This is the first tell-tale sign of tension between you and your partner. Even people who have physical touch as their lowest love language welcome it from their significant other.
But if you’re becoming too clingy, your boyfriend may feel suffocated by your constant physical touch. And this may cause him to tense up or pull away. Of course, there can be a lot more possibilities behind him keeping his distance.
If your boyfriend starts hiding his hobbies and interests from you, it could be a sign that he thinks you’ve become clingy. It means he’s starting to feel like he needs to keep some parts of his life separate from you.
Remember: Everyone needs their own space and interests outside of the relationship. If you constantly ask him to be a part of all his activities, your boyfriend may feel like he’s losing his sense of individuality and autonomy.
Recently, you might notice that your partner is spending a lot of time with his friends. He may also make up excuses like going to the gym or visiting his mom, when in fact, he’s with the boys!
You are sure he’s not cheating on you. So him making these excuses may be an indicator that he’s finding you clingy. Maybe he’s starting to worry about his autonomy in the relationship.
Do you notice your boyfriend deliberately missing work events or concerts of his favorite band? Maybe he even skipped a family dinner? And then he’ll lock himself for the rest of the day in your bedroom.
Even then, you still feel like he’s not around. Why is that? Well, maybe it’s because he’s conditioned now to turn down invites… even when deep down he really wants to go.
Have you heard this from your boyfriend at one point?: Your boyfriend starts asking if you have any friends or encourages you to go out and make new ones.
But this statement could be a sign that he feels like he’s your only source of companionship. By the end of the day, I hope you know that it’s important to have a life outside of your relationship.