My partner and I have been dating for five years and we adore one other.
The beginning was difficult for us since we were both fighting to make ends meet and do other things, but God has been so kind that we both obtained jobs in the same year.
I was fortunate to get a higher-paying job than him. Every month, I make GHC10,000, while he earns GHC2,500.
We were both pleased to be working, but the fact is that I am mostly responsible for our bills, which I am not complaining about because I feel obligated to do so.
My lover had undergone certain changes, which I observed. We live together, and he hasn’t spoken to me in weeks; I cook, and he doesn’t eat. I’m not the sort to put others under pressure, so I convinced myself he’d come around at his own rate.
But it lasted about a month. I contacted him one day and inquired as to what was bothering him. It was difficult to get him to communicate, but when he did, he informed me he wanted to end the relationship.
I asked him why, and he said it’s because he’s uncomfortable with me taking care of him, among other reasons.
I asked him if he would just toss away our almost six-year relationship over this minor issue, and he answered absolutely because he should be providing for me and not the other way around.
I adore him and am not ready to begin afresh with a stranger.
How can I persuade him to reconsider his decision?