Are you sure you’re not that clingy, annoying girl? Read your question out loud to yourself. How about now? Lil’ bit?
You might be that clingy, annoying girl if you don’t think you’re that clingy, annoying girl. This is a general rule of thumb. Clingy and annoying people are usually the last to know that they are, in fact, clingy and annoying.
He needs space. Give it to him. And don’t make him pay a price for retreating to his space place to clear his head, toast some frozen waffles, and watch Deadliest Warrior on Spike. Who knows why he needs space, or what he’s going to do in that space. He doesn’t know either. But he needs it, and it’s selfish not to give it to him.
Stop texting him. You’re just pushing him away. Making this about you and your insecurities. It’s not about you. I hate reading too much into your question, but I sense a little anger too. Impatience? Entitlement? Like you’re pissed because he’s not giving you what you want? Trust me, he’s figuring out what he wants. Can’t you hold on for a couple weeks, and let him come to you?
Don’t be that clingy, annoying girl. Instead, be that confidant, awesome girl. The choice is yours.
PS. Harsh? Whateva. But I will add one thing: “I need space” does have a shelf-life. I’d say three weeks of “giving space” is the amount of time I would personally allow before quietly moving on.