You meet each other for the first time and your conversations flow well. You’re in the honeymoon period. Text messages fill your inbox and you try to reply as fast as you can then place the phone down waiting for another message from him. It’s a vicious cycle.
The relationship grows enough for him to express his feelings for you, that he likes you. Your heart explodes from the excitement and happiness of the news and you can’t sleep for days. You’re happy, he’s happy, everything is good.
He becomes busy with work, and the two of you spend less time together. You start to doubt yourself, you doubt the amount he cares for you. You’re afraid he doesn’t feel the same as before. You bring this up to him and ask him what his thoughts are on what you are and where your relationship stands while stating that you understand that he has been busy with work as well.
You make yourself vulnerable to accept whatever is coming your way but he puts the pause button on your feelings: “Let me get back to you on that. I need some time to recollect my thoughts.”
So now you sit here. Waiting. Giving him time to think. Giving him space to think. Meanwhile giving yourself to think about what you want.
I don’t want to fall in love, if you don’t want to try. But all that I’ve been thinking of, is maybe that you might. -Jessie Ware