If you say to someone (or someone says to you), things like:
“I’m not ready for a relationship right now”
“I don’t think I really want kids at the moment”
“I’m too busy with work to meet up just now”
“I really would love to, but like, I can’t just now”
it doesn’t mean it’s not true.
It’s just that it’s far more likely to mean – and sometimes you may not be aware of this yourself – that you might even want this thing, you just don’t want it with *them*. I mean, I do this all the time, so it’s true.
In the deep recesses of your self – aided perhaps by your all-knowing intuition, which exists for our own protection – you’ve gone through the checklist, and 1 entry for this person for that thing got a strike-through.
Anyway, that is all.