We are sleeping together but not dating

We were dating but not sleeping together

, my coworkers aren’t trying to murder my soul, and i’m not powerless anymore., you have no posts on the positive sides of dating and relationships. or am i just being stubborn…wanting the relationship to not end…waffling? always having other males in your life continues to let men know you are not going to be sitting around waiting for them to do right by you. what was evaluated then might still be the first things to evaluate today — the aptitude to be a parent and family provider, the skills to manage a home and family, the character to be loyal, faithful, and honest, and the demonstrated interest in nurturing bonds to friends and family. i can’t keep kicking my arse around my back yard, the neighbors are getting tired. i don’t chase or manipulate my partners, they are there of their own free will. there are other woman,that suffer from low selfesteem,insecurites,etc…. bluebyu, but you’re still lonely anyway in spite of this sexual involvement which goes to show that he’s not the solution. it got to a point where i was pretty ok with virtually nothing – just a good stretch of quality time together now and then. can exist without a relationship, some humans can experience a relationship without attachment, some humans only feel low levels of attachment and are so disconnected from their feelings they don’t care if it’s there or not, some humans don’t know the difference between attaching to someone and a good relationship. the ac/mms who claim to be your friends and claim to want to recover are the most dangerous ones! its fair share of haters who ask the question, can. after reading it, i realised yet again how i degraded myself with my stupid behaviour…yes, i truly believed that if ac kept having sex with me, he felt something for me…but in reality i was an available “sex toy”, who was willing to go alone and did not ask questions:-( how could i do that to myself? apparently, this article hit a sore spot with many folks as evidenced by the numerous comments in such a short period of time. i’d prefer talking about work (because unlike almost all of them, i’m still passionate about my job), but they say it’s not healthy, because family is all that matters, while work couldn’t make anybody happy (according to them). i thought i wasn’t ready for dating, got usy with work and kids again then, he would call, or text like he was conscious that i was trying to forget him. i suppose everyone needs to get to their pain limit before they decide they have had enough, although i suspect that some never will and will keep throwing themselves againgst the ‘electric fence’ expecting it not be ‘live’, which is sad.’re not just someone to whom random shit just happens (barring natural disasters and war). in both cases one of these man/woman has some low esteem/confidence/eu/lack of integrity issues going on (guess which ones), otherwise why would anyone choose to ‘use’ someone for sex and not treat them with respect and walk away if they are not really what you want. but we all know there are plenty of people out there who aren’t decent. all of the happy people did not self-segregate to your workplace. thought for years that “not knowing” was about the middling quality of the relationship. it should be that the reason they won’t use us for sex is because they have more respect for their fellow human being, not to mention themselves. momster went on and on about her “family values”, but many people in here who are familiar with my story know the truth (or parts of it). it’s maybe not a bad idea to back off a little – cut down the number of lunches to 1 a week, go for a walk or read a book at lunchtime. i know i am an overthinker, and he is not. or we might be people who might be together one day, which is also cool . try reading the post on having more positive dating experiences. then they remember i’m nc with my parents, and the shocked look appears in their faces, and silence. used to have a momentous problem with the people at my work for the same reason… now i don’t and i’m not sure what’s shifted, but i think that i can identify more with the fact that they’re just not riven with insecurities, anguish and an overactive brain like i am and genuinely enjoy the minutinae of their lives.. there really was nothing special about what happened, it’s the same thing, the same words over and over. knowing that i had started to sense that he may not want a proper relationship i had to basically force him to say whether he did or not. your article hits this nail squarely on the head – you’re absolutely right. i’ve even had one friend accuse me of being hard because i wouldn’t give the eum another (umpteenth! i’m not just talking about random hooks up either, i’m talking about men i was emotionally invested in. at the year mark of our hooking up, he told me he loved me and we've been together since (three years now — though on and off and rocky). fill up your own life, get over your ex – you are doing what mr unavailables do, only you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. the last ac was the one who changed the goal posts nearly everyday, told me one thing and did another, told me really crappy things, but i took them like i deserved it and minimized. i am clear about that with my prospective partners, and i will stop things if i see them forming too much of an attachment to me, as that’s not what i want. i don’t know which are the best to go by but now i check all three. it's going on six years, and we are getting married this year. all they ever talk about is their “perfect families”, their “perfect” relationships with their parents and in-laws – while everybody knows i’m single and i have cut off contact with my abusive parents! one likes to be pressured into making a decision earlier than they are comfortable with. she also doesn’t speak to her parents or siblings, all who are still alive. it helped me to start by increasing my self-awareness…you have to be really honest with yourself about everything, and i don’t mean surface level bs, you have to go deeeeeeeeppppp, but take your time, and be good to yourself. that lasted about 3 weeks before he finally admitted that although he thought he was ready, he realized he still just wasn’t (this happened after i was totally embarassed when i went to a mutual friend’s get-together where he basically ignored me all night). believe me, in the future, i am going to pay careful heed to my intuition. jasmine, it can be very disappointing, and it initially made me quite angry, and i felt soooo rejected on such of a deep level, but after manyyyyyyyy months of nc and self-discovery, i came to really believe that what these “non empathetic bastards” do is not about me it is about them. even if he did say something supportive about my opera, he still would not be able to come; can’t afford the tickets when there are so many mouths to feed at home, blah blah blah. this will be my last phone call and text to you… take care sweetie.!Bits, no it’s not just about the sex; it’s about the sex and all the fringe benefits of a relationship *without* the relationship or the commitment which is a casual relationship which is an oxymoron in itself which is a non relationship. of dating apps coupled with the rise of more liberated sexual. you go back through there are lots of posts on various subjects, such as building self esteem and even why someone isn’t an assclown just because he doesn’t want to be with you..all within a a few weeks of dating, even less. was in complete pain from surgery and i could’ve used a friend to comfort me…but he didnt care to even see how i was…. in my own circle, i know men who aren’t interested at all in casual sex, or having multiple partners, and will not date women with that as sole goal, or even an option. if it was “light” with all of the guys and there was not physical involvement with each beyond a kiss, maybe i could do it. feelings as men and women probably aren’t going to match up, but i appreciate open discussion and hope you take it as such. i think that you are holding yourself accountable for your actions and that’s very mature of you, but you’re also punishing yourself for them when there’s really no reason for it. and if there’s one thing i learnt from my 20s, it’s that i’m not going to waste any of my time on men who won’t even waste a noun on me. that is, a group finds some bond — they work together, hang out at the same bar, or their mothers are friends, they get together and play. after reading it i can agree with emma lee that people who are sex addicts are not worse than other addicts, and when we can face our shadow side we will be able to empathize with people who are caught in the vortex. they are often so selfish and singularly focused, they mow down everything in their path that threatens their status quo. they turn out to be an assclown i notice my own validation needs getting triggered, but because i haven’t invested heavily i can ignore my own nature to ignore their behaviour and desperately chase that validation, and instead say to myself i’ve given them chances to be nice, so now i should flush, and remember my boundaries and self esteem. you’d think from this that he was trying to get rid of me, but his efforts whenever we were together, including the last time, were always ott and loving as can be and yep, we ‘connected’ and shared our daily lives and he sometimes called me his best friend. an ideal world, you’d like to think that shagging each other and even buffering it with hanging out, dinners, and some contact, would be an automatic precursor to a relationship…but they’re not. it seems to be a cultural norm in my social circle; most of my friends' relationships start out casually rather than as serious dating. there are many, many men out there who are users and abusers, predators if you will, who are so self absorbed that they can’t see past their own noses and who maliciously set out to cause you harm.

