So, a guy you really dig, someone you saw great potential with, says, "I'm just not ready for a relationship right now. Maybe in a year..."
You should hold out hope that maybe he'll come around and then fall madly in love with you and you'll live happily ever after, right?
Jeff Mac, on his blog, Manslations, just uttered something truly brilliant, so I share it here:
"They leave because they want to leave more than they want to stay."
Never a truer statement uttered. Truly.
At this point- many of us are prone to go round and round in our heads, making our stomachs churn even more anxiously:
"What if I had done...'"
"What if I do..."
"Maybe I should wait a little while longer"
"Maybe I can convince him..."
But let me tell you, all of this is vain- just more wasted time, effort, and emotion.
And clearly, you've already wasted enough of those on the wrong person.
You deserve someone who is unequivocally saying, "Bring it on, cause I choose YOU."
After all, that's the ONLY thing that matters.
Missing that is a deal breaker.
The relationship could have EVERYTHING else right, but if you are missing this one thing, you've got nothing.
It's like siting down in your brand new, perfect-for-you car with all your favorite gadgets, when you realize it has no gas. Without this one last thing, you ain't going nowhere.
Not one tiny mile. Doesn't matter that you only need to go 5 miles. You aren't moving an inch.
Anything less than a 100% "I choose you" and you end up the loser.
Time to cut it loose and go find someone who wins you.
How often do you put up with being picked with less than 100% enthusiasm? How often do you keep someone else around even though you can't give them 100%? Why?