One big reason I have such a hard time expressing what I want is due to the harrowing circumstances in which I became a widow.
It took me 10 years to consider the idea of dating because I wanted to be in the right mental space.
I asked him if he was breaking up with me because he was too stressed about college (he's finishing his final year) and he said no.
Everything he said and did told me that I had found my person.Delighted by the response I had through my membership and consider myself extremely lucky to have ended up in the position I now find myself in.Have recommended and will continue to recommend the site to others.Looking back, the two men with whom I seriously dated for a while both said they were not sure if they wanted to be in a relationship. All of this could have been avoided if I just said what I needed, but why was it so hard for me just to say something so incredibly simple? Also got “meeting you was more like meeting an old friend than a romantic partner” and “I want you in my life, just not as a partner.”Am I the only one getting these? It’s hard to trust anyone’s true intentions with this cycle.My reluctance to say what I wanted only assured them that I was okay to date them without there being any relationship prospect. Edit: Thank you everyone for your support and advice.