Perhaps I've seen He's Just Not That Into You one too many times. Whenever I start to question something in my relationship, I literally hear Justin Long's voice go, "Oh boy, if they do that, they are totally not into you." If you're dating a neat freak or someone really particular about their things — you may start to wonder what's up if your SO refuses to leave stuff at your place. Is Justin's voice chiming in with bad news? Are we in the clear? (Spoiler: It's fine and you're fine.)
"Some people like their own space and feel that their home is their safe place," Joshua Klapow, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and host of The Kurre and Klapow Show shares. "This is not necessarily a reflection on the relationship. It just a characteristic that may have everything to do with personal comfort and nothing to do with their feelings for you. When in doubt — ask them."
If your boo is always quick to pack up and you're starting to fret — don't worry, I got you. I asked Dr. Klapow all of my anxious questions about what it means when your boo isn't leaving things at your place, and his answers were informative and helpful.