I have been "talking" to this guy for about 8 months now almost. It hasn't been a super smooth ride, because he's got some emotional baggage from a really bad breakup (his ex cheated on him 4 times and he loved her). Well, he does this thing from time to time where he will completely ignore me -- won't respond to texts or pickup calls. In the beginning it would really confuse me and make me frantic. He eventually told me that sometimes when he feels like he's getting super close to someone, he backs off and needs space and he does that. Well, he's done it a couple times. The 2nd time I didn't freak out as much, because I knew that was his thing. Well, he's doing it again now --- I didn't know he was upset until Weds. I texted him Mon and Tues and he never responded. Then Weds night I texted him and he never responded. So Thurs I felt like something was up when I called him and he sent me to voicemail after a couple rings. So I texted and asked if he was ignoring me and if there was anything he needed to talk about. Of course, no response. I sent a couple more texts that day and Friday and told him that if he couldn't talk to me about it then I'm not doing this anymore. I told him numerous times I'm not a mind reader, and if something is wrong he needs to communicate it with me or if he just needs space he needs to communicate that with me. He always says he understands, but yet he doesn't follow through. So, my last text I sent him was when I decided that I didn't want to have to deal with this -- I really care about him a LOT, but this is just too stressful to handle. On the real though, I do care about him a lot and those feelings are still there. I just don't know if this time he's ignoring me because maybe he heard something and he believes that and won't tell me about it or he's going through a "i need space" phase. I'm really confused. It is now Sunday, and he still has not contacted me. I didn't text him at all on Saturday or today. What do you guys think? If a guy is mad at you and won't talk to you about it (assuming he is upset with me), does that mean he is indifferent or that he still cares? I don't get this whole ignoring thing. It's so immature, and I really don't know what to do about it. I'm trying to resist contacting him for as long as I can, but on the other hand I am scared that he is done with me forreal. Thanks for any tips.