To start, I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now. Which is awesome and a great accomplishment to have made it a whole year without ripping each others head off. I feel we have come very close and wonder if it scares him. He has seemed distant for awhile, I know he's not cheating or anything. Just wondered if maybe he's overwhelmed and hasn't had the time to feel like himself, for he just started a new career and it's really taking off. He has been so busy it has made me feel neglected or as if our relationship is coming to end, as much as that scares. I would just hate to waste such a good thing we have going and hope it is just our first rough patch. I feel confident he has not lost interest but wonder what is going on with him. He has also explained to me he has just been busy, which is understandable but could it be something else?
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Well I think the distance you are feeling has something to do with the new job. He probably putting so much effort and attention into the job that he is neglecting you a bit.
Or it could be that after the first year he's started to feel comfortable and doesn't realize that the effort he was putting in initially has lessened recently.
I would really try to communicate with him and find out where he's at. Try to think of specific examples where you have felt like less of a priority or less important to him. Don't confront him as much as just explain how you have been feeling. Let him know you understand that the new job requires a lot of his attention and you are very happy that he has found something to sink his teeth into but you are just starting to feel like you may be being put on the back burner.
Try to be patient and let him know that you are willing to be patient while he gets situated in the new job, but you like him a lot and feel really great about the two of you but that you are also a little worried0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE