Dating a recovering alcoholic advice
He also cites a high level of stress in his life and has trouble getting past small hiccups in the day - traffic, car trouble, etc.
After he opened up to me last night, I asked several questions - one of which was "do you feel like you're ready for a relationship? When I asked him whether having me in his life added to his stress, he said "yes and no" - he elaborated by saying that while I make him feel happy and comfortable, and he loves spending time with me, he feels that I treat him better and do more for him than he does or can do for me and it makes him feel guilty.
If I text or call during the day he'll respond, but he rarely initiates.