Based on what you told me, it sounds to me like he is very happy with the “relationship” you currently have and that he simply isn’t ready (or willing) to slap a label on it just yet.
Remember, he just had a bad experience with his last relationship.
It makes you feel unwanted and undesirable when your man doesn’t give you the same love you give him.
It feels like he isn’t meeting you halfway (or even a quarter of the way) and like he just doesn’t see how great your future could be together.
You torture yourself thinking over and over again, “Does he see a future with me? ” “Will he stick around, or is he just biding his time until something better comes along? ” It’s confusing and it hurts, and every time he avoids the conversation or gives you a reason why he can’t commit it gives you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.
But you have hope that sometime in the future, he will finally come around and commit himself to you in the way you want.
He even said that just because he isn’t ready to start a serious relationship now, he might be able to later.
He told me that he has trust issues and isn’t ready for a serious relationship.
He said that he hasn’t been dating anyone other than me, but he won’t actually call me his “girlfriend” or make our relationship “official”.