Does He Want a Long-Distance Relationship? How to Find Out
He's moving, I'm not. How do we ride it out to the end? - relationship | Ask MetaFilter
would you? wouldn't you? There's this guy I've liked for the longest time and I found out awhile ago that he was moving away to London for 2 years. At firs. About. Ask for advice, share your favorite tips, and encourage others about anything dating. This includes: Meeting people & starting conversations; Flirting & expressing your intentions; Creating meaningful connections; Building confidence & self-esteem; Overcoming "nice guy" syndrome; Conquering. He just told me that he's taken a job transfer miles away.* We're both So how do I/we make the best of the remaining time before he moves? I don't If you've been dating four months, and you don't know if you like him enough to merely live with him, and you're both thirty, this is not the guy for you.
He's moving, I'm not. How do we ride it out to the end?
June 26, 1: He's moving, not dying. I've been seeing a pretty cool guy for four months. He just told me that he's taken a job transfer miles away. But maybe I would? It's just too soon to know that I like him well enough to live with him, let alone move for him.
Why he acts interested, then disappears... (The inside answer most don't know)
I don't hate him yet? We're both about To be fair he has family in the new city, and no non-work ties beyond me in our current location, so it's not entirely surprising. This will probably be an unpopular answer. If you've been dating four months, and you don't know if you like him enough to merely live with him, and you're both thirty, this is not the guy for you.
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I wholeheartedly disagree with roomthreeseventeen. You're looking at half your entire relationship more time together. Enjoy the time you have and let tomorrow take care of itself -- it probably will. About the only thing not to do is spend the time counting the remaining time, because that way leads to panic and rash decisions. In fact, you might want to decide right now to not go with him, leaving open the possibility of go here following him later after you've had your two more months together plus at least as much more time alone in your respective cities, having said your good-byes and focusing on your separate heres and-nows.
You'll probably come to know better what you want by then. Best of luck, enjoy your time together, and I hope for both of you, that you come to compatible decisions. You should decide now if you want to try an LDR or any sort of arrangement with future possibilities, and if not, break Guy Im Dating Is Moving Away amicably and say your goodbyes.
Otherwise, the good times you attempt to have together will have the stench of death over them. Uncertainty leads to awkwardness, awkwardness leads to misery.
Even if you do, they change, and so do you, so your desires diverge. We would talk every day, send cute texts here and there, on Valentine's Day he put together a gift basket containing my favorite things Or you can put all kinds of pressure and expectations on it and watch it blow up.
Whether or not this relationship works out for you guys, try to create some fun memories. It will either be a fun interlude in your relationship, or something you can look back on with fondness later. Pretend you're on vacation in the town you live in. Just like, do all the fun stuff, the corny stuff, the summer stuff, do all of that. Take a crapton of photos. That's not a "merely" for many people, plus it isn't about living with him - she'd have to move with him to a new city.
My reading of it is that they both like each other go here lot, but are not sure that they can or should move their lives around and make sacrifices simply to be with each other. That could change, but it's a hard choice to make either way - especially just four months in. In any case, I don't think it's any kind of judgment on their feelings for each Guy Im Dating Is Moving Away.
Having a good time with someone you like is not difficult. Allowing yourself to have a good time when you know that the better your time together, the more you will miss him when he's gone - that's very difficult. What can you do? Well, for starters, you can be happy that you've met him, and have a lot of time to spend with him.
You can remind yourself as often as you need to to not take his choice personally or overthink it to the point where you start doubting his feelings.
Or you can put all kinds of pressure and expectations on it and watch it blow up.
Or you can decide that the impending heartache is not worth it - although your question indicates that you probably here choose that option.
What might help is adding a few years to the equation - say, five years. Inyou will either be with him or you won't.
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In either case, what will you wish that you'd done in this situation? For me the answer in any case would be: I'd want to not put any pressure on the relationship just because he's leaving, and be happy for the time I have to know more about and enjoy the company of someone I like enough to even consider leaving my city for, and to not jump to any conclusions about his feelings or mine - but especially his.
It's hard to do that when the future will bring separation and you're vulnerable and want everything figured out, but that's when it's needed the most. So in my opinion just focus on not judging him and Guy Im Dating Is Moving Away needing from him, allow yourself to be happy but don't expect it to last forever - and the next two months will be as good as they can get.
This will also enable you both to better figure out how you really feel about each other without making this about expiry dates or deadlines. Do this on your own terms; Guy Im Dating Is Moving Away him have the freedom to do the same.
Also, miles is not a death sentence for any relationship In my experience, expectations destroy more relationships than distance does. Listen to a lot of new music and try lots of food you've never had before. OP said that she doesn't even know if she likes him enough to live with him, let alone move with him. And not that thirty is a magic number, but you're certainly mature enough at thirty to know four months into a relationship if you like someone enough to live with them.
I'm not sure about that, roomthreeseventeen. It took me and my now husband three years to move in together, at about the same age. I don't think it's a question of maturity, there's a lot that goes into deciding to uproot your life and move with someone, or deciding to give up an opportunity to be with someone.
During the months where we knew I was going, we carried on as before, having a lovely time and enjoying each other. I ended up deciding not to go, even though he insisted that I shouldn't stay for him.
In relationships, always go with your gut feeling. My reason is selfish though I've only ever had one husband. Even if you do, they change, and so do you, so your desires diverge.
It all worked out beautifully in our cases. I say agree to not worry about it and enjoy each other, and see where the chips fall in a few month's time.
Don't be afraid to be happy together because of how much it might hurt later. Hmm, have you written to Cary Tennis lately? Someone else had the same problem Anyway, if LDR'ing isn't an option--and realistically, it probably shouldn't be after 4 months and it'd be indefinite--I vote that you just break up now.
Why get more attached for two more months, unless the both of you can manage that "summer vacation" level of detachment. I met my wife when I was just about to leave for a year of study abroad. During that year she came to visit learn more here and we traveled together.
A little while later, I went off for another year someplace else, and that time we met halfway and traveled together. In between, we spent a lot of time on Skype. We were both about It's working out very, very well. This is the key: Is being with them natural, easy, fun?
If so, it probably is worth pursuing. If being around them is easy, staying close to them while far away will be easier too. The one difference between your situation and mine is Guy Im Dating Is Moving Away of us were flexible in where we were going to end up; neither of us was particularly tied to a geographical location.
That made it possible for us to choose one single location where we could live together. If you don't think that that is likely to happen then, yeah, you're going to have to let this one go, otherwise the person who moves and "gives up" their life is just going to resent the other person. Buying ants for an antfarm in Seattle?
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