I am pretty sure it got a hell of a lot better for him. Problem was he was being rejected and couldnt face what his fav person in the world had actually done to him.
Now that he made friends with these awesome people that showed him another side of life and stuff, and how he is starting to get over her aunt concern, he is most probably enjoying life from a different perspective. Which is, of course, the best thing that could happen to him.
Maybe I’m being too positive here hah.