Freinds and dating
Guys don’t like to be around people when they don’t think they’re at the top of their game. So just remember that his withdrawing is a result of him not wanting to appear weak or out of control and just allow him space for that.
Next, make sure that you give him space Well, remember what I was saying before about guys not wanting to appear out of control or needing of help/support?
It’s important that you don’t take his being withdrawn personally. When a woman is upset about something, most women talk to their friends and lean on their support group. Guys, on the other hand, typically view themselves as weak and incapable if they voice their feelings or lean on other people for help or support.
A guy might do it, but he’ll typically feel like a loser or weakling for asking for support or even talking about his feelings.
The way women handle difficult emotions is much more psychologically healthy and healing, but it is what it is.
MORE: What to Do When a Guy Withdraws With that said, when a guy is under a lot of emotional or psychological stress, he will want to withdraw socially until he’s figured out his situation.
If you are a well of appreciation, love, and admiration, he’ll feel good around you and it will have a healing effect on him.
He’ll feel relief and he’ll appreciate that you’re not trying to play therapist with him.
When he feels relief from you, it will be easier for him to work out his own issues.
Finally, on that same note: Don’t bring up his stresses or struggles – he’ll bring them up himself if he wants to talk about them.
If you start offering help or support to him, a lot of guys will actually resent it.
They won’t resent the gesture in it of itself, but they’ll resent the fact that they feel like they’re an object of pity … MORE: What to Do When He Says He Needs Space Instead, the best thing that you can do is admire and appreciate all of the good parts of him.
Should I stop texting him all together, or will that be showing that I don’t care and that I’m not supportive?
I want him to know I’m here for him and that I’m not going anywhere, even though it’s tough. Here are a few things to consider: First, remember that his situation is tough for him (independent of whether or not he’s in a relationship).