’re experiencing “man time.”
When a man gets involved in anything that consumes his attention (work, sports, hobbies, to name a few), he loses track of time. When he finally realizes how much time has passed, he may be too afraid to call you and risk having to face how angry you may be.
4. He thinks you’ve changed.
You’re not being the same gal he started with. Instead of being easy-going, fun, and clearly appreciating who he is, maybe he’s getting a taste of another side of you — someone who is hard to please, insecure, needy, or just not fun anymore.
5. You’re not the one for him (or he’s not the one for you).
You may feel disappointed by this realization at first, but in the end, it’s for your benefit. If this is the case, sooner or later that the relationship is going to end.
So, how can you tell which one of these is the cause of him being distant?
Follow your instincts
“If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.” – Lisa Moriyama
Listen to your gut. If you’re dealing with a man who needs some space, you’ve got to give it to him or risk losing him for good.