TL;DR: My boyfriend said that he thinks we're in contact too much and that we should cut back on how much we talk - I don't really know what to make of this because I see no issue in how much we talk and I don't know how to explain this to him? He was very clear on making sure I knew he loves me, and I love him, but I am confused about how to get my views across without sounding needy...
So my boyfriend and I have been together for a year now, things are amazing between us, we don't have any relationship problems so to speak, but he recently said he feels like we're in contact too much. We talk every day without fail and I personally don't see the harm in this but he was obviously getting worked up over it - he was very clear in saying to me "I love you, remember that" before he brought it up and he told me he loved me multiple times throughout telling me about the problem (for want of a better word). I love him too and I know that that won't change if we talk less but at the same time I enjoy talking to him and I don't want to stop - he's the only person I have where I am that I can rely on for talking to because I live away from home for work and college and I don't have many friends here I can rely on either due to being on opposite sides of the country and so on.
I'm very confused and I don't know how to bring this up with him - I understand that talking every day might not always be a viable option and I understand that we should both be able to say to the other "Now isn't a good time" because we're busy or something but I'm so confused about it all that I don't know how to bring anything up with him. I'm a very anxious person so despite this being a relatively small issue and one that any normal person could voice their thoughts over no problem, it's a big ask for me because I don't want to seem like a burden to him or come across as needy. I don't even know where to begin with my own thoughts on it all to start forming a coherent response for him.
On the other hand, I completely understand where he's coming from, we do talk a lot, but at the same time I need him to know how I feel and why I don't want to have to cut back on talking to him. I don't know is it just that I'm afraid there will come a time where I'll really need him and he won't be there or if there's something else that's bugging me over it, I can't quite put my finger on it. I know that we'll figure this out but I could really use some advice about how to tell him how I feel and ways to go about bringing it up with him in a way that won't make me panic or come across as an asshole about it, I want us to be as independent as we can be but still be able to be us when we're together.
We don't live together nor do we see each other more than twice a week if we're lucky, when we do meet up it's only ever for a couple of hours because we are both doing internships for the summer and he faces a long commute every day.
Update - we talked about it last night and have come to the agreement to talk less, I'm still not sure how I feel about it but I said I'll give it a shot for him, it can't hurt to try