Our expert says:
Just tell him, calmly but firmly. It sounds as though, although you respect his feelings, his reactions are exaggerated in degree and duration, and he would benefit, as well as you, by learning to moderate these and cope better with the routine disappointments of life. Anyone may be devastated by an earthquake missing an option on a car that MIGht have been good or useless, shouldn't induce the same degree of response.
And if he so wastes his emotional energies on relatively trivial disappointments, he will be less able to cope with really significant problems as they turn up. Its not really that he doesn't take you seriousl enough, but that he takes himself far too seriously. He sounds afar too concerned about his own convenience and far too little concerned about your own happiness or even safety - seriously evaluate this relationship, where it is and where it is going, with all the limitations he insists on placing on it, and ask yourself whether continuing this indefinitely is of any benefit to you, or indeed even to him, other than mere convenience.
And if he refuses counselling, then help him recognize that this is a refusal to improve, and a determination to remain miserable and to create misery for you and probably others who know him, too.
Sulking at length because you were wise enough not to go to a bad area and endanger yourself for a relatively unimportant chore, is very selfish.
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