I have been dating my girlfriend for four months now. We instantly hit it off the moment we met and things were so great. We both have fallen in love with each other and have become really good friends.
For the last two months, I feel we have drifted apart. At times, she won't return my calls. She has broken several of our dates without even letting me know. She rarely makes plans to see me, even with our mutual friends. She rarely expresses how she feels for me and she doesn't make me feel important to her. She has been dealing with a lot of issues in her life concerning her ex-husband and daughter.
I understand that her priorities may not concern me, but I have tried backing off and giving her space. But she always tells me that she loves me and wants me in her life. She has actually cried and begged me not to leave. I've been very supportive of her, but it has taken a toll on me and I don't know how much more I can take.
I just can't be there whenever it is convenient for her. I feel I am her rebound and safety net even though she denies that I am. I just cannot continue this for much longer because I am unhappy. I have tried talking to her about this, but nothing has changed. I just need more from her.
I have always believed that you can't put a time limit on love, but I have decided to give this two more weeks since we have plans coming up. I'm going to take one last try to show her how I feel and hopefully she will respond. If not, I feel I have to end the relationship no matter how much she cries and begs me not to leave and no matter how much I don't want to let her go.
Am I being selfish by wanting her to put more effort into me? Am I being too clingy? Has anyone ever felt the way that I do - give so much and not receive anything? Any advice is appreciated.