Perhaps, they are recently divorced or widowed, and legitimately not ready to get involved in an intimate relationship.
Then, there are those who are too afraid of taking the risk of falling in love because they have been hurt too much in their previous relationships.
It's especially important that trust be established at the start of a new relationship.
When I used to get triggered by the women I dated, I didn’t know how to be with myself or my feelings so I would simply disconnect or check out.
It’s what most normal people do who don’t know how to deal with their internal upset.
Let's be honest: We all come with baggage (some more than others), and trust may be an issue for some, if not many.
Even though people move on and hope their previous experiences won't affect future relationships, they somehow always do.
The rescuer focuses on and worries about her partner more than he does about himself.
Repeatedly, she finds herself with partners who, at first, seem sweet and have tremendous potential, but before long reveal themselves to be emotionally volatile or unstable, aggressive and controlling, unhappy, or unable to cope with some aspect of their lives.
Ironically, most emotionally unavailable people are easy to spot, quite transparent, showing you their true colors, right from the beginning.
Trust is one of the foundations for all healthy relationships.
I didn’t want to say “I love you” because that was reserved for when I met The One. guy isn’t wrong, and it’s not necessarily his fault.
If he’s a normal male, he was conditioned into this through his upbringing and doesn’t even know it’s going on with him.
Many of the men rescuers try to save struggle with depression, severe anxiety, or addictions of some sort.