Dear Dr. Love,I enjoy reading your advice column on the internet. I know you only choose 3, but I think alot of women need this question answered. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for almost 7 years. We have had and still have a wonderful time together. Just recently I brought up the future and the word ‘committment. ‘ Neither of us are quite ready for marriage today, but I wanted to discuss it.He said he loves me and can’t live without me, but now needs some time ALONE. The past 5 Friday nights he has wanted to spend time with his new Friends, that I’ve never met. He met them at a little Pub. We have only been seeing each other for a date on Saturday night, and a couple of nights during the week.I’m confused, and feeling alone. We are back to a ‘Dating’ type relationship and it feels weird because we had gotten to the point that we saw each other every day or every other day at least. He said he does not want us to date other people but Friday night is a date night to me.I guess my question is: How much time alone or with friends do guys need? Should I understand and give him some space. He really does not want to discuss it because he says that I am trying to Control him. Help!!!!!Confused at age 35