What I Learned From Dating Emotionally Unavailable Men

People’s minds change on their own, not because of anything you did.

I spent the next year and a half trying to persuade an emotionally unavailable man to choose me. Nothing seemed strange about the relationship during the first few months. We would talk for hours and waste away summer nights together. We would hangout, watch movies, cuddle, and fuck. Towards the end of the summer, I began to notice a pattern, followed by a slow build up of knots in my stomach.

If I got all the time back I spent dating emotionally unavailable people, I could live a second lifetime.

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