He has taken a break from our friendship.
It’s OK, as I understand what’s happening.
In many ways, I have leaned on him a lot.
And now, his dad is dying from cancer.
So, while I know about how that feels (my dad passed away when I was in my 20’s), this is an extremely stressful time for him.
It’s not easy.
My own dad’s death was sudden. That may or may not have been easier to deal with then someone slowly passing away.