Our expert says:
I am sceptical about the basic concept of expecting to solve relationship problems by withdrawing from the relationship - that's like assuming you will improve your tennis game by not playing tennis for a couple of years.
Your main complaint seems to be that your bf is not showing his affection to you IN THE WAY YOU WANT - apparently he does show it in other ways, which appear to be sincerely meant by him.
Why on earth not seek help from a couples counsellor, to help you each to understand the other's wishes and intentions, improve the translation of feelings and gestures, and aim to reach a more informed and realistic assessment of the chances of this becoming happy long-term relationship or not.
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