I've been dating this guy for two months. A few weeks ago, we were at a bar having drinks and watching a baseball game. I told a story that was important to me, and his eyes were mostly on the tv screen, and would shift back to me occasionally. I asked him if he'd heard anything I'd just said and he was only about to recite the last sentence. I was really hurt by that. I told him that listening is a very important part of relationships for me, and it makes me feel like he finds me boring and doesn't care what I have to say. He apologized and assured me that that wasn't the case.
The same thing happened again today; I told a story and when I was done he was like "I did the thing again where I was only half listening, sorry." This really upset me, because we just talked about how it hurts my feelings. He's a big talker, so I do a lot of listening. When I do talk, then, I expect him to listen. Am I overreacting or is he not taking my needs into consideration?
- You're overreacting, people just get distracted sometimes.Vote A
- You should break up with him, he doesn't seem interested in what you have to say.Vote B
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girls, rule #1 if you want to speak about important things with your boyfriend, don't do it during a football game (or in this case a baseball game)1