Our expert says:
SOunds like he's been really badly affected, as indeed some people are, by retrenchment. Even if intellectually one understands that it might not be our fault at all, it can undermine one's whole sense of self-worth, and can even lead to Depression, which might be what is happening here.
As with trying to help other people experiencing something really nasty, the art lies in making it clear that you care about them and that you're willing to talk about whtever they feel they need to talk about, when and if they want to, and that you are content NOT to talk if they don't want to.
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