My ex and I ended things a few weeks ago. The breakup was because of distance, since we would both be leaving for school and would be several states apart. It was a great relationship and ended amicably, but we haven't talked since the breakup. He said that he felt it would be better if we were just friends because a LDR would hurt too much. I would love to be friends because I care a lot for him still (we were good friends before dating), but I'm not sure when would be too soon to start talking again. I know a relationship wouldn't work out, so that's not a motive. I just genuinely want to keep him as a friend. Would it be a negative thing to contact him anytime soon about staying friends?