You meet a really great man and you feel an instant bond between the two of you. As each day passes, you can just feel the attraction between you and you know that this relationship is definitely different. While you feel more and more drawn to him, you being to notice a problem that eats into you – he continues to treat you as a friend.
There are times you see that spark in his eyes and there are times at which his actions tell you that you are special. However, most of the time, you are treated as just a friend. Or it could be that he goes to the point of telling you that he loves you, but when it comes to actions, you are not treated as a lover, but just as friend.
You spend a lot of time wondering why he might be treating you this way, and you try to justify his actions and your reactions. Well, there are some reasons why a man might treat you as a friend and not as a lover.
He Is Afraid To Express His Feelings
One reason why a man might treat you as a friend even if he loves you is because he is afraid to express his feelings. Fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of being unable to make you happy could lead to a man treating you just as a friend and not as a lover, even if he really loves you. If this is the case, then he needs time to deal with his fears and take your relationship to the next level.
He Is Not Sure Of What He Feels
At times it could take a man ages to really be sure of what he feels for you. Granted, he might feel strongly attracted to you. However, he may need some time to analyse his feelings and be sure that he does love you. If this is the case, then you might find yourself being treated as just a friend, despite there being “signs” that he loves you. If a man is not too sure of what he feels, he might want to take things slow until he can be sure that he can commit to a relationship with you.
He Is Taking You For Granted
There are times when a man might love you but might be taking you for granted. Treating you with love is a basic need of yours, and if he fails to fulfil that need because of just being disinterested in what matters to you, then he might be taking you for granted. There are times when your man might get so comfortable with the attention that you lavish on him that he fails to care much about you. Being taken for granted is not an easy thing to deal with and can hurt a lot.
He Is Bored
Over time, a relationship can get into a rut where you might be so comfortable in the relationship that you stop putting forth the same effort as you did at first to keep your man interested. If a man becomes bored in a relationship, he might begin to treat you as just a friend. Men like to stay interested in a relationship and when it reaches a point where there is nothing new and things just become the same way day after day, he might tend to lose interest and treat you as a friend, even if deep in his heart he knows that he loves you dearly.
You Are Just A Friend To Him
The final reason could be that, in reality, all that you are to him is a friend. He might be quite fond of you, but the end of the matter might be that he doesn’t view you as anything more than a friend. If this is the case, then nothing you do can change things. While there is nothing wrong in hoping that he might change, if you are nothing more than a friend to him, you can’t really change the way he feels.
While there are a number of reasons why a man might treat you like a friend and not a lover, the reason for each man might be different. Give him some time and observe him to see whether this is just a passing phase or whether he really views you as nothing more than a friend. If all you are is a friend to him, then you need to make a choice as to whether you can view him, too, as just a friend, or whether you would need to back out of the relationship completely.