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He's grieving the loss of your relationship even though he knows it's for the best. Remaining friends is possible but not at this point. You both need time to completely get over each other and move on with your lives so no contact is best and right now that's not happening (one of you keeps texting for one reason or another which opens up the communication and the feelings resurface). Give it 6mths or a year with no contact at all, then see.