Thank you for reading this and I would very much appreciate some advice.
I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and we have also been so happy together. But within the space of a few months things have totally turned upside down and he seems like a completely different person.
He started being very quiet around me, wouldn't stimulate conversation, stopped wanting to see me and contacting me throughout the day. Very, very unlike him. He said he wanted space to think as he believed his feelings had changed. This is something I found very difficult to give him. In the end, I ended it on a whim as it was diifficult to see him so distant towards me. I regreted this as soon as I done it, went to resolve it ... and he didn't want to.
Three days later he texts to say how extremely sorry he is, that he loves me and misses me and that he needs sorting out. He promised to see a doctor about his feelings (or lack of)... trouble is he still doesn't want to see me until he's been... and then I can't guarantee he'll want to see me even then. If he is battling depression, I've made it clear I want to be there to support him but it seems that his main symptom of depression at the moment is that he just doesn't want to see me. He goes to work, to football and as far as I know hasn't withdrawn from anybody else. Is he using depression as an excuse here or could this be geniune. Should I give him the time he needs and hope he comes back and gets well or get on with my life? He wants no contact whatsoever, and hasn't even told me if he has booked a doctors appointment. He's completely shutting me out.
For 3 years he has been the love of my life, so attentive, my family loved him and he was the man I planned spending the rest of my life with. I never, ever saw this coming.
What do I do?