Saying goodbye to a loved one can turn your whole world upside down. It means it’s the start of a long and perhaps painful process that you’ll have to deal with.
Things were going great and suddenly he walks away with very little explanation. And you are left wondering how that could have been possible given the fact that you loved each other so much.
Sadly, it happens. Here are some of the reasons why he might have wanted to break up with you even though he still cared:
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1. They didn’t see the two of you together in the future
If they feel that the relationship has become a struggle and that they can’t communicate in a healthy way with their partner, then the future surely won’t look promising to them.
Although there are many couples out there who eventually work out their problems, sometimes men think a certain blockage will be the status-quo.
2. They felt threatened by your success
A study conducted at the University of Florida shows that men begin to experience problems with their self-esteem when their partner is very successful. The reason why they can’t be truly happy for her is because they are more focused on what they haven’t achieved.
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3. They were afraid of becoming emotionally attached
We all need our space, but some men in particular. Intimacy and a deep connection are fantastic just as long as they don’t feel suffocated. Men are afraid of losing their freedom to do things or see friends and when they feel imprisoned they will decide a breakup is probably for the best.
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4. They were trying to avoid pain and suffering
One basic human principle is to seek pleasure and avoid pain as much as possible. If men feel the relationship is hurting them on some level or that they can’t work out the issues at hand, they will walk away.
Confronting with too much emotional pain isn’t their forte because society doesn’t teach them to express and be in touch with their emotions. And this can be damaging when they start opening up and connecting with another human being.
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