Hey everyone, I've been lurking for a while, but have recently come across an issue in my relationship that I thought you all could help me with. So I've been dating this guy since October. I'm a freshman in college (18), he's a senior at the same college (23). This is the first relationship for both of us. And we get along great: I couldn't imagine anyone better than him. To me, we have that perfect combination of serious and joking around. We tease each other all the time, tickle fights and all that, but he's also there for me whenever I need a shoulder, and I'd like to think he knows the same about me. We've been planning since the beginning of this term to go next weekend (the first weekend of our spring break) to stay with my older sister at her apartment because he wanted to meet her and vice versa. So here's the issue, and I'm probably jumping to some really bad conclusions. I think he's losing interest in me, but is afraid to say anything. Back story: since he's a senior, he's been working on his senior project, which is due at the end of this coming week, so he's been really busy basically all of this term. My concern comes from the fact that over the past few weeks, he's been starting to treat me differently. He used to tell me last term and beginning of this term (even up till a few weeks ago) that he couldnt say "i love you" to me enough. But when I saw him friday night and last night, those were the first nights i could remember ever seeing him when he didn't say it to me. he says it back when I say it (although i could swear it sounds begrudging to him), but not on his own, which never used to be an issue. It's possible that he's like my dad used to be where he just forgets to say it cuz he's so busy, but I dunno. He still looks at me like he always does, treats me like always, kisses me the same way. This is basically the only change. He had also mentioned possibly staying here (at school) over break, and basically forgot about our trip to see my sister. then when i reminded him, he said he still wanted to go, but i dunno if he actually wants to go or if he just will go because he agreed to it. I know I need to talk to him. But if I do, and my conclusion is right that he is losing interest, either this trip is going to be really awkward or I'll need to find a new ride home. I could also just wait until the end of the term (Friday) and see if things get back to the way they were, see if it was just stress. I dont want to go to him and seem needy or selfish, which is how i feel right now. I just don't want to lose him. Sorry this is so long- i tried to cut out unimportant details.