What To Do When He Says He Needs Space

There are few things more horrifying in a relationship than your guy telling you he feels a bit suffocated. And even if he doesn’t actually say it out loud, there are a few signs that something’s up.

You have that gut feeling that things aren’t exactly the way they used to be. He calls you less, he doesn’t seem to be as communicative as before. He seems rather withdrawn these days. And you know something’s definitely wrong, but you can’t put your finger on it.

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The truth is men process things and emotions in a relationship differently than women. For example, men are less willing to look for advice or support in their friendships.

Being on their own and taking space is a natural coping mechanism for men. Although it can be quite a scary experience for their female partners, it happens very often.

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In these situations, it’s important to know that struggling to keep him close or bring him back will only make things worse. Most likely, you’ll end up suffocating him even further.

Probably the best thing you could do when he asks you for space, is to understand that it has little if anything to do with you. Try not to take it personally and understand that he isn’t shutting you out.

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Most of the times, he just needs to withdraw and process his emotions. Once he feels he’s solved the issue, he will be back.

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