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Just because two people Break up doesn't mean they can't and don't Make up and that it's Good-bye forever, my love. And with an "EX" who still Marks an X in your softie spot here, dear, there is usually motive in mind when the time comes and With This--------I accepted to stay friends and get some closure.
You have found out that on top of the relationship that went bad, he is also no friend but just someone who keeps you at arm's length, which is harm's way to you and your heart, because you are a convenience that he still feels comfy with due to your history that you both have had together and yes... takes you for granted because you are always there for him and he knows it.
From where I am sitting, not sure if you have Friends with benefits, I can only speculate, but one thing is for sure, you need to let go of this skeleton which probably should have stayed in the closure closet.
However, if you begin a new beguine, just for laughs and giggles, play your cards right and show him you are your own straw boss and will not stand for it, he may just jump through a few hoops he has never jumped through before and who knows... he could end up to be at your beckoning call by your next birthday.
If you just feel it's time to say Good-bye, then let go and let God and move on to someone who wants the same things as you do and... let the past float in the wind.
Good luck. xx