Davis took it really hard, the fact that this happened so soon after we broke up. He almost fell apart, it was very hard to watch. But he held it together. The way he handled it demonstrates a large part of why I respect him so much and want to stay associated with him. Because he was able to say "I feel replaced, betrayed, disposable... and yet I know those feelings are irrational and unfair to you, and I'm going to handle this."
I suggested giving him space, but he badly wanted my company, so I stayed with him. He shouldn't be so isolated, he should have someone else aside from the person who's causing him pain to turn to for comfort. He admitted that he thinks he may be on the edge of a major depressive episode. I asked him, for the millionth time, to get into therapy. He said he would look into it.
Me, 30ish bi female, been doing solo poly for roughly 5 years. Gia, Clay, and Pike, my partners. Davis, ex/friend/"it's complicated." Eric, Gia's husband. Bee, Gia and Eric's toddler.