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My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 and a half years and he has had a few mental breakdowns, mainly suicidal and self harming. I've gotten better at dealing with his sadness as I'm training to become a psychologist so I'm helping him. But in the past year he has grown a lot angrier than usual, and it came to the point that he speaks condescendingly to most people or insults them a lot, generally just irritated at the whole world.
he also sometimes gets black outs of extreme anger where he has thrown things and punched walls and destroyed things (this was before we were dating though and it hasn't happened for some time though). He can't remember what has happened in these black outs.
He has never hit me before, but lately he has been so angry that he has threatened me (for example if he catches me sleeping with someone else he will kill me). Also he said the other night he was so angry that he had a machete in his hand and was standing outside our bedroom door whilst I was sleeping. He told me that he felt like killing me and our other housemates who were also asleep.
Since then he broke down and talked for ages about his insecurities and suicical thoughts, jealousy, resentment, and how angry he is at himself for even thinking of hurting me and his friends.
We also haven't had sex in ages because of his medication and his libido is pretty much gone entirely, it used to be perfectly in tune with mine. But I have talked with him about my needs and that he needs to change if we are to remain in the relationship.

I can handle his depression, but I don't know if I can handle this. We had a long talk and he's agreed to get therapy and change his medication (which we think was a big contributor).
My question is, do you think it's possible for him to change? I'm unsure whether I am able to withstand any more anger. I know that I would feel so empty without him because I love him so much and he loves me, I don't think he would survive without my love. If I leave him he may commit suicide.

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