We’re each 25 and have had some fairly crappy relationships, so we agreed to take issues slowly. Now we have related backgrounds in faith, household, and what we wish out of life. Daily has been nice, however every time we begin to speak concerning the future, panic mode units in. We talked for 2 months earlier than making it official, and I used to be the one to say ‘I like you’ first (which I in all probability shouldn’t have accomplished, but it surely’s the 2000s and people guidelines don’t nonetheless apply…proper?).
Anyway, it all the time looks like I’m one step forward of him. He was sincere and mentioned he wasn’t able to say ‘I like you’ again but, and a month later mentioned it. Now we have talked concerning the future, children, and what we wish out of life, however I really feel like we’re at a standstill. Nevertheless, I used to be introduced a possibility for a job out by him that pays extra, and the city is cheaper to dwell in than the place I presently am. It’s nonetheless an hour away from him. After I first instructed him concerning the alternative, he mentioned he was excited and didn’t forsee us breaking apart anytime quickly.
Nevertheless, because the interview moved nearer and nearer, he began to freak out. He retains saying he “needs to make certain” (no matter meaning) as a result of he’s afraid that if I transfer on the market and we break up, I shall be caught with nobody. I’ve tried to persuade him that I might go for the job and he’s simply an added bonus, however we each know deep down I wouldn’t need to be on the market with out him. I don’t need to stress him and I’m heartbroken that he’s so scared and not sure. I’m not trying to get engaged instantly, however I need a dedication and he can’t give me one and is admittedly bothered that he can’t.
It looks like there’s nothing I can say to consolation him or reassure him. I instructed him it’s regular to really feel this manner after not even being collectively a 12 months, however he says that it’s nearly been a 12 months and he shouldn’t be feeling this manner. He additionally says that the last word objective of a relationship is marriage, and if he’s not sure about that, what’s the purpose?
I don’t need to preserve dragging this out if this isn’t going to go anyplace, however I additionally don’t need to throw away one thing as a result of we’re dashing it. Conversely, I additionally don’t need to not take the job since it’s $10,000 greater than I’m making now, and I presently hate my job.
He has requested for a while to assume. We’re nonetheless speaking, however he mentioned he wants time to “make certain” and “make certain all the things is ok.” I had my interview yesterday and I’m 99% certain I’ll be supplied the job. I don’t know what to do. Assist? — For Love and Cash
The reply is simple. In case your boyfriend weren’t a part of the equation, would you are taking the job? If the reply is not any, don’t take it. If it’s sure, take it. He’s being flaky and you’ll’t depend on him to be round subsequent week, not to mention subsequent 12 months. You *are* pressuring him, whether or not you understand it or not. However on this case the stress is pushing a problem it sounds such as you’re actually able to resolve. I’m unsure the result’s going to be what you’re hoping type but when, after a while to “make certain,” your boyfriend decides it’s you he’s certain about, listed below are just a few suggestions I like to recommend when contemplating a transfer for love. Good luck!
It’s not too early. If he doesn’t need children and also you do or assume there’s an opportunity you may, then this can be a deal-breaker subject – he not solely doesn’t need any extra children, be he doesn’t seem to be an invested dad with the child he has and that’s not what you need. So, it’s higher to maneuver on now earlier than you get extra invested and have bother leaving later.
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