Most Helpful Guy
Not desperate... just hurt!
The distance thing and school can be a very difficult time on a relationship. I know it does not feel real great right now, but , it is probably for the best.
I went through the same scenario... broke up with my high school sweetheart and I felt like crap for a few weeks. It took a good month or more to get back to the norm... but during that period I got back to who I was and not the couple that everyone knew us to be in High School.
Long distances are hard on a relationship. It is to be expected sometimes when you don't see the person for weeks on end. It is very difficult to keep the connection.
I do think he is likely seeing someone now and feels guilty talking to you in anyway whatsoever, so that is why he has given you the cold shoulder. He did not handle it well. If he was at all having any kind of feelings for someone else, he should have been honest with you and just say that the distance was not working for him and been a little more sensitive to the issue.
If I were you I would not take it too hard, your young and will probably find someone, as nice, or even better. It is true when they say, a door closes for a reason, so that another can open.
Most Helpful Girl
Long-distance relationships are difficult. I have been through them and the distance really got to me. I had broken up with guys due to distance so I might be able to relate to the guy. I think he is very conflicted and I think your friend is right in that he is avoiding you because he is taking it hard too. Take deep breaths and just calm down, okay? I know it hurts. He may want to be friends but I think it will take a while for the both of you to stop hurting. I think he does still have feelings for you, but distance is a huge factor and could be one of the main reasons he wanted to be friends instead. I know it's hard but try to move on from here, don't let yourself be let down.