It was inevitable, I suppose. N experienced his first heart break as he ended an eight-month relationship. I was worried about how he would do in terms of depression and potential weight-loss and return of OCD behaviors, but he's done okay. He felt peace about his decision and though there has been a lot of sadness, his depression hasn't gotten too bad.
The one concern I do have is that he labeled himself as broken and described himself as a burden to anyone who might have a relationship with him. I remember mulling over similar sentiments long ago myself, so I hope it's just a stage in the break up.
He also has been very flat. I know that happens a bit with the medicine (that's what he blames). It's making it hard for him to feel deeply. He's at the end of the semester and there's a lot to be done. He's busy, sad, and frustrated. He'll be moving home for the summer to save money while working. I hope that gives him a chance to recover and refocus.