My boyfriend is graduating in less than a week and he's totally stressed, though he denies it completely. I can see how tense and anxious he's been, it's definitely out of character of him. He's expressed that he's worried about his future, and said he's not ready for the responsibilities of being an adult. He said he sees us together, but he doesn't know how or what he's going to do with the rest of his life, academically and professionally. Should I give him some space and let him figure things out on his own terms, or should I continue to try to help him? He won't really talk to me about what's been bugging him, I pieced together his concerns over a course of a few weeks. I want to be a supportive girlfriend, but I don't know if he just needs some space to find himself.
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The best thing you can do is to go to him and say that you will be there for him regardless of whatever happens. Tell him that you are aware of his stress and you don't know whether to hug him and not let go, or whether to back up and not be a distraction for him. Let it be his choice1