Hey guys, wanted to vent and thought of no better way than asking anonymous people on the internet for advice.
Essentially, the question is - are my feelings valid, or whether my actions are being detrimental to the relationship (which I have a sneaking suspicion they may)
About me - 31 years old, fairly successful at work, have been in 4 previous "serious" relationships lasting between 6 months to 1.5 years
About her - 26 years old, also fairly successful at work, have been in a single 5 year relationship previously
About us - We met at work and we work in the same department and directly work with each other, though under different chains of command. We are both professionals, and her job is somewhat of a support role to mine. Most of the people in her role now know about us but almost nobody in my role knows about us...
We started seeing each other on "outings" about 8 months ago. 3 months into that, I told her I liked her, and we started "dating" exclusively for about 3 months, and then entered "into a relationship" after that (when she said her "real feelings" developed, which is actually quite a mature thing to do IMO...kinda sucked waiting for that long though). 1.5 months into our relationship, she has taken me home to meet her family.
Since the beginning, we see each other about 2-3 times every 3 weeks, given our differing work schedules.
Over the last month...I have seen her twice, and am feeling a bit disconnected (we do message everyday though)
3 weeks ago, we were supposed to go on a roadtrip, but she was sick and it was cancelled. 2 weeks ago, we met up and had dinner with her family. Last week we met up 2-3 hours before I had to work. This week we were going to go on a 2 day roadtrip (which got cancelled to 1 day, as she had a prior commitment (dinner) with a friend which she forgot about (which I'm okay with) but then now she is sick and the 1 day is cancelled.
She is quite cold over messenger (just the way she communicates), and I don't feel like my emotional needs are being met, so I have asked her to prioritize more dates. Is this a valid thing to do, or am I being needy/overbearing?