We are sleeping together but not dating

your current guy sounds the same, and no one else can find his peace for him but him, and he won’t find it while he’s using you as an emotional soother that he can drop on the floor if he knows where you are, but go nuts if he’s not sure where you are.?guess what this guy ended marrying a lawyer,and she is a nasty woman,going thru a divorce…i think its sad really when our worth is dictated by what we do for workandif our family is not a tad dysfunctional……. *if* he’s going to change, it will never be while you’re together. i atleast deserved to be treated like a human being and not to be discarded like as if i never even existed. my mom’s friend has tried her hand at dating through a certain christian dating site. said that we also need to teach children how to be aware and stay safe in our society. and it’s not sex that’s the problem; it’s what each individual infers to sex.’m not sure that i’m a model of relationshippy health yet, though, so that might just be me. they mention so little detail (not even irrelevant, innocent detail) that it could very well all be lies (which i don’t believe, but it’s odd anyway). i’ve seen him for what he his and subsequently learnt that i’m not the only one he has done this to. we have been together over four years now and living together for about two years. i’m not even sure if i could ‘let go’ with anyone now. am i not worth of a visit in the hospital? didn’t have to tell them that you were nc with your parents. dating is a breeding ground for emu’s… never again. and, while i did the “decent” thing and got out – they’re still hurt aren’t they? and lets not forget the poor women (or men)who are abused within their marriages..bottom line: they are selfish users and they don’t care who they hurt., after much reflection, in each case, the red flags were definitely there, my gut was screaming in some cases that something was amiss, or it was directly telling me that i was not in a real relationship, …one serious red flag in each case was that i had this gut feeling that even though these men seemed concerned with me…asked the right questions…actions even matched their words in most cases, they really didn’t show any interest in my life, not really…just parts of my life, and even though i gave them snippets of my career or family life, or something like that…the focus was really on them and their problems, and…. my current boyfriend and i were dating for about three months before we 'made it official,' i. i am secure and happy with myself, and i am really really ready to share my life with another person. we’re not robots and emotions aren’t easily controlled or predictable. if anything, nml’s followers (like myself) are finding this blog a useful tool for waking up and smelling the bacon (or porkie pies). keep telling yourself how great he is, and how happy you are, and – when you’re 45 – all this could be yours too. i always have to be really pushed into making it more serious – but that’s just the way i am, it’s nothing personal., i definitely don’t think you are crazy because as you imply, sexually transmitted diseases are not a joke, and why would we not take care of ourselves. was very surprised when the relationship changed because i started to become distant and gave up, even sleeping with another guy i was interested in. shared less and less personal information later, but of course, some of them still remember what happened back then. most of us are pupils of natalie’s teachings by now so here goes:1) he could distance himself whenever he felt like it (that’s running cold so you don’t get any ideas that he’s offering a “real” relationship). that said, you’re acting like a meat lover wondering why you’re not being understood or patted on the back by a room full of vegan’s and vegetarians on a conference about their lifestyle., i get frustrated when you persist: i told you who i am; don’t ignore it, and pretend that you are the exception to my rule, “and things will change! disinterest, ambivalence, and ambiguity are a hook for them – it makes you suddenly interesting. at the end of the day, i think i don’t even need to decide whether my coworkers’ behavior is benign, or whether they are hiding some unhealthy stuff. the main thing that has catapulted my casual sex relationships into committed relationships is shared experience with someone who was truly my friend and with whom i had great sex. sure, a drug addict may steal to get a fix, may say cruel things to their family who loves them, but ultimately, an actual authentic, kind person can change, but often they are changing back into what they have always been, they just got lost on the path for a bit. hedging your bets is the norm one friend (who wishes to remain anonymous lest her non-boyfriend reads this) explains: “i’ve been seeing this guy for four months now – we’re dating and see each other a couple of times a week. and i was the “sick” one according to all of them, even if i, the child, had done nothing wrong. i meet such guys from time to time due to my job, but this one was very eager to arrange lunch with me after we first met, insisting he wanted to meet me personally and not one of my colleagues (not even my boss).’ no, really, glad to hear you’ve learned the lessons and are moving on. you can’t go back, and the other person is off living their life not worrying about you. she was also recently out of a bad relationship and not looking to get caught up in another. do think your right when you say men have 2 types they date,i have been on the end of some man saying i am not career orientated enough because i am a waitress? why would i want to spend time with someone who can’t find a few nice things to say about me for the time we are together? i type these words, more than a few people out there are having sex with someone who they have more than a casual interest in, who is not interested in a relationship or isn’t even that interested in them. so ok i met my eu/ac on an online dating site. care and respect for another human being has nothing to do with sex. posts and all the comments are a wake up call for me. this was after some dating and their future faking, then truth came out. he may be charming as all get-out, but it’s moot if he’s not dealing with…more pressing issues. but i was not in love with him at that point. nothing could have happened, nothing is happening and nothing (worthwhile) will happen because he has got a girlfriend. it can also allow them to be uninhibited because they feel like they can let their real sexual self hang out because they don’t care. should i tell them lies whenever they try to do small talk about my family life and maybe invent a partner and healthy parents?@ magnolia-“getting sober from alcohol and drugs is a cakewalk compared to the sex issue. now that i’m dating someone who so far seems to be a ‘good’ one, reading these posts helps me to keep a clear head and realize i do have a choice in whether i continue to date him or not. someone is having sex with you and they’re not interested or they don’t want to have a relationship, it’s because in their mind it’s a casual relationship. was recently propositioned by a man with a live-in girlfriend to have sex; thankfully, i’ve been in the understudy role before and i’m not taking that part again ~ went nc on him. think it’s very difficult to align two people’s needs/desires/expectations in in a “relationship” when they aren’t both completely in it. to deal with some ugly consequences, and you might think that you can just “end things,” but the consequences that you face may not be resolved, just because you decide to take your ball and go home, and i think that is one of the points natalie, sugar, grace, etc were trying to make. love and blessings to you on your journey, xoxo,Don’t beat yourself up, look at this as a growing experience, stay strong who cares what he or anyone else thinks, you only need to answer to yourself! if you share your body before you’ve established ground rules and are in a “don’t ask-don’t tell” kind of “relationship”-don’t be surprised when you ask to be exclusive and they don’t return the feeling-“hey we were just having fun-lighten up”! you can also be used as a escort service too- one person i was going out to movies and dinners – and it was just not progressing. at the time, i thought that i felt bad about possibly hurting his feelings, but it was really that i cared about how i looked to him. the whole not wanting a relationship but still sleeping with you and even hanging out and appearing to be dating you, this can be a serious mind eff. “i’m having a really good time you know, but let’s not ruin things. think he knows he’s not going to get what he wants from me so he’s off finding easier targets. it took 8 months and heaps of therapy and bans on dating and ripping down online profiles. let him go and grieve the loss of this relationship and the hopes you had for it – if you cling to this fantasy that he might come good, not only will you be another fallback girl waiting around, but it will have devastating consequences for your self-esteem and your life. most infamous of all pxrs, the fwb relationship is rarely ever as uncomplicated as either party pretends it is.

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“it can also allow them to be uninhibited because they feel like they can let their real sexual self hang out because they don’t care. kept going back to his on-again, off-again, yes, with whom he was sleeping, who he always felt respect for b/c she adored him so! the betrayal, the lies, but most of all for not following my gut. it’s not false unless you have a complete departure from values.” the reason they use us for sex for example is because they don’t respect anyone else’s feelings, they are only out to get what they need, they will not admit wrong doing because then they have to 1) risk an end to getting what they want and 2) might actually have to look at themselves in the mirror and see that they hurt people, etc. shagging, being soulmates, hanging out for dinner, and a billion texts apparently doesn’t equal a relationship and intimacy. am an euw, and i tried having one night stands, but “i don’t have one-night stands anymore as they aren’t satisfying. their problems, and i knew deep down that they weren’t really focused on me, or even worse, sharing a life with me–it was more about telling about our lives, but not living our lives with each other; i knew it; i felt it, but i ignored it until it was too late, and then of course i discovered that my gut instincts were right. having lunch with the crowd doesn’t even seem to affect our careers (showing up to business meetings and communicating with the bosses is way more important). thing is, if the main purpose of attachment is to bond two people together to raise offspring, what happens later on in life if you have separated from the person you raised children with and don’t want or can no longer produce more children? many people ask me “why are they still having sex with me then? reason he is not reaching out to you and has cut you off is because he’s not your friend. nine months is nothing in the grand scheme of things.' we've been together about five years now, and have two children. my ex ac was waiting for two months before we had sex and yet he behaved as a real a** in the end…the other guy “was a future faker” and after being intimate with him, he did what your ac did…i am so confused, even if you wait or do not wait, still the same result! tried online dating last year for a second time & was ambushed by a text book emu ass clown.. wanting to know if they're sleeping with anyone else but not wanting to be "that girl.’s nice hearing a male perspective and your comment and the comments from the others are helping me see that there really are guys that will just use a woman for sex and other things. based on what you do for a living, how much money you make, your social staus, your fame, how much power you have over others, and i believed them, and although i know that i was born worthy, and that my value is really based on the kind of person i’m within me,… what is in my heart, what is in my soul, some eum/ac like michael can still come around and trigger me into thinking that i’m not “good enough” and i’m not “worthy” simply because if i have self-esteem that is based on how i see myself in comparison to others, some guy like michael can always come along and convince me that i don’t have enough education, i don’t have the right profession, and because my family background doesn’t measure up, i don’t measure up, not pretty enough, not thin enough, competitive self-esteem fluctuates and when it swings low for me that is when i am most vulnerable to guys like michael who spew their bullshit, and mind fuck me into thinking that i deserve to be used and treated as they wish because i don’t deserve to be treated better, and in my confusion of my own mind, i am the true enemy because i already believe it, and he is really only my reflection, but that doesn’t justify these bastards treating women the way they do, and michael you are most certainly 50 percent responsible for what you do between a “woman’s legs,” and ladies if we feel good about ourselves and take care of ourselves and our needs, we won’t find guys like michael in our mirror in the first place. we've been together a little over two years and counting. but this info was not through big gab-fests or intense confidences, but rather picked up from little contextual comments. they are relationship-minded, and are put off by the notion of casual affairs. wasn’t crying because i wanted the ac back…crying for the lost time, having not loved myself enough and crying for the reality that i now have to face…. are people so slow to call a relationship a relationship nowadays? remember contacting one man, and i told him i was in the hospital, and he didn’t bother to contact me back until after the weekend was over, and then when i didn’t contact him back…nothing. unless you’re devoid of empathy or a sex addict, which both have their own issues attached to them, there are very specific reasons why a person chooses to engage in casual relationships as a habit. also the oneous is not just on the woman to call time.. who are entering into the ‘deal’ as well-informed, experienced dealmakers. are people who ‘willingly’ hand over their money to door-to-door sales people – they are often vulnerable, hoodwinked, hard sold, and subtly coerced. if they come back after the first time for a casual relationship, then i can start to relax and let go a little and not be so embarrassed and awkward, and start to feel that maybe my body is bearable. everyone adores his selfish, egotistical arse but they are only opportunists – nothing more. stomach rolls when i see him and he has the nerve to say hello and be all pleasant, like nothing ever happened., if i offload these feelings, i would have to see him in a poor light or maybe not think of him at all. reached out to talk with him, and he says he and his gf are now close and he would have to check with her. i can’t forget that he could not even speak with me when i reached out to him. i am a constant reader of your posts, yet somehow can still not get it through my head that i deserve more than what i’ve been getting. don’t compare yourself to other women – we’ve all got our “stuff”. it is not cool to continue to have sex with someone that you know has begun to form more of an attachment. and pondered something today that seems to relate: when the standard we set for ourselves (as a person, girlfriend, wife, worker, whatever) does not match the outside feedback we’re getting from others (those who are responding to our behaviour), there is a natural ‘computer says “no”‘ response in the mind. “the girl who’s not the marrying kind” he did marry. i’m not one to put up with crap for very long and since telling him that i’m not prepared to have casual sex with him, funnily enough i’ve not heard from him for a couple of weeks…., so i am thinking about re-entering the dating pool in 3 or 4 months, so i intend to practice, practice, and instill…. i’ll bet there’s a subset of your coworkers who feel the same and are discreet and do not participate. of course there was no match whatsoever between words and actions, he disappeared for days at a time, promised the moon on a stick but could not even deliver a phone call, or else emailed/skyped sporadically to say how “busy/unwell” he had been…meanwhile he manipulated me into telling him i was in love with him, fed me some guff about how into me he was (without actually saying that he loved me back) and then made ridiculous proposals such as inviting me to come and stay at his place in bamako (mali) with my one-year old son, which of course he knew was completely impractical and something i could not just up and do given that it would involve last-minute international travel with a small child. it’s just that during almost every (daily) lunch, the only topic of conversation is “our perfect families” and “how perfectly we are fulfilling all our duties towards our families”, and i can’t contribute anything., i’ve been where you are and i want to second what grace said. but of course, if guys (even the powerful, wealthy ones) try to recruit us for something shady and we say no, it’s not our fault that they tried it in the first place. but whoever you are dating or sleeping with will probably get inexplicably jealous of them. but reading through all the posts and comments on this site, one of the striking things is that there are so many of these men out there, and so many of them appear to have a near-identical modus operandi. we just kind of started having more and more sex, and in the end we figured, why the hell shouldn't we just be together! you’re not necessarily exclusive, but you’re interested in the possibility. in fact, they can throw themselves into it like they’re on their honeymoon and it can mean absolutely nothing to them. “not knowing” was the sign of a deep ambivalence in me that came from not knowing how to ensure my own satisfaction and emotional security.& to know i was in the presence of such a sicko… talk about words & actions not alining…. you seem frustrated by this fact but you are fighting evolution; sex naturally has an emotional component. they have a thirst for cruelty- which is probably forgein to you unless you grew up with borderline or abusive parents who enjoyed harming you, then – you would be conditioned to it. good for you for recognizing a toxic family and going no contact so young- you are in a rare predicament that not many people can relate to- except the people on these blogs. waiting will not change them, all waiting does is allow you to have a clear head while you gather information and make a clear decision. shortly after, i met a man whose actions match, if not surpass, his words and who is set to move in with me in april.” er, well no it’s not ok but what the hell are you supposed to say when you’re lying there naked in a room that reeks of sex? a mm who hits on single women is so not about the single woman. if you don’t care for yourself and nurture yourself, almost any source of external nurturance will look like it offers a lot, because it’s more than you offer yourself. ride a bike, have a drink with a friend, see a movie – whatever it takes to not think about. but each time, he’d send an “i miss you” text or call and say that we could spend more time together and just see how it goes. isn’t he dating one of his dream girls right now, if he has the chance to do so? a week into these more serious feelings i came clean, and shortly after we began dating officially. one likes to be pressured into making a decision earlier than they are comfortable with.’m just a beautifully imperfect human in the order of things, and i don’t know what he needs to do about anything, i only know what i am willing to put up with and what i’m not … judging the situation–what i think is of good character; what are good signs of integrity, etc…what i don’t want…and i’m still working on what i do want 😉. of the most frequently asked questions in the world of dating has got to be “if they’re not your significant other, then what the hell are they?

