Outgrown my relationship
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|Sat, 09-28-2013 - 9:29pm|
Hey everyone! I came to ivillage to hopefully get some support and advice. I've been in a relationship for 6 years and I've come to the realization that I have outgrown it. My boyfriend and have always had an amazing friendship and great foundation. We make each other laugh and I'm extremely comfortable with me. Now that I'm 27 I realize what I truly want in a spouse and unfortunately my boyfriend is not that man. As much as I love him I am not in love with him any more.
We grew up very differently and that seems to consistently cause problems and disagreements. He's known for the past years what I want and how I want to be treated, unfortunately he has not been able to do those things.
I'm on here because I am petrified to be alone and if I stay with him I'd be very close to getting married. I want to get married very much (and my family wants that as well). Im scared to end the relationship because I don't want to look like a failure and I dont want to deal with everyone asking a million questions. He's all that I know of my adult life. I also don't know if I have the strength to leave the comfort of the relationship. I know that I would be OK with spending the rest of my life with him, but I would be settling. What can I do? Please help!!