When’s the last time you were in a relationship? Not just any kind of relationship either. We mean the one where basically you’re in a relationship…ALONE.
What does that even mean? You’re giving your all, you’re making plans for the future, the people you care about the most know that you’re in love, you’re not seeing any other people—only to find out that the guy you think is doing the same things isn’t. Not even close.
Yes, he considers the two of you to be dating, but he hasn’t given it much more time, effort or energy than that. How do you know? You find out when you bring up exclusivity, Christmas or going on vacation together and he looks at you like your hair is on fire. Or worse, he totally ignores you.
When’s the last time you were in one of those relationships?
Sometimes, when we don’t know how to discern when we’re in a relationship alone, we find ourselves repeating the pattern over and over again. It’s because we don’t know what to look out for.
We’ve totally got your back on this one. If the guy you’re currently seeing “checks the box” on most of the signs listed in the gallery above, we know that it’s hard to hear but even though you’re claiming him, it doesn’t really look like he’s claiming you.