I have been with my boyfriend for about 10 months now. I thought everything was perfect, and we were happy together. I was upfront with him from day one that I had health problems and he was very understanding about it.

A few weeks ago it took a turn for the worse and I had to go to hospital for tests. My boyfriend was in university exams so I was not fussed he was not with me. My mum came instead. I noticed him drifting from me but I thought it was exam stress. The day his exam finished he said my illnesses were too much, that I always had problems whether it be work related, friendship problems or day to day stresses, that he couldn't cope with me, and that he didn't know whether to carry it on.

I begged him to stay and promised I'd change. And I have I've stopped talking about anything which bothers me, but I am now feeling somewhat suppressed. I don't know what to do, whether this is episode will pass, or if I should give up on this.

Any advice would be much appreciated.