Most Helpful Girl
... We have history and we've been through a lot together...
Just because two people Break up doesn't mean thry can'y and don't Make up and that it's Goodbye, my love forever. And with an "EX" who still Marks his X in your own softie spot here, dear, there is usually that opportunity that comes knocking again when they get in touch with you out of the blue because they are Missing the Kissing and... the history we've been through a lot together.
It's not saying that just because contact comes through, that you both would go back together or be hooked at the hip again. Many times over, even if it is a year from now, it's Friends with benefits and nothing more in store, just because they still feel the comfort of what they used to have when you were together as two birds of a feather.
Age is just a number, Not a reminder, I always say. Perhaps it is his young age that make your family rand friends React as they do and they feel he may have not experienced the same as someone who is '35,' but no matter Who it is, how old, I believe, they should still be there for you as someone who needs a shoulder to cry on and who has... a broken heart.
Good luck. xx