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big short hits uk cinemas: these are the best films about business. you are a strong person, love your posts because you are so good at action. it’s no skin off my nose – we are just business acquaintances. its true, everyone likes to present a wholesome, attractive exterior but you already know it is a little bit of a charade – as all our “public selves” are, so don’t imagine it’s done in order to diminish you. guys are adept at having and enjoying sex whether or not there is an emotional commitment. again, its a bitter pill to have to swallow to realize that perhaps someone never cared about you…. are all human and the probability of you hurting someone with this behaviour is quite high! we are the norm, we make it, it`s brilliant to realise you don`t have to subscribe to someone elses vision of things. did lose my boundaries, that i know, but am now reading these articles and gaining the knowledge to protect and take care of myself.: 5 things not to say to a redhead on a date. my real friends are the ones supporting me (and the ones enjoying my art).' sensing what was up, i replied, 'it's not that late. with this particular guy i would absolutely love to speak to his ex-girlfriends to compare notes..a relationship, love you’s, meet the parents, move in. i’m happy to hear that there are decent guys out there. but they can both be bad if there is not an honest self-reflection step in the middle. we've been together for three and a half years and are still going strong. i was able to shrug the guy off as being a prick, and not take it so personally., i’m actually feeling a bit scared and i’ve been doing so well!” explaining how proper dating has been replaced with casual hook ups and ill-defined relationships. we are open about everything and there is no judgment. you know you cant give someone what they want why would you continue to take from them unless you are an absolute c**t? you deserve, can, and will do better, when you are ready, no rush! those guys aren’t all “perfect”, no matter their status. are addicted to relationship crack, and the more they don’t get what they want, the more they get blinded by it and pursue it to incredible lengths. i was with ac on and off for four years, i regretted so much that i spent few years with a guy, who did not worth a minute of my attention. his not speaking with me now makes me regret leaving, thinking that, at least, before, he sort of was. i’m not saying that *you’re* an assclown but what you have to recognise in all of this, is that some, in fact many people do give for the wrong reasons., i thought i was forming a new friendship with a man–seriously just friends–one that was based on love, trust, care, and respect, but my gut kept telling me not to trust him…his words weren’t matching his actions, and i could feel myself going into fantasy land. you all would not recognize me in my professional life and what i’ve posted here. rejection by not knowing i haven’t been picked in the first place is much easier. there are also thing that don’t have to be a part of work. that’s ok because he taught me a hard but invaluable lesson and that is how i would never, ever want a man to treat me again, and more importantly, to pay attention to the signs when you feel there is something just not right. am not a man who can have sex without emotion. the main purpose it serves is to bond two people together so they can raise offspring, who then have a higher chance of survival. way of thinking about this: if women, when they have low self-esteem issues, behave in ways that are sometimes labelled “romance” or “relationship” addiction for the dysfunctional and out-of-control ways they engage in relationships, then men – well – they don’t get “love” addiction but they do act out sexually. he played the “relationship card” before we had sex – saying, “i want a serious relationship with you” (after 2 weeks), “i look forward to many years with you”, “you are just the woman of my dreams, ” blah blah blah blah. my stomach rolls when i see him and he has the nerve to say hello and be all pleasant, like nothing ever happened. i know all men are not like this, but it’s hard to understand why men take advantage of women, dump them and/or hurt them, and go on their merry way like nothing every happened. can’t say that i was a victim though because i was obviously getting something out of these relationships…oh boy, like focusing on others instead of focusing on myself, using them to fulfill my needs, wanting to be loved and cared for in a needy way, so i could stuff my feelings, and fill my emptiness, etc. often wonder whether they see me as threatening, because unlike them, i don’t claim all families (especially all parents) were perfect. i’m not suggesting that people are victim’s, but it’s about time ‘driver’ people started to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions. and if he had really cared and been my friend he would have told me the truth, and then left., i have to disagree with some aspects of your comment although in the interest of staying on topic, i’ll keep it brief:It could be a cultural thing, but in spite of working in gossipy industries, often with people in families, i’ve never had to share that level of detail about my background, nor have i heard it. you overvalue sex you will get sex and not much else., and well, “you just thought i was pursuing you, sorry (or not sorry) you were confused– oopsey (or tough luck babe)! you for everyone who commented, it does help to not feel alone, and it also helps to process things. you think they’re funny, clever, witty, they embody all of the physical qualities that you like, and seem to share a few of your common interests and possess a similar outlook. my coworkers, however, the worst case is when they suddenly notice me, ask “and, elly, when are you going to see your parents for x-mas”, and i say “um, i’m not going to see them…”. there are sex venues, sex sites and one night stands., nobody will refuse sex, ( only those who are let for plane), but no decent person shall use anyone if can not return the same fellings…. if you willingly go to bed with someone you are not a victim!. be nice, compliant, quiet etc in order to maintain that standard in your head, that you’re say, a worthy, likeable or attractive person) or you can change your perception of the feedback – which is a form of identity ‘cheating’ because the outside, relevant information about your actual position really isn’t offering your identity what you are telling yourself (e. i know i for one feel (at times) that the pain is much harder than letting go that this person doesn’t care. we aren’t talking about well adjusted men who need some time.‘having’ is like implying like you have nothing to do with it. toothbrush, underwear, vitamins, wallet, keys, and a compass in case i get lost because their apartment has so many doors and none of them are an exit. maybe i even have to look for another job, but i love my work there. the fact that its been 5 days and i still thought he may come through with something is yet another disappointment. it’s not that men take a while to make up their minds. are built and born to attach, but we have to learn to distinguish between a healthy and not so healthy attachment. plus, it's totally fine if they're sleeping with someone else because i'm sleeping with someone else too.@blueberry girl – the irony of it is that decent men don’t have “just for sex discard bins”, they have “interested” or “not interested…therefor i’m not trying to sleep with her. i have to disagree with this – i’m not dating anyone and haven’t for 10 months and my friends have doubled in this time and they give me more attention than any of the eums i dated ever did! if that were true, hookers would be the ideal models for ltrs and that’s just not true…. this post is not complaining about all men, all the time. if a guy is using sex as if it’s a drug, he’ll say anything to get it, and will not be particularly happy to see you if really you are the source of his ‘fix. yes, i arranged 4 dates next week, i will go and see “who and what”…i am not going to be exclusive to anyone for now, until i am sure 100%. i never heard about boundaries i guess… i even somehow hoped they could tell me what i was doing wrong with my parents, because they seemed to have those “perfect” families themselves (how wrong i was).

