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I met this man on Facebook (one of my friends friend) who is

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I met this man on Facebook (one of my friends friend) who is 25 and I'm 38. We started emailing me everyday and then eventually exchanged numbers and went to texting and calling. He texted me all morning, noon, evening and night, he called me every morning at 7am. Then 3 weeks later we setup a date. We were both were excited and met for dinner and went back to my house and watched movies. One thing led to another and we had sex. He was so super sweet and affectionate from the beginning. There were a few times I told him that I didn't know if we were going to work and he would say to take things one day at at time. I took him home that night and he called me at 7am as usual the next morning, then he text me all day and night. This continued for the next week. Then the following week he missed calling me a couple days and maybe a few hours would go by with no texting. Then less and less. Then he had some issues going on with his family so he pulled away, I asked if he needed space or wanted to stop seeing each other and he said his head was all over the place but no. So he came back strong a few days later and was back to saying I miss u, I need u, I care so much about u, etc....that was on a Friday. Then I text him that night and no answer and I freaked out and text him 10 times on Saturday and 1o on Sunday, then again Monday. He emailed me on Facebook on Monday and said he left his phone in his friends car and was sorry, he said he didn't memorize my number but wanted to let me know. I got mad and said he could've emailed me sooner. So he ignored my texts the following 3 days. Finally I called him and he said I'm making him not want to be with me, that I can't go a time without freaking out if I don't hear from him. We talked and he's said he wanted to start over so we did. But no more calling, maybe once a week at most. He pulled away but still was contacting me but now maybe once a day or two days but definitely a change. Then all his sweetness and affection stopped, but still was there.

So then he had family issues and things went downhill. I completely freaked out and text him too much, asked him where our relationship was going, asking him if he needs time, pestering him til he ignored my texts. He didn't talk or text me for a week so I crossed the line and called his work to see if he was there and when he would be coming in, I text him that he was ignoring me so I was going to come to his work to talk to him. He text me a day later and asked if I wanted to spend time with him, I was out so he said don't come over and I said I was coming anyway so I came but he never came out. He got mad at me for coming. So then he was suppose to come by the next night but never came, he stood me up. I sent him a mean text and he replied with he was mad I called his work and came over. He said when I do stuff like this it makes him not want to be with me. Then he would no longer text me or contact me first, he also ignored my texts most of the time. I asked him if he no loner wanted to see me anymore and overloaded texts again and panic set in. He got mad and text me that I was special until I started acting all stalkerish and he doesn't need that in his life. I crossed boundaries and he wasn't going to cut me off because he really does like me but I deserve better. I didn't know what he meant so I text him asking more and more questions. Then next day after ignoring me again I sent him another text asking if we can talk on the phone and he said he would call me after work but then after work said he would try to call me when he got home, and of course never did. So last week he said he needed time to think about if he wants to start over with me but of course I did not give it to him because I was in panic due to him ignoring me. So he got mad and said I couldn't even give him time to think and always throw the same stuff in his face everyday. Just on Saturday after ignoring me for days I text him and said I was going to come and see him after work that he owes me to at least tell me what happened and where things stand. He text me back and said that I hurt too much and he doesn't want to see me now but maybe in the future. I explained to him how I felt and asked him if we could start over to think about it. I asked him that night if he didn't want to see me anymore and he replied with "not right now". I said ok, I was mad and said he never cared about me but I was glad that he was upfront and told me the truth. Then this morning I text him and asked him why he didn't want to see me anymore, what happened....that I was just curious, but he ignored it.

I waited 3 days and text him general and he replied but then I asked to see him and he ignored it. How do I go about getting his trust and fixing this? I know I have to work on me, I get that but I need to have him at least trust me again. Do I go away for a long period then come back? Please help!

For whatever reason, this man does not want to commit to furthering your relationship. That, I’m afraid, is the botXXXXX XXXXXne. Just look at what has happened over the last short period. First he wants you, then he doesn’t.

You both get angry with each other, frequently.

Ask yourself - is this really a good foundation for a mutually loving and trusting relationship.

I do not think it is, and that it is time for you to move on. If he really wanted to be with you, he would act like it, not just talk about it. Sometimes talk about ´family problems´ is a good indicator that frankly, he is not a good bet.

Better to move on NOW, rather than leaving yourself open to more hurt and disappointment. Leave the ball firmly in his court, and don’t chase after him, or he will continue to manipulate you.


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