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Why relationships are so fleeting these days?

Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same? I feel like as I get older, relationships are getting so shallow, thin and fleeting? Why is it so hard to someone commit to another? I've been working hard on myself to not let intrusive thoughts lead me into thinking: it's my fault! When I clearly do whatever I can to keep the ones I love close to me. But people seem to not appreaciate it anymore.
ravenhill · 46-50, M
i discovered the similar situation, with a woman in her 50s recently...we were communicating for years on facebook, i thought she liked me, i finally told her i liked her then she drops me and stops chatting, what i did wrong i don't know...now i realize it wasn't me but her.
placelessboy · 22-25, M
@ravenhill I'm sorry that happened to you. But that's my point: It seems to me that the moment you finally open up to someone and clearly express your feelings, they vanish.
Social media creates many shallow people and with all the apps people tend to look for the next best option. There's always going to be a shiny new option, so at some point you just have to be grateful. The grass ain't always greener
CestManan · 46-50, F
It is not your fault. Sometimes we tend to blame ourselves when things do not go right. We fail to realize it is not always within our control.

Some would blame the internet for people's lack of interest in friendships or relationships but is the web the cause or the result?

I feel like the best any one of us can do is look out for ourselves and our own interests and try not to take on any unnecessary responsibility. Which leads to -

When there are two or more adults living together, what ends up happening is one person carries most of the burden while the other one turns into a leech.
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
I wouldn't know but some say it's because people don't want to put any effort into it, they leave when the first problem comes.
CestManan · 46-50, F
@CrazyMusicLover That is true, they are just looking for ANY so-called "red flag" as an excuse to run.
Busybee333 · 31-35, F
It is not the relationships, it is the people you have the chance to meet.
I wish you to meet someone who values the relationship as much as you do.
Best of luck
Elessar · 26-30, M
They've always been, it's just that now there's less stigma in not wanting to pretend things work when they evidently don't
ATripToNowhere · 46-50, M
Women are no longer interested in forming any lasting relationships. All they're after is a fling.
Ceinwyn · 26-30, F
I guess we all have to keep reassessing ourselves

 
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