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i’ve had ex boyfriends come out of the woodwork when they hear i’m dating someone else. but i’m still here but not making the same mistakes thanks to br., as a woman and a female, your comment screams to me that women are the ones who have to make the “right” decisions, it screams ancient times and attitudes that women must either be “pure” or deal with being treated like a whore and take the blame and shame. they give us a little attention and then we feed off of our own energy/drama while they contribute absolutely nothing but fodder.” i’m not sure i buy this – how would his (lucky, lucky) girlfriend feel if she heard him saying, outright, that he hadn’t been too fussed about her when they got together, and that they’re only together now because of her tenacity? there are numerous former mistresses who comment here because nat has created such a wonderful safe harbor. only are sexual organs poor judges of character, but sex should never be used as a basis for working out what the hell is going on in your relationship – if you’re defaulting to sex, it’s because it’s lacking on other fronts. not surprisingly, he turned to me and to another lover for support (probably the two of us who were big enough idiots to fall in love with him) which we freely gave, trying to be his “friend. they know how to get what they want then disappear when they are no longer curious. if there’s stuff missing from your life – friendships, interests, peace of mind, sort it yourself before you start dating., in terms of your own workplace, it simply cannot be and is not true that everyone is well-adjusted and high-functioning in their personal life with no skeletons in the closet. not from him, from someone who is actually in a position to give that to you.. times where i stare into space and wonder if he ever felt guilty at all… i doubt it.“shagging, being soulmates, hanging out for dinner, and a billion texts apparently doesn’t equal a relationship and intimacy. there are also things that you need to rein in, in order for you to be more successful. just a load of fakeness and illusion, hard to accept i could be that superficial and not see through it, what an idiot but no longer a helpless one! have a busy life, have lots of friends and a varied social life, so i’m not sitting around pining…but sometimes i wish i had a partner to share my life with again…. it was great in the moment but not after or in-between. i have come around to thinking your reading is right after thinking on it for some time, but not at all obvious – it seems hugely at odds with the personality he projects. you know, that was a great wake-up call for me, and this one man in particular… i just thought to myself: i just don’t think that he could possibly really care about me if he could not come visit me in the hospital when i am seriously injured unless he had a dang good reason for not being able to do so, and even if he couldn’t make it or text or email, etc, he never bothered to find out if i was ok afterward. night, lying there in the afterglow of another good ‘seeing to’, you tentatively ask what the score is, or mention a forthcoming event that you’d like them to come to with you. i think that is a very eu behaviour and rather typical of people who use mostly online dating- the plenty of fish in the sea mentality.“while some are upfront, others don’t say anything until they really have to, which is normally around the time when you’re wanting things to progress or looking for some clarification. we had a great time together, i thought i loved him, and when i asked about our future, he would say, “i’m not sure what that means. what guy wouldn’t want a woman who needed nothing? i have been dealing with the kind of ac who isn’t really aware of how acish he is. no judgment, but i am not up to the task. what i don’t like is the fact that they chat only about their family lives (never about hobbies and rarely about work), and then always as if it all looked like a commercial. i’ve been right where you are, and i know how you feel. directness, honesty, and desire to ‘help’ are great in certain contexts, but it’s got to be done with respect, i don’t have to say everything,and actually i need boundaries too so that i don’t get taken advantage of. i find so much solace in this site and knowing that other women are going through the same thing as i am., there’s actually more than a few people out there who like the idea of sleeping with someone who seems crazy about them and believes that the relationship is going somewhere – like an effed up power trip. i know one couple that met online and are now happily married, but i know plenty more who either didn’t work out or are fighting the obvious inevitable.’s labelling anything at this point, but, given the amount of time you’re spending together, you can basically assume that neither one of you is sleeping with anyone else. we are friends who hook up and i am fine with that. i know how much i hurt you”… would it really make a difference , probally not, but i know those words will never come out of his mouth…. i have to believe that amongst all the jerks there are some gems. i’m not judging – i can see how easy it is to get into that situation.. not blowing hot and cold because he’s confused/indecisive/capricious/free-spirited/keeping options open/commitment phobe, but because he wanted to manage our arrangement on his terms. when my heart felt compassion for him, i chose to show more compassion for myself by “putting myself first,” and on a personal spiritual level, i let go of it and gave it to my higher power by just allowing myself to feel compassion for him, but not acting on it, and realizing that i can have compassion for someone, but that not only do i not need to act on it but also it isn’t my responsibility to “heal” that person, nor do i have the power, right, or wherewithal to do so (not to say that i don’t believe in helping others because i do, but i’m careful about discussing water with horses). not only that too, i was a total passing the time candidate while they hooked up with everyone else.’m long over this moron, but it still pisses me off how many stories i hear that are so similar to mine! there shouldn’t be any pressure for sex from either party if both are dating with integrity and honesty. you’re “seeing someone” you can still be “dating” others. give yourself credit for noticing that your co-workers brag and accentuate the positive in their lives while needling you for uncomfortable information, they are sneaky- don’t expose insecurities & maybe protect your boundaries better in the future. but i’m not a villain for preferring casual ‘relationships’. he’s not even that great looking but he’s. a man will marry you or not says nothing about your value or how good you are at relationships, or your career, or your family. my ac was hooking up left, right and centre, before, during and after and i totally meant nothing to them. what they are doing is one of a few things: some are chasers/players/assclowns, who in the absence of having to chase sex, decide to chase my heart, and say all sorts of future faking stuff to me..I remember him asking me for a lot of different sexual things that personally i wouldn’t ask of someone i’d only been dating a few weeks. i think it’s natural to feel disappointed that the relationship didn’t work out, but i still want to celebrate taking care of me, so hooray for me, and good bye you dishonest man, you showed me who you are, and you don’t have to tell me again cuz i sooooooooo believe you..Human babies and mammals bond with their primary caretakers based on physical closeness. it's just a connection that the stupid heart wants — not the head. online dating, and our ability to be in constant contact with everyone we know via text, email or social media make us unwilling to commit to one person, and more likely to want to hedge our bets. there is something the br adds that i don’t find elsewhere, it’s the no-nonsense truth from someone who “gets” us women and the support of knowing there are so many women like me reading this that have felt these same things; have gone through the same experiences, and all looking for the light at the end of this tunnel. wanting to ask their roommates what they think you are, but also realizing that makes you sound nuts. i love how she breaks down the notion of control. read this a lot on here about us fbgs looking at the different struggles our eums and acs are going through, and it’s natural to ask ourselves…would they be “better” and would this all be working out if not for x, y, z? i think as women, many of us are indoctrinated to be nicey-nice, not stir things up, be compliant and complacent.’s never *just* because they like sex – casual sex and relationships meet specific objectives that give you a perceived ‘payoff’, albeit one that may only be short-term and one that when you’re too busy trying to tick your own boxes and avoid the full spectrum of our feelings, you are bound to neglect the other person’s feelings. you can now be one less person with a pump up his arsehole inflating him into something he’s not. ultimately, i had a nervous breakdown, eventually got into therapy, and slowly rebuilt my view of how things are to be more reality-based, and less wishful-thinking based. you’re also not over your ex – you’re unavailable. my two cents, you are taking a risk, and one day you may. stop lying to yourself – no person with great self-esteem puts up with this bs, certainly not for two years. it also doesn’t matter if you want more; if they don’t and you continue to sleep with them, they assume you are on their terms. you can declare it wrong in the name of ‘sistahood’ if that single-minded thinking and inability to consider other views makes you feel more ‘right’ and worthwhile. some humans want the attachment without the relationship, some humans are content living without quality relationships.

