If things could be the way I wanted them in a relationship I'd want to be with someone I could talk to. I'd want to be with someone who cares how I feel and what I think and who asks me to share my thoughts and feelings with him. I'd want to be with someone who wants to spend time with me, someone who makes me a priority in his life.
I struggle with whether I'm selling myself short because I'm not getting these things or if I'm being patient with my current relationship and letting things unfold. Am I learning to be satisifed with the way things are or am I depriving myself of opportunities to have what I want? How long do I let things unfold? How long do I stick around to see if the relationship will develop into something more serious? Maybe I'm fooling myself -- but how do I know?