Ever wanted advice on your relationship from that cool guy friend who has all the answers? Well, Mr. X is that friend for you. Every other week, he’s going to answer the questions you send him and if there’s one thing you can count on him for, it’s being honest. So go ahead, ask Mr. X
“We’ve been together for a year, but have been friends for 5 years. We both are extremely serious about this relationship and we want to take it to marriage, but these days I feel like he isn’t interested in talking to me. On the other hand, I’m thinking about him all the time and he gets bothered by that too. What should I do to give him the attention he wants? I feel like he’s taking me for granted and losing his interest in me and I clearly don’t want that. He says he loves me, but since last month I feel like they are just hollow words. I can’t help but think negatively all the time. Is he getting bored of me? What can I do to prevent that? Whenever we are on call, he’s using social media while talking to me and I know he’s not listening to me keenly or taking interest in what I am saying. He wasn’t always like this, he is such a fine man but I don’t know why he’s behaving like this with me now.”
Ongoing communication is key to maintaining a healthy relationship. As relationships age, it is common for the participants’ behavior to change. How many times have you heard that oh he used to say all these things about me when we began dating and now I rarely hear those niceties or oh she used to appreciate me more at the beginning and now I feel like I’m being taken for granted?
To send in your questions for Mr.X, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Question for Mr.X’. Don’t worry – you will remain anonymous!