Most Helpful Guy
Here it is... Some people can't stand being not liked...
It's hard to let go of an ex on good terms, a little confusing, especially when you leave as "friends".
Its like... A part of him is still connected to you, and he thinks about you, from time to time... A part of you in his mind is "his" ... Though he knows its not right, and you'll eventually end up with someone else... He can't help but care.
The reason he keeps you at arms length... He knows the more time you spend together; it increases the likelihood one or both of you may again develop feelings.
I don't know the reasons why are the terms of your break up... But my impression is that you both loved each other but, towards the end, something happened... a falling away of some sort... Am I wrong?
Most Helpful Girl
I like it, it means he still cares.