Mar 12, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
I feel like I'm in some sort of dead end at this point in my life. The roots are in my "love" life, but it's starting to affect my mood and other things I do.
How do you deal with friendship and exes? The guy I dated for a couple of great months broke up because he was "not ready to commit."
Now he is back in my life as a friend. We chat occasionally, and even hung out as friends. I'd say we get along very well. We chat, we laugh, we share personal stuff. I am being honest when I say I am happy to have him around as a friend and I know he hasn't been dating around since we split up. Doesn't mean he won't, though.
We have both been very quiet about our love lives, that being the one thing we haven't discussed.
The problem is I have tried to date others, and it's not been easy. Of course part of me wants us to get back together but I am under no illusion that that's not what he wants, and I respect that. I know he still likes me, I just don't know how.
I thought it would be easy to have him as a friend - and so far, it is - but I wonder if I will be able to deal with him telling me he has started dating people.
I was never in a situation like this with someone I still like. I'm trying to contact him less and less but it's getting painful, I like talking to him. And I'm sure he likes talking to me too.
Is there ever a chance of getting back together with a friend?
It's only been 1.5 months since the split so I feel it's early to even bring anything up but should I even ? Or should I just keep being a good friend and eventually my feelings will fade?
I don't know if he can, or would, ever change his mind. I don't want to make a wrong step and push him away, but perhaps keeping the status quo is the only way to go for now.