My Bipolar Boyfriend Gives Me Silent Treatment...
I have been with my boyfriend for almost 6 years. We have known each other since we were children. As a matter of fact, we were each others childhood crushes. We had other boyfriends and girlfriends before we got together. When we were in the "getting to know you" stage, he was well off in his life and I was starting to launch off in my career. It took us several years to actually get together due to various reasons. However, when we finally got together things were great.
About 3 years into our relationship, there was a "silence" between us initiated by him. He did not respond to any of my phone calls, texts, e-mails or snail mail. This lasted 6 months! We ran into each other at a mutual friends birthday party and from there picked-up where we left off. Fast forward 2 years later, it happened again. He shut himself out from me and there was a silence between us of course initiated by him. Fortunately, this only lasted 3 months.
Now to the present, it's been 3 weeks since I've seen him and 1 1/2 weeks since I've heard from him. I could feel in my gut that this "silence" was going to occur again due to his paterns of getting back to every other text or even day. I'm so confused yet so concerned. I love this man to death but I can only take so much of the silence. Call me crazy but the silence is so LOUD!!
Any advice? Should I stay or just cut the cord?