I grew up in a family of women and have spent years dedicating myself to helping women attract and build great relationships with worthy partners. It might make you cringe to read these, but ask yourself if you’ve done any of them:
1. Not saying anything about what it means for you to share yourself because you keep telling yourself that the other person feels the same way you do. Assuming they want a relationship because they want to sleep with you
2. Not saying anything about your feelings or about wanting a relationship because you thought it might "weird them out" or make it awkward.
3. Not knowing exactly how you feel or what sleeping with that person will mean to you until after you do it and a whole rush of feelings hits you like a tidal wave.
If you've felt hurt because you became physical with someone who ended up not wanting to date or start a relationship, odds are that one or more of the above circumstances was involved.
Many of us get "caught up" in that moment and end up sleeping with someone we aren’t in a relationship with—thinking that we’re OK with it—or even that it will be a good thing.
Then our true feelings sneak up on us. We start to feel awful when we realize the person we shared ourselves with isn’t on the same page as we are emotionally.