I'm fairly new to dating and depression, and I don't have experience with either one especially in this case. Please forgive me if I sound naive, ignorant, and/or inexperienced.
I began dating this wonderful guy a month ago and things were going great up until August 28th when Hurricane Irene really took a toll on the state of Vermont. The guy I'm seeing, his town got severely flooded and his place had to be evacuated. He's been temporarily homeless for 24 days now because they're trying to repair the damages that were done by the flooding.
From this time, he has mentioned a couple of times as to how depressed he is, but his actions are speaking a lot louder. I've mentioned to him on several occasions that I'd be more than happy to help him with things that he needs, but he's not willing to take my help. I've also noticed an extreme withdrawal in communication from him. He doesn't call me at all. He has no interest in spending time with me. I'm usually the one to initiate contact, and when I do he doesn't always answer. I had to write him an e-mail, and he finally responded four days later.
I want to be there to help him but at the same time, I feel as if I'm being pushed away because he keeps denying my help.
I'm truly at a loss here, and I don't know what to do. I don't know what to say or what more I can do, which is why I'm asking for who ever is willing to help me here. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.