Ok. So I have been with my boyfriend for just under 2 years. He has never told me he loves me, only that he loves spending time with me and that I am his best friend but that he doesn't really know what love is.
Let me start by saying that I love him. We have had a few issues over the last 2 years, partly my fault and partly his, but we have worked them out and are better than ever. With two exceptions.
#1 is that he hasn't said he loves me. I know that his family NEVER says I Love You to each other. They are not physically emotional (i.e. hugs, kisses, hand holding etc.) so I can understand where he is coming from. I've said before that maybe we don't belong together then and all he says is that he doesn't want me to leave him. He tells me that I'm his best friend and that he wants to be with me. He is faithful and I'm not worried about that at all. He is really open with me and we are pretty good at communicating. I've flat out told him that I deserve someone who is in love with me as much as I'm in love with him but he just can't seem to figure it out. I don't know if I'm expecting to much or if I should open my eyes and except that this isn't healthy for either of us. IDK I guess I feel like he should've figured out by now how he feels about me.
The #2 thing is that I am losing interest in having sex with him. Heck to be honest I'm losing interest in sex PERIOD. To be perfectly honest so you understand why I'm so concerned, I LOVE sex. I love making out, foreplay, sex, everything. In the past my relationships have always been very sexual and passionate. Not to the exclusion of everything else but to the point where I was more like the "man" in the relationship. I was the one who wanted sex every day, several times a day if possible. There was the occasional day that I didn't feel like it but I've always been game if they were. The thing is that my boyfriend hates making out and foreplay. He also doesn't have the stamina that I'm used to. For example my last two boyfriends and I could easily spend 3 days having sex innumerable amounts of times, eating, and just chilling. With this boyfriend i'm lucky if I have some mediocre sex twice a week. Until this boyfriend I've never said no to sex with a boyfriend and actually really had no desire whatsoever to have sex with them. When he and I do have sex it's quick, never includes making out (a favorite of mine), its not as aggressive and passionate as I would like. Baisically its bad.
That being said. I really do love him. I feel like in a way I'm pushing him away. I feel like I'm losing a part of myself that I really don't want to lose. I'm not a sex addict .. It doesn't interfere with my normal everyday life at all. I just really get into it when I'm doing it and I just have started not to want it with him. Even my sexual imagination is shutting down and I'm worried I wont ever get it back! Part of me thinks its a self preservation thing because he hasn't verbalized how he feels and another part just thinks that I'm secretly craving a better sexual outlet. I just keep having dreams of making out or having sex with other men and I feel so guilty about it and its not even real!!!!!! He knows how I feel about the sex stuff because I've told him and when I've fought with him about it he does a little bit better for a week or two and then it fades off again.
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