Why does my boyfriend threaten to leave every night?

My boyfriend is always saying he's done with me and says he's leaving, but then at the end of the night, he's still here. He wakes up in the morning, acts like nothing happen, and repeats this every night.

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Do the two of you ever talk over why he does this or your reaction to it?

Are you asking your question because his behavior upsets you or only out of curiosity to understand him better?

Basically, first know your own reason for your question.   Then go ahead and tell him if what he does bothers you.  

In the best of cases, he doesn't realize how his actions affect you and he will change.   

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