I have tried to support him, and have said that if he ever needs to talk about anything he always knows I am there for him however big or small, to which his response is always “I’m fine” or “You keep on at me” and he goes into a strop and sometimes ignores me. Following on from that Sunday, I asked him would he see how he feels in a month after having some space from me and the situation. He replied, “and you would give me this? He has admitted that, and said he can be very horrible to me.
I was to be with him, and to help him as much as I can as I don’t believe in giving up or leaving the ones you love especially if they may need help. I just wanted to ask your opinion on this, and whether I did the right thing in asking him to review things in a month or so after having some time completely to himself? Do you think there could still be hope for us?
He said that the relationship made him depressed, but when I suggested the month zero contact he did perk up somewhat and go “and you will give me that?
Yes Angela, I think you did the right thing. Take this month to focus on yourself and staying as calm as you can. See this post about the 60 day no contact rule to see the benefits of it and how to do it:
Thank you for your reply and for the link. F o your experience, do you think there’s still hope for us given how he is? I haven’t contacted him since we agreed the month off, which I think would be a shock to him as I’m the one who always gets in touch during times like this.