Our expert says:
Make it clear that you appreciate that he is finding this difficult at present, but that he is not alone, not insignificant nor unloved, and encourage him to seek counselling to sort this reaction out more efficiently and effectively --- any local gay organization should be able to recommend understanding counsellors who could help him here. And if he may be significantly Depressed, then he should also see a general shrink or at least GP, to be assessed and receive appropriate treatment for that
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