And you are okay if the feeling is not mutual but this is something you are now feeling. Personally, I stayed away from long-distant relationships as I knew they were more trouble than they were worth.
If you have been in this relationship long enough to feel this way, chances are the other person feels the same but may not have the guts that you have. There is only a very small percentage that survives.
He is using this as a basis for keeping me at arm’s length emotionally, and while I understand what he is attempting to do, it is becoming increasingly frustrating for me.
Our typical m.o., week after week, is that we have a wonderful, close, electric weekend together, and then nothing for most of the week.
Some people are worried about scaring off the other person.
If this person phones you a lot, writes or keeps in contact by email they are a keeper.
What I am getting – through his actions and emotions – is that he does indeed love me, but I am not pushing him to formally acknowledge it yet.
The problem for me is this: in the past, he has fallen head over heels in love and gotten deep into relationships very quickly.
If they started to phone, etc., and it's dwindling this is usually a sign that "distance doesn't always make the heart grow fonder." Good luck Marcy Long distance or not, you won't ever have a way of getting "proof" that someone really loves you.
Just like in any other relationship, you have to trust and love them enough yourself to believe that they're being honest with you when sharing such strong feelings.