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I am so sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing in your relationship. Such problems are always very stressful.
The best advice I can give is what I would do if I were in your shoes.
First of all, I would like to point out that your thought process regarding the mouth guard does not click with me. I do not think that him pointing out the mouth guard had anything to do with the health of your relationship.
Second, please do NOT push him away by saying you are seeing other people. I would advise that you speak with him in person and tell him how you feel and what your perception of the situation is. Tell him that you respect he needs his space at this time in his life, but he has to be able to meet your needs too, and right now you are hurting.From what I perceive, he is not necessarily going to break up with you. In such situations, it is best NOT to determine an outcome right away. It is not to his advantage to simply leave. A good guideline I personally apply is to take 2 weeks to yourself. At the end of that time, you can reconnect with him. You will find that after that time, you are a stronger person. You have reconnected with who you are. Hopefully by the end of no INITIATING contact within those 2 weeks, he would have contacted you within that time.
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Afternoon, if I were in your shoes, I would simply say, "Oops! How can I get it back? Sorry about that."
Go ahead and just be honest with him with where you're coming from. Say that you would like to be with him, but he can't be with you enough to meet your needs. Therefore, you think it would be best if you took 2 weeks apart to see how you felt afterward. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
I would employ this technique personally, because it was very stressful waiting for him to initiate contact with me, and I wasn't sure if he would do so, or not. I would rather just take 2 weeks to myself and not have him a part of my world.
I look forward to hearing about how things turn out, as well as your kind thought to click Accept if you feel this answer has helped you. Take care.
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I see what you are saying.
I think you should ask him to talk through the thinking process with him.
If he wants you in his future, he should be happy to accommodate you.
This concerns you, not just him, so he should include you in the process.