… for fear of sounding needy or like an asshole. I think it’s great that you are writing about it.
One of the interesting keys here is how the “guilty” person doesn’t realize what’s happening or the pain they are going to be causing at first. It seems harmless at the time to spend time with someone you enjoy being around. Even if you suspect you don’t love them, you feel good being around them without being able to put your finger on what’s missing or whether these things are truly dealbreakers or not. Perhaps, you think, things will develop and grow with time. Bravo for a well-written piece about a rarely discussed facet of dating. 👏