I have a tendency to get too comfortable too soon. This works well for me in some ways because I make friends easily. But when it comes to my romantic life, it kills the romance. I leave no mystery. Time and time again, I feel closer to the person than they feel to me. Why? Because I’ve opened up more than they have. The result resembles a one sided relationship in that I feel stronger towards the person than they do towards me. The person senses this and hits me with the, “I’m not ready for a relationship” line. By which they mean, “I’m not ready for a relationship with you,” which is understandable, since I haven’t exactly given them any rightful choice in the matter. By that point, I’m already acting as if we are in one.
Sigh. At least my acknowledging the issue is a step in the right direction, right?