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Dealing With a Shy Boyfriend

Group Therapy: He Acts Weird Around Other People

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We both love spending nights indoors, cooking dinner, drinking wine and watching a movie or listening to music and dancing, but when we decide to go out or we are invited to some party, we go out, say hi, congratulations . . . we're here, nice party, bye bye!

So, I recently noticed something strange, I think he doesn't feel as comfortable around people as alone with me in our place. I knew from day one he's shy around people, and finds it difficult to hug or kiss when others might see us. I dealt with this and no problem. But last time we attended a friend's party (friend of mine), my BF was making sure he put his arms around me, asking me to feed him his chocolate cake, kissed me and hugged me all the time, touching my waist and face and made sure everyone noticed this! That's not him, and if you think he might be getting with the atmosphere, NO. Once we were out, he sighed and couldn't wait till we were home to turn some music on and make dinner for us.

Next party, he saw me talking to someone and the man was so polite, but my BF gave them that "go away" face. I don't know what's wrong with him. I talked to him and said "I myself love staying home together, or going out to some private place, not necessarily a party, but if I wanted to go to some party and he didn't that's not a problem for me." We're not gonna fight over such a thing "just say no . . . no problem." But I know he cares about what I like so he wouldn't refuse. Now, he's not getting along with male friends, he's shy around women, how can I avoid embarrassment?!

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