Relationships are a process of getting to know another individual, to determine if they are someone you want. Both parties go through this process. Both have to make this determination. When problems surface, most times it’s because one person wants the relationship and one does not. Most relationships, when dating, don’t last. Most people date many people before they find the one they want. That’s the nature of dating.
It may be that her “time alone” is a sign that she believes that you are not the right one. You have done everything you can. You’ve waited for her to contact you, which is what you should’ve done. You have respectfully given her the space that she has asked for.
In terms of how to proceed, you can either wait for her to contact you or you could speak to her about whether she is still interested in being in the relationship. If she decides that you are not a good match, then there’s little else you can do. That would be the end of the relationship. You can’t force someone to stay in a relationship. Unfortunately, when relationships end, there is usually one person who is hurt. It’s rare that both parties simultaneously want to separate.
I hope this situation will be resolved in a satisfactory way. If not, remember that there are many women looking for a partner who is ready for commitment. I wish you well. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle
Mental Health & Criminal Justice Blog