Our expert says:
That the guy is gay is no relevant, and that they have known each other onl a short time is not very relevant. ut that he has been an addict for a long time, and steals to support his habit, is a much more serious problem for any relationship. That he didn't turn up and made excuses when your friend tried to accompany him to an NA meeting,s trongly suggests he hasn't actually been going to them, which means he has no serious intention of stopping his drug habits. If he is spendin his entire salary on drugs, he will notm stop, and won't have the job for long. And if he blackmails your friend by threatening suicide unless he is paid his liing expenses, that is seedy in the extreme. Surely everything about this other guy says this is a doomed relationship, and your friend's choice is actually when to end it, and if possible, before he himself has suuffered serious damage from thsi guy and his drug habit.
I think your friend needs to see a personal counsellor and sort himself out, while telling the other guy to do likewise, and separately. This defant sense of l;oving someone who is definitely not loveable suggests the "love" is based on psychological issues your friend needs to resolve, rather than on the basic facts of the relationship.
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