(Should have put a Troy Barnes meme here.)
Here's another Dear Abby, as answered by yours truly.
DEAR CRABBY: I met an amazing lady. She's beautiful, sexy, charming, attentive, classy, smart and conservative. In short, she is almost everything a good man would ask for in a woman except for one thing -- she's a tad clingy, and in some instances, it is annoying.
I'm the type of guy who loves my space. She seems to respect it, but gets a little down when I decline an offer to spend time. To avoid hurting or offending her, I sometimes just do whatever will make her happy, although it feels like a chore. Don't get me wrong, I'm physically and mentally attracted to her, but I'm not sure about the emotional part.
The more I feel I'm forcing myself to spend time with her, the more I lose interest. I know this is cliche, but I honestly feel that it's not her, it's me. Am I just not ready to settle down? -- LIKES MY SPACE
Are you going to marry this woman? You know she's going to be around you 24/7 if you get married, right? If you like your space so much, tell her. You'd be doing her a favor.
For a relationship there needs to be four things, though: Communication (which you aren't doing by hiding how you really feel), and mental/physical/emotional connection. These can sometimes be out of balance and the relationship will still work, but lose one and they all fall apart. Do this woman a favor; break up with her. She doesn't deserve to be emotionally isolated. Don't string her along, you knob. And then you can enjoy all the space you need in in the final frontier of your life known as Creepy Old Lonely Guy.