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I am sorry you are going through this rough time, I understand the stress you are feeling. However, if your boyfriend would leave you due to you being unemployed I would question what type of person he is. Couples are suppose to support each other during the tough times, pull together rather than push away. If this situation causes him to leave then as difficult as it may be to hear, he isn't worthy of you. You deserve someone who is supportive and loving, you did not ask to be a victim of the job market and it is very difficult to find a job today. If he is self employed then he should recognize that fact.
You are doing the best you can in the situation, it could also be that he is using this as an excuse to push away and he may not actually be able to tell you why he feels the need to "get sorted".
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