The emotional things going on seemed to be of much more importance. I am no relationship expert, but I listened and gave my opinion on the situations as seemed appropriate. S. said he had various people he could talk to, which was good. I asked what the ones he'd talked to thought. There seemed to be some agreement.
I was touched that S. trusted me enough to talk in detail to me about a relationship. He's my secret love child, but there were many things in that conversation he wouldn't/couldn't tell his real mother. S. knows that I wouldn't tell anyone -- well, except for in very vague and general terms here.
(Added: Also, getting specific wouldn't be right, in addition to the slight chance that S. would read this.)