Dating The Emotionally Detached…

This was my first trip without my significant other since we started dating and I was looking forward to it in the aspect of the old adage, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

While I was away, he crossed my mind quite a bit and I missed his presence even though I was thoroughly enjoying myself. When other men approached me, it felt good to know that I’ve still got it but it also made me appreciate him even more. By the last day of the trip, my feelings about him were made even more clear and I couldn’t wait to see him.

Sounds like the makings of a good love story huh? But not so fast!

I had over-looked the fact that during our brief conversations, there was no sign of him having felt the same way I felt. So on the day of my return, why was I even surprised that there was not so much as an embrace to symbolize his happiness to see me or mention of the fact that he missed me.

As a woman, I cannot explain to you how this made me feel…

Sure, I knew that he was emotionally detached in the early stages of our dating experience but made the mistake of thinking it would somehow get better. He is a great guy and I believe he loves and cares about me based on his other actions but sometimes it’s the simple things that matter the most.

Unfortunately, the time away had not brought us closer as I had imagined, instead it made me feel as if we were further apart than ever before.

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