To not really be upset at all and to just feel like I could have been doing something better with my time?
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It's really painful when you realise you are trying a lot more than the other person is. It's more painful when you confront them about it and they say you're being clingy or 'i need some space'.
The problem is that your next boyfriend could be the exact opposite - a super clingy guy who has nothing to do and wants to be with you 24/7. Can you handle it or are you going to do to him what your ex boyfriend just did to you?
The moral is that it is likely to take time to find the one who is willing to change his behaviour (as long as you are willing to do the same) to meet in the middle somewhere so that both of you are happy.
I still don't feel like I've found that girl and I'm coming up to 24 years old so you still have lots of time, miss!
Basically, just hang in there. I know EXACTLY how you feel (as a guy though) and the only way to get through it is to think positively.1