Myself and boyfriend have been together 5 years. We are both 22 years old. We have both finally qualified in our careers recently, I'm a teacher and he's an electrician. We have been saving very hard for a home and we are so nearly there. However , over the past year things haven't been as loving between us.
he doesn't hold my hand/ show me any affection in public- or more recently in private. On speaking to my friends, they get physical with their partners 2-3 times a week, where as me and my partner do things once a week- sometimes not even that.
When I want to take pictures with him, he moans. He spends his weekends and week nights working, meaning that I am always waiting around to see him. We went to the cinema last night and I got dressed up and did something different with my hair. He didn't say I looked nice, but made a comment about how I keep wearing the same shoes (maybe because I have less money than him!!!)
since his business has done really well I feel that he thinks he's a cut above me. We argue, I get angry and I call him names. I loved who he was, but I'm finding it hard to love who he is at the moment. He buys me material things which are lovely, but all I want is to feel loved. I don't want to leave him because I think it may be the worst mistake I ever make as he is my best friend, but I want a relationship, I want to feel loved. At the moment I feel like his friend rather than girlfriend.