Is it me, or is it him???
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|Fri, 06-17-2011 - 1:40pm|
Here's a little background: I've been dating my boyfriend for about 10 months now. We met through work, and have somewhat of an unconventional relationship because I am in my early 20's and he is in his early 50's. I know this is kind of odd, but everyone who knows both of us thinks we are really well matched and it didn't come as any surprise that we ended up together. I've met his parents and he's met mine, and he is very nice to me. I practically live at his house (I maybe go to my apartment once every two weeks or so), he always cooks for me, he buys me little gifts frequently, and is very considerate when it comes to calling nightly if he's out of town. I love him very much and know he loves me too.
The problem: He never compliments me. Now, I know this doesn't sound like a very big problem, but for me it kind of is because of this "manly" behavior he loves to exude. I'm not ugly -- I certainly don't have the perfect body and am no beauty queen, but I get frequent attention from strangers and get asked out often, so I can't be half bad. Plus, I try to look attractive for him: I take time to carefully put