Gavin had a girlfriend, they've been together for one year. She seemed like such a great girl. She is one year older (almost 17 to his almost 16), they are in the band together, are "nerds" together, just really cute.
Gavin also has one really good friend, Billy. They've been pretty much best friends since 7th grade, he is also in the band.
Well, apparently Billy and Melissa started hooking up about 4 weeks ago.
Gavin is crushed. And honestly, not all about Melissa not being his girlfriend anymore, more about the betrayal of them both. And mostly about losing his best (and pretty much only) friend.
I just don't know how to make it better. I mean, I told him that the break-up of a relationship is something that pretty much every teenager is going through, and he gets that. In a way, he wants to stay friends with her. But he is so pissed at Billy. And he is now holed up in his room mostly because he has nobody else to talk to. He is very close to Corina and they do talk a lot, but she lives in NC now with her BF, which makes it harder for them. I told him I would pay for a plane ticket to go visit her in NC, but he says he needs space and time and solitude.
What can I tell him? I told him that he will make new friends, but he is telling me that most of the kids his age (or older) are very much into drugs, alcohol and parties, which is so much not him (thankfully!).
He misses his best friends but at this point is just so pissed off at them.
Anything I can do? Advise please!!!