my ex and I broke up due to many reasons especially age. he said it might work in the future and I've been holding on to that hope for so long. we still talk a lot everyday just without the relationship stuff, he always calls me someone like his sister and asks me if I'm seeing other people. I'm madly in love with him and it is likely that he is too but is just trying to hide it because he's good at that. we still communicate about everything in our lives really openly and we are the bestest of friends but I want to be more than that in the future. am I holding on to a false hope?