I have written before of his sense of guilt at being happy, but there is an overwhelming sense of obligation at play, as well. He has a close friend, someone who would like to be even closer, who was very much there for him during his darkest days and to whom he feels a tremendous sense of responsibility and obligation. He has talked about how difficult it is for him because she applies a lot of pressure for him to do all the things he used to do with her before we were together, things like heading off to the pub on a Friday night, going on the weekends to listen to live music in some neat little venue. He has suggested we all go together, but she does not want to meet me, and is angry if he tells her he is uncomfortable going out on the weekend just with her. Her anger, and comments that he cannot just "kick her to the curb" because he is now seeing someone, have been very guilt-inducing for him. This has caused him no end of angst over the past few weeks.