How to know if someone is just going through something and doesn’t want to talk as much and wants some space or if they just lost interest in you and wants you to stop bothering them?

Thank you so much!! He is an amazing guy and I like him a lot and want more with him. I also know he has self esteem issues and want to be there for him, but you are right about that. I think I’ll give him some space for now and focus on other things. I kind of did the two week social media break for that reason too, but then I came back because finals were over and I also wanted to check up on him. How do you think I should approach this situation? I don’t want either of us to ghost each other out of nowhere. Do you know how I can ask if he is going through something or if I did something wrong without coming off attached or making him say something hurtful?

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