I guess I just need to vent a little bit here, and I feel just hopeless about the whole situation. There's a guy I've liked for a while, and for a while we were hanging out, having a good time and I thought he liked me too. The signs were there, the coy glances, the subtle breaks in the touch barrier, the flirting back and forth, the texting back and forth for hours. Then all of a sudden, it stopped. He started getting more hours at work, which is great for him and I totally understand, but he wouldn't text me anymore, I wouldn't hear from him for days at a time, and he stopped showing up to social events. The social events I understand, getting a lot of hours means less time for leisure activities, but I don't understand the complete halt in communication. Then he got a second job, again, that's great for him, he needs all the financial security he can get, he's going to start college soon, he needs the money, but what I don't understand is why he's cut himself off from society. I thought it was just me he was pulling away from, and I was very hurt, but come to find out, he's barely been speaking to anyone else in our group of friends. From what I gathered from them (they've known him much longer than I have) he was never very good at texting people back, and when he would always respond to me, it made me feel, dare I say special. I thought we had something going, I thought I had a chance. Lately I've been very insecure with myself, but I put on a mask of self confidence. Everyone I know is under the impression that I am still that strong, sassy woman that knows exactly what she wants and exactly how to get it, and honestly i would prefer it that way, I hate relying on friends to reassure me all the time. I'm hoping it's just a funk I've fallen into and will break out of soon. With that fact being said, I felt good, I was like a giddy little school girl, and when communication slowed and stopped, I came crashing down from that high and burned pretty badly. He even went so far as to say he would be tied up for upwards of a few months. I guess I'm sitting here wondering if that was his way of saying he wasn't interested, or if he's being honest and doesn't think he has time for our shennanigans anymore, or if he's trying to do that whole 'if you care about someone set them free' kind of thing, trying to see if I'll stick around despite the situation. I'm very confused, I'm in a pretty bad place emotionally already, I've been suffering from loneliness issues for some time, and now losing one of the people that was there for me is messing with me pretty hard. Sorry if this is all over the place and doesn't make much sense, i just needed a place to get it all out and maybe get an outside perspective on it all...I don't know, but I'm just lonely and confused and a little hurt.