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I hurt my ex boyfriend a lot by cheating on him early January

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of this year, then pushed...
I hurt my ex boyfriend a lot by cheating on him early January of this year, then pushed him away until May when I decided I made a mistake and wanted to get back with him. Please don't judge me for cheating.. it was a mistake and I only did it because he wasn't giving me any attention and I didn't feel wanted.

Anyway, he told me he couldn't be with me right now because he was still too hurt and afraid to get involved again but told me he could see us in the future.
However, he couldnt guarantee me anything and at the same time was rude to me and never wanted to talk to me so I told him I was done and changed my number.

one of my guy friends who likes him texted him telling him basically that i was now his and he will make me forget all about him.
after hearing this, he texted one of my friends trying to get ahold of me to "straighten things out"

i called from my moms phone and upon talking to him he told me he missed me and loved me, something i havent heard from him in months. he was basically panicking that i found someone else when the kid is only a friend and i dont plan on dating him.

now he tells me that he wants to just talk regular as friends and see how it goes and basically admitted he is afraid of losing me.

he did lie about having sex with a girl after we broke up and denied it until finally one of his friends told me.

he told me he wants to be single, then he said well since u have someone else im going to go get a girlfriend.

he is being selfish. he wants the best of both worlds and i dont know what to do.

why cant be be with me, but at the same time why cant he let me go?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Relationship
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You have to decide on your own whether or not this relationship is going to work. You yourself say that he is selfish and wants everything. I feel the same way. He seems to be using your cheating as an excuse to make half a commitment. A relationship can't survive on that. He can't treat someone like they are worth half a commitment. I would put a stop to it by letting him know what your boundaries and expectations are. If you want a full time boyfriend then let him know that. I would not get sucked into words that mean nothing because he can't stand behind them. Don't worry about if he has a girlfriend. Worry about moving on. If he wanted a relationship he wouldn't be saying these things. Force him to let you go. Stop all communication and don't respond to his comments.

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
do you not think he really loves me?? why is he scared that i may have found someone else?
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
If he loves you it is a self centered love. That doesn't mean that he doesn't. He may just be that kind of person. If he doesn't want you to move on this may be part of being self centered or he may genuinely care.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He said he just needs a little time
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
Then give it. It could work out
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I leave for college in two weeks almost two hours away
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
Find out from him on a plan with a time frame. You may find that he has a time frame in mind and go from there
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He doesn't know he can't give me s time but maybe now he had a scare he will be more reasonable
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
I think so too. This is your time to ask for some of the things you want.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He said he misses me an wants to be with me but is scared and I told him he needs to get over it or he will lose me then he suggested we just talk as friends and see how it goes
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
That friend excuse is a road to nowhere. Usually it means I will keep your feelings on the line while I do what i want to do and be your friend. It is your decision. My rule is that if you aren't a good boyfriend you aren't a good friend. I expect just as much from my friends.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
If he can't agree to work things out should I just stop responding to him
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
Yes. If he isn't willing to work on things as boyfriend and girlfriend then there is nothing to talk about
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
should i just leave it alone and wait for him to contact me?? im not chasing

i know i hurt him but he should know if he wants to be with me or not.

