OK...I need some serious advice..
Here's a brief history:
I'm currently 22. My boyfriend is 29...30 in September. We will have been together 3 years in September. It took him a year and a half to tell me that he loved me (and it took me almost breaking up with him then for him to finally say it). All around us, friends of ours are getting married, having kids, etc., and it's driving me nuts. This is both the longest relationship either of us have been in. He currently lives in a "bachelor pad" with two other guys.
I finally brought up the issue of us moving in together. His response? "I'm not ready for that. I need my space." I haven't delved deeper into it to determine more fully what he means, or what he actually thinks about our relationship (where is it going, etc.), because I'm scared to find out the answer, although I think I probably already know.
We spoke a few months ago, and I had asked him if he thought he was "missing out" on dating other girls, etc., and he said no...but he did say that he felt like he was making our relationship one-sided at times (yes, it's true, he is and does)...and that he just wanted to "see how things go between us" (I think we're a little past that part..).
So...I'm stuck. I love him, I enjoy being in our relationship, but it's reallly starting to feel like it's never going to go anywhere except where it is...and a part of me feels stupid, and hormonal for wanting all of these things when I'm probably not ready for them all yet (marriage, kids, the whole caboodle).
Any advice, ideas, suggestions, comments, thoughts? Thanks!!