Most Helpful Girl
I have always found with an 'Ex' that an X Marks their hearts and find that because you both Break Up doesn't mean you can't Make Up as well.
However, more than often it is a Friends with benefits factor, and with something like this, it gets Comfy and cozy and----Nothing More and nothing less... No birds of a feather who stick together at this time.
He doesn't want to lead you on so this is why he reminds you not to wear your heart on your sleeve. He wants you in his life, but the minute things get too 'Close' for Comfort, he backs away, puts up his guard, remembers what he is Sticking to, and Doesn't-----Want to hurt you.
It is what it is for now, sweetie. You can either stay in the game and hope things will change, or someday give him his walking papers, move on and find someone who may want more than a Friends in need nest.
Good luck. xx0