My boyfriend of a few months has recently been diagnosed with RRMS. We kind of saw the diagnosis coming for a few weeks and it was therefore not as much of a shock when it happened. He seemed to handle it fairly well- I mean we both had our moments and ups and downs but all in all he’s been very strong. We have recently seen the nurse and discussed starting his treatment (medication) and ever since then he has been very down about everything and I can tell he is not doing well. I am struggling to find the right words to say or the right way to handle his emotions (we don’t live together so I can’t give him physical affection). I feel like he has been very off with me- not wanting to talk to me, just being different and withdrawn- and I am struggling to cope with this as it makes me feel as though he is taking his frustrations out on me.
Any advice on how to deal with this or what to say to try and make him feel better? I am really concerned about his mental health and I just want to do my best to be there for him.