Our expert says:
Sadly, it's not uncommon for people to complain of a loneliness which they largely create for themselves. And when they stubbornly adhere to their misery, as though it were a hobby, or something they collext, and refuse to even seriously consider therapy, it may not be practical to help them. Yes, there is significant risk, especially with his persistently resistant arttitude to allowing himself to receive effective help.
All one can do may be to remind them, wben the opportunities arise, that therapy WOULD be able to help them if they allowed it to do so, and would allow themselves to adjust to the idea of NOT being so miserable.
Living with him is not likely to help him or protect him, and could create further problems for yourself.
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