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Group Therapy: My Boyfriend Is Jobless and Lives at Home at 38

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I love my boyfriend.  He is the nicest guy I've ever dated.  I struggle with clinical depression and he's the first guy who's been supportive of me and looks past it.  He really loves me and wants to be with me, something I've never had before. 

My problem starts with he's 38, lives at home, and doesn't have a job.  His reasoning is that he has an inheritance to live on left to him by family and he's waiting for the right job to come along.  He also says that the house is his because it will be left to him, but it isn't his, it's his parents. 

I find this situation extremely frustrating but feel kinda stuck, like no one better will want me because of my issue with depression and have been dumped because of it in the past.  I also feel a little hypocritical because I live at home, but I'm 26 and just moved back in because I transferred schools.  And I work. 

I enjoy my time with him.  We have fun when we are together and he's a good man, but I'm struggling with this situation. Advice?

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