Skip Nav
Michael Fassbender
32 Ways Michael Fassbender Puts the Sex in Sexy
37 Tiny Tattoos For Big-Time Besties
Everything You Need to Know About Micro-Cheating — and If Your SO Is Doing It

How Do You Know When You're Settling?

Group Therapy: How Do You Know When You Are Settling?

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our TrèsSugar Community. Add your advice in the comments!

I feel as if I am settling with my boyfriend. He is in the army reserves and works with a marketing company that requires him to showcase products around the United States. I would say about 85 percent of his job requires him to travel. The army reserves keep him busy once a weekend and sometimes they require him to stay on base for longer periods of time.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like he ignores me. He communicates with me on a daily basis whether it's text messages, phone calls, e-mails or web cam. I also see him at least once or twice a week and sometimes more when he is local with his job. I sometimes go to visit him down at base for the weekend but it's very limited since they have certain regulations about visitors.


We have been together for three years and this is how it's always been. Last year he was working on a marketing project that successfully went overseas and he asked if it I wanted to stay together. He offered to skype and e-mail and even call when he got a chance but for me I couldn't do it. So we broke up.

I then started going out with another man who had more time to invest in me and I started to fall in love. He wanted to get married and have kids and in no way was I ready for that; not like I am now.

We broke up and five months later my ex returned and said that he opted out of doing any international work because he missed me so badly and wanted to be back together. We are now together and things are the same as they have always been. I know some women would say that I'm asking for too much but now that I have experienced what it is to have had someone physically there for dates and quality time. I must say I favor that instead of the one to two nights a week of just watching tv or playing scrabble.

Am I asking for too much people? Am I settling or am I not settling? I'm beginning to lose interest in my boyfriend and am starting to wonder what else is out there.

Have a dilemma of your own? Post it anonymously to Group Therapy for advice, and check out what else is happening in the TrèsSugar Community.

Image Source: Thinkstock
How to Get Out of a Toxic Relationship
Common Relationship Mistakes
How to Make Your Partner Happy
Cheating May Change Your Brain
How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Others?
How Weed Can Help Your Sex Life
Funny Relationship Goals
Should I Get a Prenup?
Sex Positions For Winter
Most Common Sex Injuries
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds