He’s texting you again. He won’t be able to make it tonight. It’s not you – it’s just – he needs space. That dreaded word. Space. What do you do when your guy asks for space? Should you give it to him or should you insist that you spend more time together?
The answer to this question isn’t as easy as it might seem. There’s a fine line between too much space and too much time together. The important thing to remember is that he isn’t asking to break up. He’s just asking for some time away. Every guy and girl will be different in their respective needs. Maybe he needs more space and more time away from one another than you do. If that’s the case, simply honor it.
Try to determine whether or not he wants to be with you. Talk to him about your concerns. If he says it’s just because he needs his own time in addition to his time with you, then you need to respect that. If you don’t, then he will find someone else who does. In addition, it’s often considered more healthy for couples to have activities and interests that are separate and individual. It’s great to be compatible and to enjoy spending time together, but it’s just as important to maintain some things that are just “yours.”
When your guy asks for space, don’t panic. Find out if he’s looking for other girls or if he just needs time to himself. If it’s the latter, don’t worry. That’s a good sign and some space will only strengthen your relationship and better both of you.