If they say they want to see you, but do not take steps to make that happen in a reasonable amount of time, they are telling you they don’t want or have time to see you. think about a time that you’ve ever given someone three chances, did it pay off? Those who want the chance to see you, will make the time and effort.
Listen to what they are showing you and simply release and move on if they are not putting you in the game.
Like keeping your options open, when a person cushions themselves with other people, they make themselves feel less fragile to being alone.
According to psychiatrist Dale Archer, typically it will occur in whirlwind romances where one partner will try to influence a person with affection, attention, presents, and promises about the future.
And now cushioning is the latest dating load of shit.
Something close to breadcrumbing, it stems from a someone being too insecure to face their own lack of self-esteem.
They sit waiting on the bench, just in case another player gets injured, quits the game, or the coach loses interest.
The coach continues to encourage the benched player, making sure they are ready to get in the game if the coach so decides.