Sometimes it’s hard to understand why men pull away. But if you do, you can avoid the mistakes women tend to make when it happens.

When men pull away it often gives rise to all sorts of panicky reactions and feelings.

Is he losing interest in me?

Is he going to leave me?

Is he going to break up with me?

How can I stop him?

What can I do to get him back?

Women with these feelings often do exactly the wrong thing. They ask for reassurance. They try to spend more time with him. They pester him to tell them what’s wrong.

Why men pull away isn’t always easy to answer, least of all by men themselves. But if a man withdraws, it’s best to withdraw yourself rather than chase after him. If you make a space between you, eventually he will notice it; and then he will move forward to fill it.

And that’s the best thing that can happen. Don’t give a man more than he’s giving you. It stops him feeling that he needs to make an effort to keep you.