Its time to stop and think about what you really need in a relationship and wait for it to come to YOU. In the meantime...protecting your health and heart and happiness is a priority.
I don't know where they came from but there were guys who would just sleep with women/girls....and not committ like the ritual in high school. I know where I went to high school, a couple were considered married, soon to be married and everybody supported that. I think that's the general expectation and when it doesn't happen and you don't get what you expected in high school you get that burnt; heart broken DISEASE and you have to change your approach on relationships especiallysexually ones since the streets, or your job is filled with people from different backgrounds that may not go with the ritual in highschool we all depend on
Love and respect is a necessity; in bed and at work....everywhere. If someone is refusing that from you. Please leave...I hate to see it run people down