Opening up and holding back: the push and pull of love
Is it true that if women hold back initially in a relationship, when they eventually open up the guy pulls back?
A male friend told me that he's starting to cool off towards his partner of 10 months, and it followed this exact pattern. She held back for most of the relationship, and as soon as she started to open up, he felt his desire for her waning.
Is it just the case that if a man experiences this, then he was more infatuated with the uncertainty of the relationship than with the woman herself? Or does the woman's attempts for self protection actually create an unnatural distance that establishes the relationship as a conquest, rather than an experience of two people falling in love?
What do you folks think?
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