my boyfriend seems to think I'm "too pretty for him" and he isn't good enough and wants to just be friends. how can I convince him I really don't see that and I see a sexy, strong, amazing guy when I look at him? long distance relationship, he lives 8 hours away by car and I can't get a way down there.
we both are pretty mature for our age, I'm 18, he;s 20. I really want to make this work...
Yes I am 18, but I'm mature. I'm not like 18 year olds that need a new boyfriend every week or need a hook up every week. I'm not a typical high school slut thank you very much.
In most cases, people beat around the bush and there's other lingering feelings.. Like maybe he's jealous about the guy(s) your talking to.. Maybe he's insecure about how much you mean to him.. Maybe he's found another girl and just doesn't feel complete enough to end this one..
If he's not wanting to fight FOR a relationship, then I recommend you let him go. I understand and relate with you 110% on wanting things to work, but from my knowledge: If it's not mutual, it never lasts.
You seem to be missing a few things here. Your 18, just a kid learning about males. You should not have a boyfriend, you should have dozens. The Boyfriend, realizes you are 8 hours away and has very likely already replaced you with someone that lives near him. It does sound like he likes you, because he concocted that silly story about you being too pretty instead of just telling you bug off as he has a new girl in his life.
I'm sorry if that was a bit blunt, but you needed to know. And please, stop having a boyfriend until you are a bit older. You need to experience a wider assortment of males so that when the time comes you can make a better selection for a boyfriend.