He may just be really confused with the situation. It's an awful lot for any family to deal with, and he may not know what he should be doing as the new boyfriend.
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
+1. Sometimes we need time and space in order to cope with crises, especially when theh occur so suddenly. He may not know what your expectations are, and might be reticent to involve himself your family affairs at this stage of the relationship, for fear it will be seen as meddling.

Good to see he had an epiphany! That should make things a bit easier for you on a personal level.
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