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looking for that trust, respect and intimacy nml speaks of, make sure you’re not misinterpreting the feeling of giving all those with the feeling of mutually sharing them. just finished reading “a round heeled woman” by jane juska and the things that happened there, the ways she was hurt and humiliated, are the same old same old shite. your ex is a terrible manipulator, liar and a cheat, there is no point in talking to him anymore, he will only understand silence from you, perhaps just listen to him and leave things as they are, as he suggests. strikes me that he always managed to undercut my expectations however low and i wonder if others have noticed this? "i mean, we're not together anyway" is like the anthem of people in this awful in-between place. i’ve also been beaten up by a man, dumped repeatedly by another man, been used for sex by a consummate playa, and used as sextertainment by a mm. any mature person of either gender would be honest quite quickly and let the other person take their leave and not use them for sex then use the get out clause of ” i don’t want a serious relationship” if they even suspect the other person wants more. i can also see the value of having a work persona – again, it’s something that makes *me* uncomfortable (mostly cos i’m bad at it) but it’s not necessarily just a terrible thing. i have two degrees, a respectable career and have always been known as a “nice, sweet” person. careful attention to this phrase, though: “because there are some people that would sell their mama or at least sell you a big dream and a fake persona to get you into bed., it’s not nice when you realise what a complete idiot you’ve been! think understandably due to the nature of the topic, you’re not going to have readers clap you on the back. then, we realized we were spending 24/7 together for months without getting sick of each other. he cannot give you want you want and you deserve better than all of this text shite. but i believe all men (gosh, all boys, from the time someone shows them their first porn site) are aware of the culture, and aware it’s aimed at them, and negotiate with themselves where they are in it. my friends all have hookup applications in their phone and spend any spare moment they have on facebook or their iphones on hookup sites chatting to heaps of people. believe me, i have wanted to let the cat out of the bag on this guy too but it’s not worth it! line data for me= i don’t want anything serious, but i wouldn’t mind shagging you, and i’ve told you that i don’t want anything serious, so whatever happens happens, i will not be held accountable, so don’t count on me to treat you with love, trust dignity, care, and respect. lvrs are not committed to each other, but they have deep feelings for each other. “well…i just don’t want you to get all serious on me, because being honest with you, i’m not really looking for a relationship right now… is that ok?’s the thing – eums and ac will not fundamentally change even if you withhold the sex for any period of time. so you can and -will- bond with people who are not good for you, or you for them. you cannot be used for what you willingly, conciously give away.’m not sure men should be penalized because the woman felt the chemistry earlier than he did. if you show up without (very few coworkers dare to), it’s really really awkward. if you couldn’t present all this, you were nothing – or so it felt., i know you have self-esteem issues, and you may not be really be a “willing” participant in my pursuit for “good sex,” but the fact that you don’t know yourself is not my problem. do not get frustrated if a man becomes more attached to me. but i kept reading, and writing, and processing (no dating)….’s not just sex – you can be managed by cuddle, text, chats, ims, and dinners as well. in the past, i was wary of them, because they were “stepping out of line”, “not willing to socialize”, but recently i started acting the same way, and the sky didn’t come crashing down so far., notice how he used the term “target girl” as the woman he wants, yet he expects a “grown up woman” to be responsible for “keeping her legs closed. and then, when i look for sustenance, i go where there are no nutrients: to unavailable men. am not sure what category this falls in, but i have had 5 sexual relationships this year and all were honest about it but one, two were married, two told me they didnt want a relationship, and one just disappeared. with my company, it always seemed “crucial” to present a (heterosexual) spouse, two kids and being on good terms with one’s parents. i can’t stop thinking of the fantasy even though i know the illusion is what i’m thinking about not the reality. you may not have expressed yourself the way you may have wanted to, but you got your message out there, which is what you should have done all along. i was scared to rock the boat, couldn’t face ‘losing’ again so i hung in with hopes of winning. can’t do casual, it’s not for me, i’ve tried it and it’s hurtful. but i, too, have had to realize that not everyone operates the same way that i do. him having been with someone for 2 years, giving her keys and making her believe that things were progressing all the while also telling me the same things and having me on the side confirmed for me what real issues and delusions that have nothing to do with me not to mention i was spared the agony and the time that this other woman wasn’t. stupid me – i thought if i gave him the hottest dirtiest sex ever he would not be able to resist me and would fall madly in love with me and feel for me what i felt for him.” you can be going out on dates with multiple people at one time, and there’s nothing questionable about that. thanks to br, i could articulate with more clarity what i wanted in a relationship and was aware of red flags. if all men were totally upfront about this, we might be a bit better off, although there still seem to be far too many women who disregard the “i’m not looking for a relationship” conversation, thinking she’ll change his mind. if person after person keeps making a big deal out of your crumb efforts and treating you like a king when you actually have nothing to offer, then yeah, you’ll think you’re damn special. sure we are all bound to be assholes to other people once in a while, but having no integrity, no empathy, no respect, (the list goes on) hard times don’t just mutate someone to the core. i know all men are not like this, but it’s hard to understand why men take advantage of women, dump them and/or hurt them, and go on their merry way like nothing every happened. just like you don’t harangue someone about why they haven’t had kids – i’ve worked with people who are infertile, have just had a miscarriage, or lost a child days after it was born. these are the types of woman these men prey upon. this is what nat and the rest of the women on here are talking about. do feel for you and i do remember that ac “style”of conversations; of him turning situations around so that you end up being on the defensive and so confused that you can`t even put two logical words together. but man – it takes the pulse of the true energy of a situation, and bears careful attention. i think that connecting with others through shared thoughts and experiences is very personal and important, so when a man shares those with me i have always figured that i must be of some significance for him to do so.“when looking for that trust, respect and intimacy nml speaks of, make sure you’re not misinterpreting the feeling of giving all those with the feeling of mutually sharing them. my own experience in recovery groups would have me concur – of course i’m in a mixed recovery group so guys don’t speak about it as freely as they might amongst themselves, but they shared a bit, and sometimes when i describe the ways in which men have used me i can see a few of them squirm with recognition. they choose not to settle down so they can “date” alot of women, and those really just consider it part of the game that some of the women that they “date” have feelings for them that need to be managed. aside from the fact that it’s none of their effing business, there are people who have no parents due to bereavement, being fostered and all sorts of reasons. yup folks went here, they did that, they have kids, some are challenged, they carved pumkins, and decorated the x-mas tree too. some are upfront, others don’t say anything until they really have to, which is normally around the time when you’re wanting things to progress or looking for some clarification. a woman, i’m compelled to want to share my views on your comments from a gender standpoint. “well…sort of…i mean, we’re not really seeing seeing each other we’re just seeing each other. i atleast deserved to be treated like a human being and not to be discarded like as if i never even existed. perhaps because as fb girls we are too nice, too kind, too giving etc… and we see in them the complete opposite and wish we had the ability to be somewhat as strong as they are (not saying as cruel or inhuman). i have humiliated myself not only in front of him, but also in front of many others as a result.! oh and the chase– the push and pull created the drama– made it seem i had invested too much to just walk away–or so i thought– i wish i had) they know how to keep you confused so you cant see it until your away from all of it how manipulative they are!. not knowing if this is even going anywhere because it's definitely not "something," but it's also not "nothing. i will use what you give, so with that said, i will not be held accountable for my actions, your actions are on you, so don’t cry ” victim! also, why we are continually surprised at the people who want to prey on vulnerability (the acs?

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my current so and i were reluctant to start a serious relationship for a while for a multitude of reasons — we have quite a big age difference, i had just gotten out of (and cheated in) a relationship, he just got out of a marriage about a year before we met, and we worked together.” this is (hopefully) not news to most of your readers, but how succinctly put, i love it 🙂. after a date or few, you sleep together and feel like there’s an amazing ‘connection’. don’t think that there’s any excuse for the fact that i allowed a man to walk all over me for the best part of two years – and i’ll accept responsibility for the emotional consequences – but then again i’m not about to make excuses for him doing so, either. one year later and 60 pounds thinner, i finally got my mind together enough to stop wondering why. not only that i was sexually rejected too, so i was only too happy to try and ‘prove’ myself in the bedroom the next time around in the vain and futile hope that if only i fixed up the sex – the only single obstacle that seemed to be between us – they’d change their mind. it may be that he’s just another ac/eum. and you’re not even one of the bad ‘uns. but it is in that period between starting to wonder if they are investing more, and actually deciding that they are and you must step back, that the other person can get hurt. do i ask them what we're doing friday or will that answer be, "nothing, yo, i'm not your boyfriend"? there are worse things than being cut off for getting attached – and that’s being cut off and then chased by the same freak. there are enough people out there who have gone ‘willingly’ when it’s not willingly at all. main purpose of attachment is not to ensure the happiness of two individuals in a “relationship”. we had been together for almost 10 years, and i had never been with anybody else. a couple years ago i decided not to have sex with any guy that 1. perhaps they are issued with a ‘little black book’ at some point in their lives that tells them exactly how to go about their dastardly business? you must not have read any other blogs than this one. he dumped me the day after my birthday after i got cross with him for not asking me if i’d had a good day or showing any interest whatsoever. all act as if i’m the sick one while they are all perfect and healthy. the minute you enter into fantasy zone with a mm , you are on a very slippery slope. would think that these women we’re married young and have recently divorced or perhaps the husband died; and now are single in a generation that is much different than the generation they we’re single in.’s fine at first – you go on a few dates with someone and you’re doing just that, you’re dating., i felt so sad after reading your post:-( you know what, at least you realised that this “pattern” is not working anymore, you know that…please do nc, i know it is hard, but try to push yourself. oh jesus, jeremy, are we ever going to date or not? i’ve avoided the lazy texts for over 9 months and i’m pushing for one year nc…after that i’m automatically gearing up for another full year (if needed). in fact its a bit of a relief to know that all the crazy making was me not losing my mind but the tricks and mo of an eu/ac. i’m aware of 3 recent fathers, 2 pregnant women, one person going through a divorce, the woman next to me planning her wedding, the other woman next to me tried for years with ivf and has accepted she won’t have kids. as nml says, if someone is telling you who they are then don’t ignore it and pretend that you are the exception and things will change! and quickly does not mean that you are closed off to love,Fisher argued, but that you are trying to learn as much about a. wanted my feelings for him to die in that hospital, but they didn’t, but i knew that i did not want to be treated that way ever again, and it gradually changed how i viewed him, to the point that even though i still cared about him (barf, puke, somebody slap me! cannot speak for all men; he is really projecting on all men, but really speaking for himself:The truth is i date two types of women, the women i’ll sleep with, and the women i’ll marry. we haven’t seen each other for three months, and are in limited contact. was only because my ex-bf had his own issues and had something to prove to himself that he allowed a waffling woman to waffle on him for nearly six years until one day i dropped him cold, after we went to a wedding together. it’s not easy to give up on the dream of being with someone even when your common sense is clearly waving red flags in your face. not to be insensitive to addiction issues (which break my heart, truly), but you can’t have a relationship with someone that’s already married to a cocktail.: 7 pieces of dating advice i’ve received that i’d recommend ignoring.” i’m sure there are blogs that deal with those issues but this blog has a different focus. the ways out of this trap include- not having sex until there are foundations, and focussing how you feel with someone, rather the degree of attachment you have with them. you should never be exclusive with a man who has not declared his love for you. blog and most of the posts are so helpful, i recognise so much of his behaviour and my behaviour . it's fine," and then leave the room immediately because you cannot answer those follow-up questions. by that, i mean i could be sleeping with someone else.” i slightly want to bang my head against the keyboard now, not least because i’ve said the same thing more than once in the past. is difficult to know what to do with people who appear to be giving willingly, but actually aren’t. me, cold & heartless and eu are one and the same. read patrick carnes book “don’t call it love” and learned there just how tenacious those tentacles are. in an ideal world of integrity, though, the man would simply say up front he’s not looking for a relationship, then the woman could decide whether to play.“seeing each other,” means that you are involved with someone. we are reeled in too deep before we even realize that we have just met the devil.) he always managed to undercut my expectations however low (yes, we have all noticed this; the tossing of crumbs manages down your expectations. i couldn’t deal with another rejection so i stop calling. he’s getting what he wants and giving nothing more, and i’m still around. but i still have care towards them, and treat them with care and respect. is one woman who is an oversharer, and can then try to expect the same in return. over the coming weeks and months you notice a pattern – after loads of calls/texts/emails and off the chains sex initially, it’s slipped into a territory where you don’t really know where you stand. seems that there are a lot of people who have been divorced or come out of long term relationships and are so scarred by their experiences, they are not capable of forming healthy relationships at all now. absolutely, and it hurt like hell – especially when i could not let go and got kicked to the curb hard! don’t do multiple dating or dates – singular or plural. neither one of us will end it, because sadly we are alike in some ways. i have learned from this site to call myself out when i’m not being honest with men, and i seriously, at 30 years old, am finding new meaning in “treat people how you would want to be treated! and if they are married or attached, their wife or g/f will get their text to me forwarded to their wife or g/f. we've been together for 3 1/2 years since that first night and are still going strong. i don’t share and have never (7 years there) been directly or ambiantly asked or pressured to share. whose feelings have been clouded by what may have started out to be a mutual agreement, which incidentally, they may have agreed to not knowing their emotional limits and personal boundaries or even what the real deal was, is not necessarily going to have the presence of mind to step away and will perceive the fact that you still continue, as a sign that they have a chance and that you feel more. do realize that i have a choice in this, i’m not just a victim to the dynamic, it’s what happens everytime, until i finally leave. the past, i somehow used to believe i “owed” those guys sex, whether i wanted it or not, and even felt guilty for saying no!’m not sure that i’ll ever enjoy minutinae myself (i have never and will never chat about pelmets with anyone, for example) but whereas it used to make me angry and uncomfortable, it doesn’t now. it’s work not a direct reflection of their personal lives.“i’m not sure men should be penalized because the woman felt the chemistry earlier than he did.

