I learned a very valuable lesson, today.
I've been in a relationship with a man that shows no affection. I found out that I cannot be in a relationship without having the closeness of affection, love and attention. I did not know this about myself, until I met this guy (about 3 months ago), who has no desire/need or want to show affection.
I've had affection in other relationships, but didn't realize how important it is to have someone to be affectionate with, both ways, from both partners.
Seems to me that he (this guy that I was dating) was just using me to help me, financially and to get things (from me) that he wanted.
The difference between he, and myself, was that HE never wanted to be in a relationship, with me. He just wanted to be friends and I wanted more.
Hard way to learn that lesson, eh?
Skeeterette in Oregon