But when I first met him, he was scared of commitment.

His last few relationships had been bad and he was afraid to open up again in a new one.

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Do your own thing, whether it's hanging with your friends, binge-watching a TV show or just reading.

Showing him you can be away from him a little is a good thing.

For example, my boyfriend waited a few months to meet my family.

I didn't push him to do it and he didn't want to because he was nervous... Source: Shutter Stock Believe me, I know how tempting it can be to start pressuring him to do stuff.

If he seems like he likes you, but he also seems cautious, that's a sign that he's scared. Is it because his last girlfriend cheated on him and broke his trust?

But if he's talking to other girls, barely giving you any of his time and seems like he's not that interested... Source: Shutter Stock Think he really is scared of commitment? Once you can pinpoint what exactly is bothering him, you can work on trying to fix it together.

He might not act like the picture perfect boyfriend you've been imagining.

Of course, this doesn't mean you need to let him get away with everything.

Source: Shutter Stock Show your BF that you enjoy alone time by doing what you want to do sometimes!