Originally Posted by SchrodingersCat
At this point, I think the only way to move him along is for everyone he knows to start making it explicit and obvious. Your friends aren't doing him any favours by clamming up about why you're invited and he's not. Of course it will hurt his feelings, but he'll recover..
Great minds think alike! We were sharing the same idea, but you posted yours a few minutes earlier
This is what I meant by "the harsh criticism would be better served by his friends" - they really do need to make it obvious to him. It's for his own good. Whether or not this leads to separation, it's for your own good too.