My boyfriend asked for space after receiving bad news, then stopped replying to messages. how do we start talking again?

Angelface2290

We were due to go out for dinner in the evening, he had an important meeting at work to ask for a pay rise during the day. He seemed off, somewhat grumpy when I asked where we were going as it was getting late. I then received "Give me some space. Forget this evening". When I asked why, I received another give me some space message, then he shut down. I heard from him a week later & now nothing, he's stopped replying to messages; it's been weeks now. He's been stressed at work & his dad died three months ago which has made communication more difficult; he's not good at communicating when we are apart but is fantastic face to face. I don't think he got the pay rise, was disappointed with the outcome & then couldn't express how he felt.

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1 mo
Correction: his dad died 4 months ago!
My boyfriend asked for space after receiving bad news, then stopped replying to messages. how do we start talking again?
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