He's never told me I'm pretty, that he likes me, that he enjoys spending time with me or anything.
He did tell me once that he was glad I came with him to a couples thing. I don't expect him to shower me with praise but one word goes a long way. His actions sometimes make me feel wanted but other times (most times) make me feel ignored and small. He keeps a part of his life from me. When he does give me affection in not so sure it is real.
Does this sound familiar to anyone, have you been through this?
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I find absolutely no pleasure in what I am about to say:
This sounds like the kind of guy that likes having a girlfriend so that he can say he has a girlfriend. From what I have read thus far, I would not trust this guy any longer with your heart. This sounds to me like a situation that can get very, very bad with time.
I would consider what you have stated here to be emotional neglect, which is in and of itself abuse. While it is possible that this is the only type of abuse that this guy will commit, statistics point to worse to come.
Please get out of this situation, take some time to build yourself up, and then find someone that is strong in them-self and will help you become more strong than you already are. Healthy relationships are those where all involved build each other up. A good strong friendship is the best foundation of a good strong romantic relationship.
When you decide to start a new relationship, look first to your closest and most supportive friends.3