The silent treatment?
I think my boyfriend is giving me the silent treatment.
He has days when he (seemingly out of the blue, or more likely when he is under more stress than normal) goes silent. He will answer questions with few words, and if absolutely necessary say something or ask a question, though missing out any 'pleasantries' or extra words such as 'can you'/'do you know'/'please'/'thank you'. Often he will also mumble whenever he says anything, and make me ask the same question several times (almost seemingly on purpose!). He will largely avoid eye contact, and not respond to any physical affection.
If I ask if he's okay, he says yes.
It makes me feel he has become indifferent to me, or is angry at me, and I wonder what I have done, and whether he still cares for me. I can't focus on anything else, but I try to give him space.
When he seems to be more his normal self a day or two later, I sometimes ask what was going on and whether I did something to upset him. He says he has been fine, and that it's all in my head, or that I should point the finger towards myself.
What should I do when he does this?
Is it possible that I'm paranoid and imagining all of this? And if not, how do we deal with a problem he doesn't think exists?