My boyfriend of 2.5 years has been going through some rough patch for about a year now. We moved to a new city and he recently told me that he is confused about what he wants out of life itself. He added that although we had talked about getting married and starting a family, he is not sure that in fact he wants that anymore. Therefore, he asked for a break and wants us to be just friends until he figures things out. I told him to give me time before I can be just his friend since I want to get him off my system first. We had coffee a couple of weeks ago and he said that he's not happy with himself because he feels that he doesn't have a home. He implied that he's missed me, although he didn't quite use those words. I didn't mention anything about our relationship nor did he. We just had a friendly talk.

He started calling me the next day, he didn't have much to say but I guess wanted an excuse to call. He did that for a couple of days and then stopped. I haven't heard from him in a week. I have given him his space just as he asked. However, I want to hear from other men out there if they've gone through similar "rough patches" in their relationship. I'm wondering if he would eventually come around and asks to get back together. After all, he said he struggles with himself because he loves me, but wants to figure out what makes him happy first.

I want to respect his space and not bother him, but I'm afraid he'll get used to being without me.