Hi! I'll be glad to be of help with this issue.
I can imagine how frustrating this situation must be for your friend. You are clearly a really good friend and he's lucky to have you there trying to help. Good for you.
It sounds as though your friend is shy in a masculine kind of way. What I mean is that it sounds as though she likes to talk as a way to feel close and he tends to talk as a way to communicate about issues that might need to be discussed and resolved. Or to just make sure everyone is okay. So he has good patience it seems for her but her need to talk may seem excessive to him. Again, this is because she needs to talk to feel close, not to actually discuss things that might need resolving or to inform about something he needs to know.
This is very important for him to keep in mind. If he remembers that she needs this contact with him to feel close, it may help him to have patience with her and to support her. Thus, tomorrow when they talk, for example, he might practice this by asking questions. If he's not right there with her, he can even write down questions that he thinks of while she's talking because he may forget by the time she stops.
Every time he asks her a question he is showing interest in her and that's important. Here's an important clue also: the best questions to ask a woman are not always factual questions (who, what, when, where types of questions). The best questions are often feelings questions. For example, How did you feel about it when she said that to you? How would you want her to answer you about that? These are the type of questions that make women feel like they're being listened to and that makes them feel cared for and like they're connecting with their man.
His insight that he may be exhausting his patience by talking so long at night is a good one. Spending more time in little chunks during the day may be more worthwhile. He'll have to experiment and see how she feels about that. But certainly following those points above will help.
Here's a book that will help him as well and you might suggest it. I'll link the Amazon page so you can send it to him, The 5 Love Languages. It's a really good way to look at the situation and you'll see that over a thousand people have liked it on Amazon. So it's quite a good resource for him:
Okay, I wish you and him the very best!
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