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I am having a difficult time figuring out if I truly love my boyfriend of 6 months or if I am just putting up my guard to prevent from getting hurt by pulling back from the relationship (being more distant). I have been good friends with my bf for the past 2 years and I know his family well and we've always gotten along with no problems. We do have similar life goals and things we want to acomplish in life. It's a long distant relationship right now. He is 24 and I'm 28...sometimes I feel like I'm a "motherly" role in our relationship and I want to avoid that but not sure how to? Also, I feel like I'm the "male" role in the relationship as in I can go days without talking to him but I still think about him all the time and wonder how he's doing, but I don't stress out if I can't talk to him every day. He is always calling and wanting to "spend" time together and he's told me that he's normally not clingy but bc of the long distance he wants to make the most of what communication we do have. I'm not sure if I should put more effort or "take a break"? Again, I think I love him, but am feeling smothered right now. I feel like if I tell him I don't want to talk he'll think I don't love him. Help!
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