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positive emotions, nourishing experiences and malevolent actions- they are the kinds of feelings and behaviours that define healthy relationships. you are in survival and protective mode – you’re trying to hold onto your power and dignity because like many people here, you have rejection avoidance issues, albeit tied to some very strong concerns re your disability. bulk of them who claim to ‘fall for me’ barely know me. it’s also a case of why endanger the good time…and why create conflict, so they say nothing. a survey carried out last year by dating website ‘seeking arrangements’ found that most couples tend to say ‘i love you’ after 14 dates – or seven weeks (the average number of dates per week was two). the men we are dating aren’t treating us well, and for many of us, (myself for sure), we aren’t treating ourselves well, and that’s why we stay with men who will use us for sex, as one example. i knew from then onwards that i was in the unknown territory that natalie talks about, when you don’t know if your in a relationship or not. but after i compared my actions with my words, it was a completely different story. men can completely separate sex from any feeling – it’s really nothing more than a fun, sweaty day at the tennis courts. he flatly stated to me that there are only 2 kinds of women: good girls for marrying and bad girls for *ahem*! that i had started to sense that he may not want a proper relationship i had to basically force him to say whether he did or not.’ve always heard the line that there are two types of women, the ones a guy sleeps with and the one a guy marries. – man, i think actually *that* was the same guy i was dating – right down to the “tall” part. they can’t deal with their own emotions and they sure as hell can’t deal with someone else’s , especially when that someone else is not “playing nice”. experience has also taught me that people who claim to ‘change their mind’ and say nothing, weren’t genuinely in the market for something more. how dysfunctional am i to not be aware of the depths that i was capable of lowering myself to?, abuse and everything else does exist – the fact that they either aren’t or haven’t experienced or don’t want to validate your previous experiences, doesn’t invalidate your experiences. started hanging out more and more with my mentor, and we chatted more frequently over the internet – we began to have dinners together, and one night this whole sex thing began. very respected at work, long time in his career, popular, people would run up to him when we’d go out as though he were a celebrity, etc. how did i not know about this blog months ago?, i’ve long heard that as a good dating strategy. when i responded that there are all types of relationships, he shook his head again and reiterated his previous words like i was an idiot. it’s not cute, it’s not cool, and it’s actually disrespectful, but it is all the more reason why you shouldn’t use sexual involvement as a barometer for the relationship you want or what you feel someone’s feelings are. i’ve been dating all my life but for him this is the first real relationship (we’re both 30), and i understand it’s more difficult for him. thanks)… and all the time i was thinking “you are going to ask me how i am, right? or maybe i should just stop doing this all together because i have feelings now and that was not the plan.’m not celibate, but i am sick of assanovas and so when i have a one nighter, not only do i have a dtr to make it clear that its a one night thing but i also go nc with them immediately after. are some other articles on that site that speak to how these shady characters choose their targets, and how you can avoid running afoul of them. there are so many people in the world that might be great for you, more than you can ever even meet. apparently, there is overlap and i don’t fit nicely into either simplistic category., i don’t think that people in positive relationships are looking for relationship advice, unless it’s “what to get my hubby for our anniversary? be fair though, i receive thousands of emails each year from readers who are told all manner of variations of “i don’t want a relationship” or “i’m unavailable” or “i’m not interested/a jackass”…and they ignore it. it makes me sad to think that he has just been going from one woman to another for the entirety of his young adult life and he probably doesn’t even know what truly makes him happy. if a child blames the parents, something must be very wrong with the child. we are exposed to the concept through a variety of media. people who do choose to share are listened to, but in a neutral “oh, that sounds nice” way. had a new suitor recently flipflap from being very enthusiastic, to saying he’s “not sure”. just don’t think there is a standard life rule that says all sexual interaction must have depth and be moving towards a serious committment, and that if the other person doesn’t have the same set of rules then they are users or assclowns. i am struggling with the betrayal, with him having “discarded me” when he said: this is my last text and call to you… (yes he is a coward) but how easily he gets to slip away with it all while not even realizing the harm he has left behind. would like to add, taking my share of responsibility in this matter – that i believed and wanted to believe his words, and allowed myself to go deep very quickly, following his lead like a fish on a hook. guy chased and pursued me hard in the initial stages of our dating, he took me out to eat and drink at nice places, cooked me dinner at his house, pumped me up and generally made me feel special. wonder: are people who desperately hide so many issues, even to coworkers whom they know for 10 years or longer, really healthier and happier than i? but both parties are equally responsible for being that situation. i mean in the ream of things there is just something not right in the way they deal with relationships … be it one or the other. for most people, though, sex and emotion are tied together; that is probably why some men who start out as sex partners develop feelings for you. you’re absolutely right on this – if he has some screwy ambivalent madonna-whore thing going on, doesn’t want a relationship, disappears, treats you like you’re not “good enough” or generally dicks around – don’t have sex with him, don’t continue having sex with him, and don’t bother pressurising him. plus, there's no easy way to corner their roommates and half the time, the roommates of the person you're hooking up with are so bizarre and unlikable, you'd rather avoid speaking to them for pretty much the rest of your time there. listen, jeremy, i just want to know if at some point, you want to get dinner like people who care about each other because it's been five months, which means we have to at least care about each other on some level. eventually we started to realize that we enjoyed each others company for more than just hooking up, and have now been dating for almost three years. you can maintain the same values across the board, but you may have specific work values that are added in when you cross the office threshold. do get crazy for you when you are dating another guy. i thought i’d never find another man who checked so many of my (useless and unimportant) boxes. stand-out all-time epitome moment in this regard was when the eum ‘dropped round’ at four am one night (yea, i know – let’s not forget that *i* let him in). your “perspective” is not unique, plenty of people engag in casual sex. then after a short time he comes crying and telling me he can’t live without me, and i believe him, and we have another go.. trying not to check their social media too much to find out if they're flirting with other girls because you don't care and also you're not together anyway. its about empowering us to build our own lives and own our own decisions and not be victims. this had gone off-n-on (more off than on, those last few years) and even in my most delirious thoughts and fantasies, i knew it was nothing more than great sex. i told him that ‘i was tired of banging my head against a wall that was never coming down, it’s insanity, that i am in a deadend relationship and that he was nothing but poison. actually began seeing each other casually while i was 'seriously' (more so for him than me) dating someone else.” well, pre-exclusive relationships (or pxrs) don’t have to be a frustrating grey area anymore. but if you scratch the surface they’re not all that perfect., they always act as if i’m the only one with issues simply because i’m single and not speaking with my parents anymore. i’m trying to remain classy and not spread harsh rumors about him which could come back to bite me. but if you’re not seeing anyone else, and you’re seeing a lot of each other what on earth is it if it’s not a relationship? she also put up with his cheating, drinking (not alcoholic, but he’d get drunk now and then! sometimes it takes a bit of watching amber flags and some questioning before you can make a definite call that they’re starting to care more, especially if they are denying their attachment. if i’m following you, that would mean that the “only good for one thing” woman is dumb/has no sense of humor/not attractive enough/doesn’t have much going on for herself. refusing to partake in threesomes, sending one text in three weeks, waiting for mms to leave their wives, waiting for him to come back when he’s disappeared is not my idea of pressure.

