I think this relationship didn't work out(well partly) is because neither of us had friends outside the relationship. We had a mutual friend with whom we spent time. He had friends with whom he talked on the phone and I had online friends, but never anyone separate. We never did our own things. When he felt like he needed space he just took it and I felt rejected because I had no one else. I've never really been good at making a lot of friends outside a relationship. I had the same issue in all of my relationships. Except in my marriage I did have one friend who was more my friend than my ex husband's. He was more friends with her husband. Too bad they moved away and our marriage continued to go downhill. Anyone else go through this as well?