Hey everyone. I've been looking around online and came across this site and I need advice so I figured it was worth asking.

I've been with my girlfriend for 10 months now and we've been getting along pretty good. Before that I had been coming out of a bad breakup so I had my guard up and really have not let it down. I do love her, I haven't made her my life but she is a big part of it. I've always been there when she needed me but lately she's been feeling down and one night we were talking about her problems and I was going out and told her I would come back which I did, but much later than I said I would. She was upset, which is understandable, I screwed up and I'm sorry for it.

She had always been telling me how she felt about me and it took me a while to catch up because I was afraid of getting hurt again I guess. Recently though she's told me that while she thinks of me as her boyfriend it doesn't seem like I act like she's my girlfriend, but just like another one of my friends. She also said that I joke around a lot and that I'm not serious when I need to be. She seemed like she wanted to end it and I asked her but she said no. I said " Look I want to continue this relationship but if it's not what you want then it be better to end it now and not drag it out". She said no she wanted to continue to go out and I told her things would be different. I asked if that whole "treating me like a friend" thing was just an easy way of letting me down and she said no.

I know that I can't just tell her but that I have to prove it by showing it to her. She's very important to me and I want to make it up to her. Any suggestions?