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by the way – are you free on june 2nd for ‘such and such’ an event? however, i have been in situations where my casual sex partner wanted the relationship to become serious, and i did not. of the thousands of readers do you seriously think there may not be another woman out there like me who thinks like me, and may get some value from my perspective? are not victims when they not only participate in casual relationships but they try to upgrade them and fight the tide. it is not your job to make them see abuse. i have girlfriends who are still in relationships like this and have been for years! after my ac of a husband left me for another woman, i was emotionally screwed up. with acs, they don’t’ go from decent to scum…its usually always been scum, and then their fake, decent selves are what tricks us. because they focus on the action and think “well we’re having sex, they still text me, and we have so much fun together so obviously they do want a relationship. but also as a person, gender having nothing to do with it, i’ve always been very respectful to all views and on most subjects always realize there are two sides and i will have my opinions and others will have theirs. short: i had a rather naive view of the world and human behavior, and i was shocked and appalled that reality with a capital r didn’t match up to my idealized notions of how things “should” be. and i have compared myself to other women who i view as being prettier, smarter, more athletic, etc, etc. really is a case of they do not know what they want though the theory sounds good and i felt messed around throughout the arrangement. i am not a nut, but i think i am going to get a written std test result and demand the same. it be that the reason we continue to wish and want them to contact us, or for us to reach out to them is because the reality of it all is just too much to have to bare? cutting someone off for getting attached is not a lovely solution in my opinion.’m not celibate, but i do follow the advice from some previous nml posts instead…., the “users” in these situations are allowed to do what suits them. clearly, i’m still struggling with putting his needs before my own because i know that if i did respond i would be back to where i was with him…not knowing where i stand, him flip-flapping and me just waiting for him to decide he’s ready for a relationship while living off of his crumbs., that’s because i’m a basically nice person who values authenticity and cares about other people. am going to go back in and notate all my previous posts about my former boyfriend (whom i was giving a second chance to – well, live and learn, he just dumped me again 2 weeks later for no reason other than he wants to be back on the open range). it looks like a relationship and in your mind, feels like a relationship, but it has the hallmarks, not the landmarks of a relationship (commitment, progression, balance, intimacy, and consistency, plus shared values, love, care, trust, and respect), so it’s actually casual . this man who couldn’t even define what we had together was using me up and i allowed him. couple of months later he dumped me – nothing he said was true – future faker! get anxious days later about disclosing anything, especially when it dawned on me that he was not planning to be with me. i could rely on the fact that it was accepted we had weekend plans together unless otherwise stated. problem was, the setting there was completely geared towards a married guy. were f*ck buddies for about three months and then we started dating. the quality of the relationship was middling, not least because i couldn’t put myself in it 100%, though i did try to magic up the feelings that i “should” have had. said that, i don’t think that it’s asking too much of any man (or indeed any functioning adult) to stop hassling or manipulating someone else into a situation where they aren’t prepared to put in as much as they’re taking out. (i’ve been watching a lot the “the tudors” forgive me) and men are supposed to be allowed sit back, judge women, and to determine who is marriage worthy, and who is simply a whore." not "my boyfriend, neil," not "my friend, neil," because neither of those is true. that's not, like, girlfriend-y, but at least we're talking regularly so it's not like i'm purely a hookup. persisting will leave you feeling devalued – something you can be spared from if you don’t let your ego or libido blind you. every day, i fight the thoughts in my head and the habit of ruminating about the relationship and what i could’ve done differently to make things work and whether or not it was something i said, did, my looks, etc. if they would all just pair off with one another, then the rest of us who want relationships could actually trust in what we’re getting with another person…. there are 2 types of men then – players and the one’s we women marry/serious committed relationship material! i thought (and i’m ashamed to admit it): well, maybe his cv is outdated and they are divorced? unfortunately for us, a great many man are quite capable of having sex with absolutely no feeling beyond that he finds us attractive enough. we can be in touch with our potential paramours all the time – via texts, on facebook, on email – and this constant contact can be misleading – giving us the impression that we’re embroiled in something much more meaningful than we really are. also had talked it through like crazy and that’s why i ended it with the kind of indifference he had treated me with – not worthy of the passion behind anger and absolutely nothing to talk about anymore. i’m not a villain ladies, come on help me out here; i’m stuck. my guy is not in it just for sex but he doesn’t want the full relationship either. i’d avoid ‘negotiating’ with sex because there are some people that would sell their mama or at least sell you a big dream and a fake persona to get you into bed. but if they aren’t what you want you should make that clear. i would not choose to have friends who lack integrity and who willfully hurt me to their end. until then, i don’t care how many of his family members you meet or how close you are to his friends you should always circular date. people are so scared of divorce that they are putting off. we had, ahem “so much in common”, including the fact that we work in the same field and share several friends/colleagues. men and women both bring something to the table in dating and relationships based on gender, it’s inevitable, it’s inescapable. this point in my life this is what i want, so i need you to become more attached to me because, as i said, i have discovered that sex and emotion produce better sex for me because i think that they are naturally tied together, so i need your emotion, so i will show you compassion and be gentle, so i can get that good sex. finalist: luisa zissman - i think you are a feminist.’s an article from another blog that might be of interest to you, or others who’ve dealt with guys with sociopathic traits. he literally had the balls to say: “with the bond that you and i have, you just f*cked up by not coming to me first and running with what someone else was telling you”. mean it felt like we were being intimate with each other because he was revealing so much of himself to me, but really when i think about it now…; most of the time i was being a “good listener,” extremely supportive, life coach, cheerleader, ego stroke-r…and in some cases a “rescuer”…uh, and a fixer…um, caretaker….. trying to maintain the delicate line between texting too much and too little so as not to seem clingy, but also not let things fizzle out. Rebecca Holman, a possibly single 30 year-old, shares some handy tips and lays down a few ground rules.’s face it, there are some really sexually irresponsible people out there; i used to be one of them, and i think i will just leave it at that, so as not to offend or hurt anyone who might be dealing with some ramifications from this issue. i spent a lot of the time feeling rejected because when he was in ‘friend’ mode, making advances on him would seem ridiculous, it was like nothing sexual between us had ever happened. we actually had a great friendship and then he chased me and we spent time together and the nakedness came and *that* changed everything. so ultimately, this was the same conclusion that guys who go out with you, talk extensively to you, have sex with you, but do not represent that they do want to be in a relationship has..if they don’t and you continue to sleep with them, they assume you are on their terms>” soo true. “they’re still getting over their ex,” “they just need more time,” or (ugh) “they’re scared of commitment,” but the fact is when someone meets the right person, they can’t propose marriage, or a joint rental agreement quick enough.“honestly, you have no posts on the positive sides of dating and relationships. looking at the online dating profiles of guys in my age bracket (almost 50), it is a total squick-fest. of “slow love,” meaning “singles are looking to make a. im also glad to know that nothing this man does or says has any real value or meaning. should be asking “why are we still sleeping together if they have shown or communicated their disinterest or have shown or communicated that they don’t want the relationship that i’ve said that i want? see these men from time to time from a distance, and they look happy as larks, and believe me when i tell you that they could care less about me.

and if things go well, dating couples move in with each other, on average, after 30 weeks or 60 dates. the crowd:just cos someone is nice to you, chats to you and says they care about you, it doesn’t necessarily mean they actually do. feel that i should add, though – and i was always quite aware when people were using me for sex – that people can also use you as a nice kind listener, who sympathises with their problems, lets them talk about themself incessantly thinks that they’re the bee’s knees, makes them tea and generally soothes them through life a bit. decent person will not continue to have sex with someone they can see is emotionally invested. i tried to submit a follow up comment, but it did not work. some of the most successful and liked people i know from work environments, are very shy and even introverted in a non work setting. don’t have one-night stands anymore as they aren’t satisfying.” it was so hard for me to not respond, but i didn’t. then, men are allowed to do what they will with whichever woman, as long as she goes along with it. i’ve finally realised, 8 months later, that if i hadn’t been so scared to ‘lose’ him, there was very little there that made me happy or that i actually really liked about him! i could believe that in some instances…but not in his. i’ve been on both sides of this – not using men for sex (they wish ha ha!’s quite difficult to meet available men at my age (54) as most of them are divorced or separated with issues of their own and just out for a good time with no strings. and if you read anything on this website, you should be able to understand that the underlying message is that there are good men out there. since you mentioned you grew up strict/religious- you might want to read “narcissistic predicaments- a biblical guide to navigating the schemes, snares and no-win situations unique to abusive families,’ by renee pittelli. i text him and i say…actually i did have something to say and since your not picking up your phone… can you call me. is actually pretty ridiculous that someone who for instance, would have the cheek to tell you that they’re not interested in you, would see fit to exchange bodily fluids and ask you to engage in all sorts of sexual acts, when they could just skip on down the road to someone who they were interested in and leave you to put your time, energy and er, your bodily fluids elsewhere. i googled and found several references to him appearing in public together with his wife very recently… of course (and thanks to br), i flushed my fantasies immediately. i’d say be careful about putting people in one category or another. “sweetheart, of course you’re not my hooker (plaything/fuckme friend/etc)! whenever they start prodding about my personal life, i can simply start asking questions about their kids (“how old are they? knowing that you will bond with people regardless of the quality of the bond, and that it will hurt to end a relationship whether it was healthy or not is freeing. they ever talk about is their “textbook” family lives, their happy, sunny weekends with kids and partner, their happy vacation trips and holidays, and how eager they are to always make their own parents happy.’s some controversy about the difference between “seeing each other” and “dating,” and we won’t be able to please everyone here. they are an eum or ac with or with out you and despite what you might say or do. i could not believe the lies and betrayal that this man was capable of., at the time, i thought to myself, as i looked at his pitiful text that didn’t even ask me how i was doing, and it only contained about four words…, and fearing that, perhaps, some acts of love just aren’t within him or accessible enough to…so, i just decided to walk away without explanation, and he never bothered to ask me why i removed myself from his life. this site, i don’t think any of us are stereotyping men as all inclusively being using, lying, sex fiends. it is only since my time on br that i realized that i could be hit with the relationship-lottery-stick and “not know” it because i didn’t know my own peace. you’re the type of person that values your sexual interactions and struggles with the discovery phase and sleeping together, slow yourself down and don’t have sex until you can manage the two. i can tell you that whatever may be emotionally lacking in these men when it comes to sex, they are aces at looking out for their own time and interests, and that is one thing. purpose of commitment is to share the good times and the bad, we have not evolved out of our need for this. however, i do realise now that most people really are only thinking of themselves, it wasn’t done from malice at all. natalie, you are such a bright light of hope, truth, and reality. to me, it’s not that big a deal to – just not have sex. my friends kept telling me in order to get over one man; you have to get under another. my ac is having a great time, with his promotion came a move to a fabulous part of the country where both the women and climate are hot. it was prostitution but how lovely that everyone carries on the pretense that they’re ‘dating. nat, baggage reclaim has helped so much, i know that i’d have just gone back and ignored my reservations if i didn’t have this blog to read and understand what his aims really are and what it would do to me if i carried on. it’s integrity, care, respect, and not abuse of any basic trust that’s been given. older i get, the more i realise that what our mammas told us was true: most men think about sex one way, and most women think about it another way. the driver must take responsibility and care, but sometimes you aren’t sure when it’s gone from co-driver to passenger. you are going to get exactly more of the same.” so, i create connections with my partners, i am not courting you; i am creating a connection with you, but not a serious commitment, and i see you as a “mate with benefits. random people who i do not know but are friends of friends try to ‘friend me’ on facebook. whether it’s figuring out what’s going on in a troubling relationship, understanding you and self-care, or being more assertive, i’m here to help you guide you. however, according to a male friend, it’s just the way some men are. maybe guys who are eligible and in the public eye (and who are shallow) can get intoxicated by women being after them all the time. so, let me help you out with some suggestions next time you’re asked to define your non-relationship: “well gran, it’s funny you should ask, there is someone on the scene, we’re: sleeping together/seeing each other/dating/friends with benefits/friends (apparently the same as friends with benefits, but twice as infuriating) /having an affair (it’s unfortunate when, after 12 dates you discover that his reticence to define your relationship is down to his previously unmentioned wife) or wasting each other’s time until something better comes along. in an article i wrote earlier this year about modern dating, i used the example of a man i’d been sleeping with for over a year, who got cross when i referred to him as my boyfriend. on, i know some of you ladies here are really hurting right now, but come on, can’t you take some time and help me out? we talked and put two and two together that the jackass had been using and lieing to both of us. to me it feels like masturbation; you get physical relief, but nothing else. they are not close friends and i would not turn to them in a crisis. after a year, i had to stop beating myself up mostly cos there’s nothing left to beat up. i thought this was a fine deal because i was really busy and didn’t feel in a position to look for another relationship – no questions, none of the trying to reason with him and go into big discussions about feelings that had gone before – and still he managed to make a mockery of his new premium deal. happened to me … so confusing to get mixed messages – who says that they don’t want to sleep with you but are just *dying* to have cuddles with you and must have them…. things are always from the ‘driver’ perspective and it is assumed that you’re having a good time and meeting your own needs, hence what can go wrong? (and mind you this isn’t on adult friend finder or fetlife — it’s a plain vanilla dating site). i didn’t win, i feel like i want revenge (not in harming him physically) but turning into him and giving him a taste of his own medicine- see how he likes it. trust me, you will feel better, do not allow this ac to destroy your future! you might spend 60 hours a week in the office – for some people looking like their shit doesn’t stink may be preferable to admitting that things are fucked up at home. the excuses change every day, but the true reason for their behavior, not likely to change.’m abstaining from sex all together, right now, but i found the article quite beneficial to me, and i’m going to read it again, and read all of the linked information as well. (my point being that they will use you for many things– sex being the most common)i also made him out to be something great and in reality he was a disaster in every area and turns out i cant think of one thing i truly admired or even liked about him now… emotionally , spiritually, physically(very under endowed lol) and most certainly mentally! but at the same time i sensed his own insecurity, his reluctance to let go of any female relations (he’s not even 30, but the number of girls he has been with one way or another could probably make a book), and i grew increasingly unhappy.!I have been celibate for …let’s just say a lonnnng time, and i too would not have it any other way. one thing that i have learned about narcisstic people is that they are all users. 30 year-old, shares some handy tips and lays down a few ground rules.

