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Everyone needs space. This is more true in a relationship. They're a lot of work and people can get overwhelmed with each other. But one of the big keys of any relationship is communication. To me, if someone wants space, it's perfectly alright and normal. What isn't, and not acceptable, is your boyfriends lack of communication. It is important that he expresses himself so you aren't left in the dark wondering if you did something wrong or if he's just having a difficult time. It's possible that while he's sick, he feels vulnerable and doesn't want you to see him in that weakened state. Some people don't like others to see them sick, I'm in a similar boat, but I always communicate that. While you want to help, he's pushing you away. Just give him some space and when he's better make it clear you would like him to express his feelings instead of just pushing you away. You want to know how he's feeling because you care about him, not the crime of the century. So encourage him to communicate with you often.