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Why Do Men Become Distant When They Fall In Love? Ever Wondered?

Why do men become distant when they fall in love? Ever wondered?

Men are of the opinion that women are difficult to understand, but what is the deal with men withdrawing when they fall in love!? I mean, one moment they are courting you and doing whatever humanly possible to woo you, and the very next moment, they act all distant.

If this question has plagued you too, then you have arrived at the right place my friend. In today’s post, we are going to discuss why a man tends to become distant when he falls for you. So stop worrying that you are going to lose him, or your relationship is in trouble. On the contrary, he is in love with you, and that’s why is pulling away.

Let us explain in detail.


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Why do men become distant when they fall in love

You are very friendly with a guy, who you are sure is interested in you, but suddenly he has been acting all weird and is pulling away from you, then all hope is not lost.

Here are 8 very possible reasons why your man is becoming distant when actually he is in love with you:

  1. He is scared he will lose his freedom and space

It is amazing to have someone in your life who you love more than anything in world. However, it is a little frightening too to give up some of one’s space to accommodate another person. This is especially true for someone who takes time to get used to change. It does not mean loves you less; it just means subconsciously he is scared of change.

You just have to help him through this transition, and make him realize that though on the surface things are changing, the relationship and the love and understanding between the two of you is still the same and will remain the same.

  1. Marriage is not his cup of tea

Now this is tricky. If you are thinking marriage, but he just isn’t ready and may never be, then you have to make a decision. Are you willing to wait and see if he is game to the idea of marriage someday? If not, then it is best to break up.

If, however, you too don’t have marriage on your mind, then you need to tell him and make him comfortable.

  1. Your life goals are not compatible

Usually, when couples have different beliefs or contrasting life goals, then the idea of falling in love can be a little threatening. For example, you don’t want kids, but he wants kids. Now that can be a problem later on, and realizing this, maybe he is pulling away from you.

If there are other issues of compatibility in your relationship, and you think they can be resolved, then you need to talk to him immediately. Glossing over issues that might turn into volcanoes later, is not a good idea at all. Don’t expect these issues to vanish in thin air once the two of you tie the knot. They will persist, and will show their heads in an uglier way. So resolve them immediately.


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  1. He is not happy with his life

Some people worry a lot about their careers, and if this guy is one of them, then it is possible he is worrying about his work. Maybe he is overthinking his purpose in life, and is scared that getting into a committed relationship might disturb his professional life.

Try to introspect and see if, lately, you have been wrongly demanding more of your partner’s time and attention, and if that is what’s making him move further away from you.

Also, try to find out if your boyfriend is having a tough time at work. Usually, when we are not performing well at work, our frustration and fear tends to bleed into our personal relationships too. So talk to him, ask him if everything is okay, and let him know that you are always there when he wants to vent out.

  1. He wants to marry you, but not right now

 Have you been emphasizing greatly on marriage lately? May be your guy loves you and wants to marry you, but not immediately. Maybe you need to relax a little, and take the relationship a little slow so that you can enjoy the ride. Rushing through marriage and children is never a good idea.

In case you too are not keen on getting married right away, then you need to tell him that he is got the wrong idea and is worrying unnecessarily. That will put his mind to rest, and the both of you will be able to enjoy your companionship better.

  1. He needs to take a break from intense emotions

 Sometimes, we get too caught up with our emotions, and it gets a little overwhelming. If your man tends to get uncomfortable when things get a little emotional, then maybe he just needs a small little break. This does not in any way mean he loves you any less, it just means he is not being able to focus on things, and has to close his eyes for a while to see better. Simple.

  1. His family is going through some issues

Your guy may be behaving emotionally distant because a lot is going on at his place. It is not possible to be your cent per cent when things are not all hunky-dory at home.

Again, you need to talk to him and find out what is wrong. Don’t pressurize him to tell you things. If he does not feel like sharing it right now, then let him be. Just make sure you let him know that he can come to you and share his problems with you when he feels comfortable enough to do so.

  1. He is just looking for a casual relationship

Let us face it, there is a possibility that your man loves you, but is not looking for anything serious with you. Now if this is the case, there is no point fighting with him. You need to just sit down and weigh the pros and cons of this. After doing that, if you think you want to continue with this relationship, then happily do so. However, if you think a casual relationship is not what you are looking for, then it is best to end it right now.


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Riya Roy

Riya Roy

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” This Isaac Asimov line, embraces my love for writing in the finest and most desperate way that it is and should be! I was tormented by the earnestness of the written word not very early in my journey. But once smitten, it has helped me devour life twice over; savoring the moment and indulging in its memories. As a flâneuse, I wander to understand the intricacies of human relationships. Realizing that, they are just different manifestations of the same feeling of love, has been my greatest learning. I seek to share its opulence through the words I type.