When she first met him, Laura thought she had hit the relationship jackpot.
Jason was handsome, successful, charming, funny, and intelligent. She felt proud to be on his arm, to be the one he wanted to spend his time with.
Who wouldn't want to be with Jason? He was amazing. He was a catch in anyone's estimation. His attention, flattery, and confidence won Laura over after the first few dates.
Laura fell hard and fast, but she knew she had to pace herself. She didn't want to overwhelm Jason with the strength of her feelings. She didn't want to push him away and into the arms of someone else.
For the time being, his charm and attention were enough.
Initially it didn't bother Laura that Jason was reserved and kept his deeper feelings to himself. She assumed he wanted to take it slow, to really get to know her before he expressed his feelings.