I have been a relationship with a man for the last 11 months everything has been real good and I mean real good. All of a sudden he tells me that we need to slow things down and not see each other as much.My family and his spent the holidays together, or birthdays. I think that he is scared of the closeness that we have now. He says that we need to be just friends, I don’t know if I can just be friends with him because I’m in love with him, want to be with him as a couple not as his friend.Do you think I should stay or leave him alone. I really love this man I have never felt this way before. I’m 40 his 45. Please help.