”i’ve finally realised, 8 months later, that if i hadn’t been so scared to ‘lose’ him, there was very little there that made me happy or that i actually really liked about him! it would be another thing if she targetted inexperienced men, or men who are into her, and then strung them along. i am definitely not going to be involved with a guy with mental problems again. knew i’d possible upset the apple cart with my perspective…that’s not unusual. told, i know some of them are divorced, some of them have handicapped children, some of them are unfaithful, some of them have addictions (or family members with addictions), but they never mention anything like this. it’s been a really sucky year and i’m still not over the hump.. carrying your stuff around with you like a sex sherpa because you don't know if you can leave stuff at their place or not. i imagine that some of them just don’t know that they’re unavailable, but there are a lot of them who know good and well that they don’t function well in relationships. we were together 9yrs and are both in our early 50 ies… he just kept saying over and over and over its not you, i am messed up. the key is to know that we aren’t all seeking the same things and what you want is not what someone else wants. less than a month together, we began an 'official' relationship. there are plenty of men who don’t see women that way, and those men conduct their love lives with integrity. we ended up spending a few days together just hanging out and having sex. think the most hurtful for women who are in casual relationship is to be considered/categorized casual by a man, who is nothing but casual for them. the crazy thing is that we weren’t even sleeping together, so don’t just think that it’s sex that binds two people together…i was giving up my time and energy for him (which i now value more than anything), and he didn’t mind taking it until i expressed my desire for some reciprocity. he does that to minimize his own guilt, since he’s already overwhelmed (so he claims) by the pain he caused his wife and the risks that he subjected his children to (they are too young to understand what was going on, but his behavior and the tension in his marriage drove away the family’s nanny). my fantasies are all about how great his personality is – so so fun and adventurous, never a boring moment with this guy. he managed, in our time together, to remember some basic things, like sending me a text, unprompted, on my birthday., you are soooo right, but sometimes you want the comfort of a strong embrace, it makes you feel like you’re not so alone, at least not for the moment you’re with them. there’s going to be a mismatch – if not with this person, the next person., i overshared in the past, particularly before i cut contact with my parents 5 years ago. i just think it is very cold that men will use misrepresentations – i mean, serious declarations of substance in their feelings and intentions for us – to get us into bed and have us for as long as they want us (usually not very long; this was nearly 3 months – which he actually told me was a “long relationship” for him)…. you seem to talk a good talk and seem to care deeply about not hurting others but i can’t see how this is compatible with having casual relationships! the excuse they give us for why they use us for sex is “oh i’m just not in a place where i can commit because my ex screwed me over financially and emotionally” blah blah blah. last person i went out on a date with had all kinds of laments about not being clear in his life. and probably because my life is not full in other ways.’t want to spend my life trying to figure out who you are'. that time when we were dating but not committed, i definitely dated and slept with other people. i don’t think i can change people, don’t set out to yet time and again i am surprised that men don’t change when i expect nothing of them and give them everything. moral of this story is not to go digging around looking for what’s wrong with you. they’re always like “why aren’t you married with kids yet” like a broken record. am not confused about what i need to do now, now that i know the whole truth. he is getting yet another promotion and i’m sure he is seeing this as a great tool to get and use women. you cannot say you are being used if you voluntarily keep going back.!Ambiguous dating sites/hook up sites, sexting and sex applications for your phone, multi-dating and having a bazillion people chasing you for sex are becoming more common to the point where a lot of people think sexting and treating people like booty call is totally the norm. sometimes it’s because they have no money but often they do have money but no-one in their lives who cares to take responsibility. now i’m not absolving them of their own responsibility, but the fact is, the driver in casual relationships will ‘take’ and ‘use’ under dubious pretexts using the reasoning of “i can’t use what they don’t give. but i noticed he never really asked me anything about me, it was always about him, we always met on his terms and his convenience and the night would always end in a shag or two! feel that i should add, though – and i was always quite aware when people were using me for sex – that people can also use you as a nice kind listener, who sympathises with their problems, lets them talk about themself incessantly thinks that they’re the bee’s knees, makes them tea and generally soothes them through life a bit. i continued having sex with my ex-ac even after he showed me so clearly he was using me for sex and was really not interested in a relationship with me. it has been so very good with him, i cannot understand why again he’s telling me he is not happy with me, there is “pressure”, he doesn’t know, cannot know, wants to know but doesn’t… how do i get out?’m not saying that *you’re* an assclown but what you have to recognise in all of this, is that some, in fact many people do give for the wrong reasons. thought if i gave him the hottest dirtiest sex ever he would not be able to resist me and would fall madly in love with me and feel for me what i felt for him.’m not sure i should be penalized because the woman felt the chemistry earlier than i did.’m going to disagree and say that the only really surefire way to not have a relationship is not to have one – casual or otherwise. i can’t stop being angry at myself and wonder how other women are able to handle these casual situations.” trust me when i say, you can have sex with someone and it not mean that you’re destined to be together forever and ever. are any of the men in these comments being penalized? we’ve broken up several times, always because i cannot cope with him telling me he “doesn’t know” and “cannot commit” and “is not ready / capable”. that said, i’m not absolving them of the 100% responsibility to themselves, but lack of self-esteem and unhealthy relationship habits means that they’re vulnerable anyway and will engage in self-destructive behaviour. is possible to be decent even if you aren’t swept away by feelings for another. i wonder if i am up to the challenge of dating a man without sex involved for at least 2 months. it ended last may and i am still not over the hurt… 🙁. i am not judging, it’s just very rare to find a woman with this view and i am curious. i need substance and predictability, not flightiness, bs, and in-the-moment behavior. if he is really sitting there focused on what you said to him instead of focusing on whether or not any of it was actually true, then dude needs some serious lessons in accountability. they really are in the past and just a distant memory, although at the time i thought my world had ended. are fueled by their own needs for validation that they are able to get what wasn’t on offer. i seem not to be wired to date multiple men – but i am open to ideas. “if *i* was getting this much support and care from someone i’d feel bad about sneaking my way into their knickers” etc etc. if they felt they wanted more then they should have pulled away from me, not try to wrangle something from me that i don’t want to partake in. last eum made plans with me 6 months in advance, rang me all the time while i rarely rang him (the rules are nonsense), spent loads of time with me and included me in his life and so i trusted that he wanted a relationship.“stop lying to yourself – no person with great self-esteem puts up with this bs, certainly not for two years. appreciate hearing a woman lay out her experience of wanting and seeking ‘casual’ interactions and think i understand her suggesting that they’re not devoid of care or respect.’s easy to get down on yourself on how hard it is to truly see that the ex- (or ac or eum or mm or some combination thereof) is not truly present for you. i’m not on the dating circuit but the next guy that plays the tall, dark handsome, alpha male, charming mysterious card is going to get bounced, flushed, and a resounding thump up side his arrogant head. but i’ve done it myself, it’s like you can get so focused on getting to the destination that you don’t stop yourself to think of whether or not it’s even worth it to go. what you read of it, this behaviour looks very controlling and not simply a case of following instincts, i. i just don’t get it, why doesn’t he find another girlfriend?