I have to say that you have got me really confused.
First, though, I agree with Jo about having an objective discussion.
Second, I recommend Grey's Venus & Mars books again. I'm not getting commission, honestly! You can probably find them, or books like them, in a library ~ or have a look at the website. They can help you to understand the differences between male & female brains. This can save a lot of misunderstanding ~which can cause arguments.
Third, I cannot tell whether you have a lovely, affectionate boyfriend, who, like everyone else, has his faults, or whether you have a possessive husband in the making, who may turn out to be very demanding of your love, your time, your attention, etc.
I'm guessing, judging from your comments, that you don't know for sure, either.
Many contradict each other.
On top of that, even if he is your perfect match and a wonderful chap ~ what about you?
I am concerned that you are trying to find out about falling in love from a book. That you are asking for conversation ideas on a forum.
I know that this is your first relationship ~ and I agree that books and advice forums are here to help, but I really feel that you should be making more important decisions and judgements for yourself. Also that things should be more intuitive.
I realise that, regarding displays of affection, you and he have been brought up differently, but, in my opinion, if he is the love of your life, you should be able to talk to him all day and all night and never get bored or lack things to say.
Equally, though, he should understand that you have your studies and your friends and not demand your attention all the time ~ even when you should be sleeping.
I feel that love should come so naturally that responses are instinctive, not the result of book-learning. (Not that I didn't read books on the science of love when I was courting, because I did.)
I just feel that something doesn't seem quite right here.
I'm not sure what it is.
Just re-read some of your comments and have a good think about them:
I'm anot having doubts exactly, I love him and I love his personality.
I know he treats everyone kindly
do I deserve an incredibly awesome husband or not?
I sometimes get uncomfortable because when he wants to be affectionate .. I don't know how to respond
I am in love with him and I do feel it, I guess I just have trouble expressing it.
my parents .. think he's too mushy
He's like always calling me, probably talking to me for more than 6 hours a day
I feel I need some space
I just feel like we're together too often
I don't know what to say at times
I'm in a very confusing relationship and I thought that books and learning will help but I'm not sure it will
the constant expressing of love and affection was the newest thing for me and I still haven't figured out how to respond
I do tell him I love him and he knows it...its just that he is...more "mushy" than me ..
I ... sometimes get a little bored
I love spending time with him
I don't think I know him that well
I do think I am ready for marriage and I do love him
I never knew there was no rules to love
my feelings and heart say he is a great guy, with a caring heart
now I worry that he is abusive verbally
When I do start to over analyze these things and worry about them they seem to...affect the relationship badly.
sometimes I feel like I probably hurt him emotionally too
I do think I might be more mature than he is
he has a very deep emotional side
sometimes I think part of the time we argue when he does say harsh things it might be just him being childish
Possessive...lol I spent the day with him and then he called me that night and nearly talked to me all night
At least I know a lot more about him in a short span than if we didn't talk all the time
I jump to a negative conclusion, he's controlling me or something (which I don't think he does but...)
he is mushy a lot but at times he is harsh
Well Dagny, what is he?
~ A possessive & potentially (verbally) abusive man with whom you cannot communicate ~ partly because you don't know him to well?
~ A fun-loving, affectionately mushy, awesome young man whom you love, know well and intend to marry?
And, if and when you feel that he is being harsh, does he seem to be having an out-of-the-blue personality change, or does he respond to something that you have said or done?