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Ladies, we gotta stop making excuses and giving these "men" the benefit of the doubt.
He is not busy.
He is not "overwhelmed right now".
He is not "focusing on his family/sick relatives/career/etc" so much that he can't text you.
Listen, I work 70-80 hours a week, have a social life, freelance write on the side, go to the gym, read voraciously, AND still have time to go on dates and text people back. The only people I don't text back promptly are the ones who aren't worth my time. The only texts I don't immediately respond to are the people who have proven they shouldn't be a priority in my life, or who are playing games. THOSE are the people I don't have time for.
He saw your snap.
He sees your posts.
He read your text.
He is not lost at sea, out of cell service or otherwise unavailable. Texting you back would take 20 seconds, he just doesn't want to.
Stop giving him the benefit of the doubt because your insecurities or loneliness are in control. Take this opportunity to journal, read a book, text a girlfriend, volunteer with puppies, idk. Stop wasting your time wondering why he's not texting you. Be better, and expect better from others.
And don't double text to make sure he got the message. He did. Who doesn't have their phones on them 24/7? Literally nobody. I've been out of the country, on a cruise in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, or deep in the Yukon wilderness and I was still able to text back. It's not that hard.
He would text you back. He just doesn't want to.
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