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Being the Break up was a 'Mutual one,' you now have to Understand with this Man that things may never go back to the "Way we Were," and he may Instead... Suggest Friends with Benefits."
This is One road that you don't want to take. If anything, try and stay friends for now and if it doesn't work the way that you want it, then Focus more on you. You may find out that you would have to then Begin your own Beguine of "Starting over" again alone.
There are cases where couples do end up to be Besties, but it's very rare. However, no matter the case, the History of His and Her is something that will always live within.
Having him in your own life as a Friend to the End is better than nothing, I am sure. But it all depends too on how he shows you what kind of a Friend he intends to be after this break up.
Good luck. xx