Our expert says:
This was not a wise relationship to get embroiled in. Both of you were vulnerable, and not even on the rebound but in the midst of emotional turmoil on ending long and troubled relationships. That is NEVER a good time to plunge into another intimate relationship.
At this stage in his life, these periods when he needs to be alone may indeed be normal. And if they are unacceptable to you, as you may feel you need more consistent affection, then maybe this relationship is not going to work out. He should be seeing a counsellor so as to better handle the situations that set off his wobblies, and maybe you deserve to see a counsellor, too.
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