When you shut down in a relationship it automatically shuts your partner out. They will eventually start to pull back because they are feeling a disconnect from you. This can cause all sorts of uncertainties and insecurities between you as a couple if it is ignored for a long period.
Some men and women have a tough time committing long term and would rather avoid any discussion on the subject. This leaves a lot of frustrated people trying to figure out whether to “wait around or move on” from their non-committal partner.
Take yourself out of the equation for a minute and think about his wife and kids. If this is destroying you right now, how do you think they will feel? You have given him 2 years of your love while she has said marriage vows and given him two beautiful children!
Relationships are about partnerships, but each person is an individual. A couple can be on very different paths, encountering various challenges along the way. If your partner opens up to you about a specific problem they’re having, or if they’re struggling with their health or well-being, be supportive.
This is a question that many men and women have struggled with over the years. When you have a really great friendship there can be a fine line between romance and being a buddy with someone. All it takes is one evening of curiosity to alter 5 years of platonic boundaries.
Never stop being the best YOU for yourself and your partner!