if he says he doesnt know and needs time and isnt sure if he can be with me, should i just move on?
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
You can leave it alone. It is always to your advantage to see what he does. Then the responsibility falls on him. I totally agree! He should know. I think you should move on as much as you want to considering your feelings. Moving on does give you closure rather than wondering. You have to be okay with or without him being in your life. Do what makes you happy now
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Wow so he came over and we has sex.. This just happened. He said he is just afraid and can see us together but doesn't know and thinks we should talk casually and see what happens.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
I can understand that he has some fears but don't give too much. I would stress that you need to define casually. Make sure your definition matches his. But it's okay to see what happens.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He wants to just talk normal. Not about us or the relationship or future . I just don't know what to do now. I don't know if it's worth it
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
If this superficial arrangement works for you then that's fine. What he is saying is that you will still see each other, have sex and be together but you won't talk about anything important. That sounds like a one sided relationship in his favor. If it's not what you want you have a decision to make
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He doesn't want to be together though.. He doesn't even want sex I came onto him
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
It still seems on sided. If he doesn't want to be together there is no reason to be a couple at all. Then let it go rather than be in this arrangement
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
yeah i dont understand why he's so hesitant and needs so much time... he said its a mixure of hurt , trust and little things... its just annoying now.
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Is he worth waiting for? He Obviously doesn't even value me that much.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
If he doesn't value you then he isn't worth waiting for. You shouldn't be with anyone who doesn't value you. If the relationship is making you unhappy he isn't worth waiting for either. Maybe it's time to move on
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Do you think he doesn't value me? He said he can't be with me because he is scared and just wants to talk normal to see if we can even do it.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
If he wanted to be with you he wouldn't need to talk normal. He would just do it.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He says he is scared
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
he is hesitant because of everything that happened, and doesnt know if we will be able to do it again so he wants to take it slow and see how things go.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
It's okay to take it slow. That will give him a chance to gain confidence in the relationship. Have faith and let him take his time. He needs time to recover and this is his way of wanting to trust you
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
do you really think he is serious, though? he doesnt want to be with me, at the same time doesnt want me with anyone else otherwise he'll go find someone. i just dont know if he's playing head games or if he actually intends to be with me and misses me.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
If he doesn't want to be with anyone else then he probably is serious. But he has to act like it. You can't have intentions in your mind but then do anything you want. He is the only one that knows what he intends to do. You have to find a way to get honest answers in this relationship. Then you would be so anxious. He has to promote a healthy line of communication and be honest with you. Otherwise nothing will change.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He doesn't like to discuss us.. He just wants to take it slow and talk as friends. I just think it's wrong how he tells me he wants to be single and when he thinks he will lose me he tells me he loves me and if I find someone else he will too.. If i move on he will too and if I don't I could wait around forever for nothing..
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I just don't understand what he is waiting for
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
He isn't waiting for anything. You are doing the waiting. I think you are compromising way too much. He has you waiting and I think he is buying time until he figures out what he wants to do. You could wait for nothing. Personally I think this I need space excuse is just that but it's up to you
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Why do you think he is holding me around for so long
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
like what is he doing with all this time? i dont understand why he has me waiting.
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
he says he can see us working things out but doesnt know, wont give me a time frame, says sometime in the future.. wants to see how things go its just annoying... i think ill look for someone else in the meantime

on of my friends thinks he is waiting to see how serious i am, to see if i will stick around.. because hes afraid to get hurt.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago

He has you waiting because he can. I am starting to think it is to stroke his ego. I hope not. This ability to be vague also worries me. I think you should look for happiness. If he isn't it then so be it. He may be trying to get you to prove yourself but I think that is totally unfair. He knows his motives. This all seems so chaotic. I couldn't deal with it. It all seems so selfish. I just don't think he is going to put your needs first - or second.

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
you're right.. it is selfish. he wants to take things slow and see how things go but for what reason? ? he either wants me or he doesnt when it comes down to it and if he doesnt know that answer now then what will have to change for him to figure it out? absolutely nothing. i'm sick of sitting here not knowing whats going to happen.. i'm moving on if he can't agree to work things out..
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago

I totally agree. He knows what he wants. This break thing is ridiculous. He either wants a relationship or he doesn't. I completely agree with your solution. Take back your power and give up waiting.

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
do you think he even cares about me? :(
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
i talked to him today and asked why he didnt want to date and he said that he has girl friends who like him but he oesnt want to do anything about it.

it made me upset that he'd go and bring up girls who like him. i dont care.....

i just want to forget him. it hurts too much. things arent the same. i cant just talk to him normally as friends.. i just cant do it..

he has to learn to miss me. somehow.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
What is that about. Girlfriends? There is no way you are making the wrong decision now. I strongly discourage friends. Just drop him and see what happens.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He should know in his heart If he has intentions on getting back with me... I know he has an idea. I don't know why he is buying time. Why do you think that is?
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
I absolutely agree. That is a huge problem that he can't committ even now that you have given him more than enough chances. I don't know either. I fear that he is taking advantage of you just because he can. I hope that isn't the case but I can't think of a clear cut reason why he would need all this time. He should know what he wants.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I think this is about a lot more than him being afraid because I hurt him
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago

Maybe he is being hesitant but don't give him too much of an out. He still is dragging his feet. You can find out if this fear or hesitency but he has to tell you then. He can't just withdraw. See if this is because of what has happened. You have to talk about it.

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He told me he is hesitant because of not being able to trust me along with other factors he didn't tell me.
Counselor: psychlady, Counselor replied 6 years ago
Find out what those factors are. Then you can work on them once they are identified, You also can decide if you want to change something you are doing. Don't let him get through this by being vague. Tell him you need to know what they are. What can you do to help him trust you. He has to let you know what would help him
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
do you think he is just playing mind games with me and likes osmeone else? why would he need this much time.. there has to be someone else, right? no one wants to be single.
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What indicates there isn't anyone else ?
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