The day before yesterday, we talked about hanging out the next day after he helped a friend out. I texted him earlier in the day and got this brief response (The kind that shows he's busy, maybe he's driving, etc.) It was short, and he didn't initiate anything. And then there was silence between us for the rest of the day. He didn't follow-up with me about not being to hang out that night. It's annoying because I feel like either he doesn't care (which he says he cares about me) or that he just didn't put much thought into my feelings.
How should I get him to think of me as a priority?
Most Helpful Guy
Communication is a solvable issue, but only if both parties want to work on it. I don't agree with the person who said to just "express your feelings". That will cause a man to drift away. If you however propose the idea to him and he agrees and actively works on it, then that is a time to start expressing yourself... but gradually. If he doesn't want to work on it and doesn't make attempts, then that is something to consider breaking off a relationship for, because communication is FAR too important to overlook.
Most Helpful Girl
A boyfriend should think of you as a priority at the start and throughout the relationship.
If you feel like that has since stopped, ask him what's up? That you feel like he's distancing himself and would like to know if it has anything to do with something you've done, or if he's just really busy with things in his own life.