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If I am involved with a guy and we have a history, and all of a sudden he stops talking and replying to me, what does that mean?
There is no way to know why he stopped talking to you if he doesn’t explain why. If someone isn’t capable of explaining his or her feelings to you, it can be hard and frustrating, but it’s not your fault!
The sudden silence may be a result of something else in your partner’s life, or it may be the only way your partner can tell you that he’s no longer interested in your relationship. Unfortunately, you don’t know unless you’re told!
You have the right to choose how important communication is to you. Talk with your partner and let him or her know that you need to talk on a regular basis. Decide how to communicate if someone is unhappy or wants something to change.
However, despite your best efforts, your partner may not meet your needs. You cannot make anyone communicate with you, but you can choose to be with people who aren’t afraid to tell you what they’re feeling and what they need.
Is it normal to not want to be in a relationship?
Yes! It is also normal to want a relationship.
How you feel about relationships will change over your lifetime. It should always be your choice whether to be in an emotional or physical relationship with someone.
While all relationships have ups and downs, the relationship should be a positive part of your life. It is important for you to say no if you are not interested. You should also respect other people’s choices.
If you have questions about relationships, talk with a trusted adult or visit your Sexual Health Centre.