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I have been dating a man for almost 4 months and he recently celebrated his 1 year of sobriety. I got him a card and a coin with the date he quit drinking. We work opposite shifts and don’t get to see eachother much. He had worked 2 weeks straight and I know he missed 2 meetings. His contact with me has been minimal in the last few weeks. I finally confronted him and asked him if he was OK. He wouldn’t look at me, he just said I don’t know if I can give you what you deserve. Im in a fucked place in my life right now. In his card, I wrote, I will be there to stand by you and support you because I love you. I said it again to him that day. I think he relapsed. He has been shutting me out, but I feel it’s my fault. I still do want to support him, but I also feel I should give him his space. What do I do to help him?