There's so many "types" of relationships that you have to go through to really be able to understand the one you're in. To be in love with someone, in reality, is an everyday evolution of your feelings, emotional surprises, disappointments and so on...Do you ever ask yourself, why are you in love with that person?
Well, today I can give you 1000 reasons set and stone of why it wasn't the guy himself that I loved but more my projections of what I wish he could be or what I wish our relationship could be.
Here's the thing, a lot of women think that they are in love but they are actually "tortured" by not having what they want in that particular relationship so they create projections of hopes, beliefs and wishes of how it should be. The trigger to that are often loneliness, daddy issues...(sorry i'm not sorry), not being able to stay single and desperately needing male presence and affection. The problem is that you will drive the other person away because your projections tends to advance your feelings at full speed, meanwhile your guy is still getting used to the idea of you and you're like..where's my ring? It doesn't work like that and he will run...not to the man cave honey...but to the man's unicorn land and believe me you're never getting the address to that one.
As a human being, it is quite irrational to fall in love with someone who's not giving you anything to built a loving relationship with, before even getting to that stage, a loving relationship takes time, comfort, intimacy,disagreements, agreements, laughter and communication, genuine communication. When you don't have these things to hold on to built your "love me" case to the jury, you basically don't make any sense and your human behavior underlies emotional issues.
I remember once, dating this man that ultimately now that I look back, knew nothing about. He wasn't very nice, pushed me away and what I really thought I enjoyed about him were my own fantasies of him...I was so sure that perhaps I'd wake up one morning with some superwoman magic powder to blow in his face and make him fall for me...obviously, it didn't work out between us :-P
Even though these feelings, which I thought were true feelings, they made my mind go crazy, they brought pain and I didn't understand what was happening. I was facing my own demons and hoping that his soul would help me, that he'd bring everything that I've always desired...meanwhile the fucker lived his life peacefully and good for him because he knew we weren't meant to be, my mistake was that I took it personal and fought for something that In time, revealed itself has meaningless.