Rather than obsessing over why he isn’t spending more time with you.If you are going to talk to friends or family about him, make those conversations about the nice things you have done together, rather than all of you fixating on him not seeing enough of you and reading too much into that. But don’t put your life on hold while you fit in with his schedule. Do your friends and family make you feel like being in a relationship is very important?This model suits many people, but doesn’t fit all of us.Some people have hobbies, interests or other commitments that are their priority. Still more may find that circumstances dictate they cannot be with their partner as much as they would like, perhaps due to having to be apart for work, study or caring for a relative. Email your sex and relationships queries in confidence to:[email protected] Petra cannot print answers to every single question submitted, but she does read all your emails.Do you think he should see more of me by now if he really likes me?I know this contradicts what your friends and family have advised but you haven’t known him very long. He goes to college, has a part time job and plays sport - so he doesn’t have a lot of spare time.We meet up once or twice a week and talk on the phone every day.
Where might those ideas have come from and are you able to resist or question them – seeing them as being unhelpful in your life now? Are you someone who is prone to anxiety or unable to relax and enjoy what you currently have?Implying that if you didn’t then you obviously weren’t into him?Currently you’re seeing each other one or two times per week and talking every day.It is still early days and it would be more concerning if he dropped everything to spend all his time with someone he’s only recently met.
If the situation were reversed, how might you feel if a boyfriend you’d known just a few weeks asked you to stop seeing your friends so much and to cut back on your work, studies and hobbies in order to spend more time with them?
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