When Your Partner Asks For Space

Has anyone ever asked you for space in your relationship? 

Artwork by Tess Emily Rodriguez

Artwork by Tess Emily Rodriguez

In this Ask Erin, a reader wrote in to ask how much space she should give her boyfriend. I often get variations of this question — one partner is backing away within the relationship, needing space. This usually leaves the other partner feeling insecure, understandably so. 

The thing is, there is generally a communication problem at the heart of this. Both people need to do a bit more listening and a lot more of being clear about what they each want and need. 

You can read the whole question and answer HERE on Ravishly.