posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 01:06 AM
I think he needs space. i would be constant in that you are available to have him lean on you but you should keep your distance so he can work this
out for himself. i don't mean cut him off or act differently, just don't probe too far into what is bother him. he is on the cusp of coming clean,
if you will, with you and he will when he is ready. it sounds like he has a deep love and respect for you but does not want to scare you or let you
down. he needs an outlet and perhaps you can provide one for him, but i'm willing to bet that his outlet is vodka. which is fine in many culture
including russia. i just think the deeper issue at hand needs to be resolved within him. if he progressively gets worse over time, you may need to
change your tactics but in the mean time, be there for him but don't try to pull it out of him. it's something that he needs to come to terms with
before he can let anyone else in.