I feel like a parasite friend
This is going to sound stupid and not like a real problem.
Last year I made a new friend. We share common interests (music, films,...) and have a good time. He's 33 years old, has a job, a beautiful girlfriend, social success and lives on his own. And this is me: no job, loner with no girlfriend and surviving with the money my parents give to me. He doesn't know I have mental issues, but he is aware of my situation.
Well, everytime we hang out and go somewhere, he insists on paying everything with his money. I always say him that it's not neccesary and that I can afford it, give him the money but he refuses to take it. I insist again, he says that we're friends and he wants to invite me. I try several times more, but I end up giving up because I don't want to make a scene. It's crazy, he invites me and his girlfriend.
I feel very bad when this happens. I feel like a parasite, and I'm not the type of person who takes advantage of his friends. I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I can't help feeling that he does it because he feels sorry for me. I don't want to let this stupidity damage our friendship. I've thought to make him a gift or something, but I don't know if it'd be appropiate.
Have you ever been in situation like this? What would you do? Am I a bad friend?
Sorry for the long post.