Our expert says:
Many men don't want to, or like to, or have the skills to, discuss their feelings with anyone. It isnt essential to their life to do so. Its hardly surprising that, if he is helping and dealing with his mom's termional illness, he isn't focussed on you or this relationship - that isn't about you, but is something that deserves your respect.
To what extent are you being selflessly helpful and supportive to him, rather than looking for something from him, for yourself ? If you have sincerely indicated to him that you won't intrude but wish to be available to him if and when he wants you, you've done all you can, then its up to him to use or not use that invitation.
I don't wish to sound unpleasant, but in a situation like this, it really shouldn't be about you, and if you actually loved him ( rather than just wantiong to be loved by him ) you wouldn't want to put the slightest pressure on him at this time, and wouldn't be looking to him to provide you with further assurances of his love.
See where things are when his mother has either recovered or died, and he has had enough time ( months, not weeks ) to start to recover from that.
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