According to Katz, many men want to reach a certain place of emotional and financial readiness before settling into that super-committed, long-term relationship.
“He might have been having fun until he was ready to settle down and isn’t necessarily a womanizing terror,” Katz says.
If he’s not open to improvement so everyone’s happy, it’s best to move on.
So, you’ve got the corner office, and he’s still trying to “make it” in an unconventional career path.
If his figurative black book is as long as the dictionary, don’t panic.
“But the truth is, life and love are about commitment and sustainability.”He’s got a big family gathering on Labor Day and inviting you? Since mom and dad are generally still pretty involved in the lives of their adult children, Ivankovich says it’s very possible he’s taken an ex around his parents before—and that she either didn’t mesh with the clan or didn’t get rave reviews.
“While this has nothing to do with you, it can have everything to do with meeting the unrealistic expectations of parents in 2015,” she explains.
Maybe this was not modeled in the home he was raised in.” If you can show him those words are safe with you, he may suddenly feel he can be vulnerable—and won’t be able to stop showing you the love.
“Far too often, the younger generation is quick to dispose of things that don’t work for them in the moment,” says Ivankovich.