Most Helpful Guy
I can't speak for your ex, but I personally had no interest in simply keeping my ex around for convenience or as a friends with benefits.
I broke up with my ex earlier this year, due to conflicts of perspective and a lack of respect. The relationship had soured, however, we came into the relationship as best friends. I've traveled the world with her, treated her family like my own, and this is the only ex that my mom was truly fond of. We had gone though so much together, and there was a chemistry that was too amazing to throw away, so i advocating for remaining friends.
From Feb-May, it was an awkward transition period, and there were points were each of us felt foolish af. We had a long convo about setting boundaries and expectations. Since i didn't want any confusion, the top items were no sex or intimacy! NOTHING confuses a relationship more than adding in sex and intimacy. We also agreed to giving each other space.
After the beak in period, we were finally able to grow with each other, in ways that the relationship prevented us from doing. Things aren't perfect, but we still travel together, we support each other emotionally and spiritually, and we keep each other in check.
I'm not sure about your ex's maturity, so I'm only sharing my story as an example that a friendship can be salvaged. If your ex comes off as someone who doesn't stick to his convictions, then I wouldn't recommend entertaining his bs.
Most Helpful Girl
TRUE i don't know if id want him back either, I really hate excuses like that, like i understand parents divorces are really hectic however thats when you need someone the most.. I always get suspicious when people try to break up with others and use the excuse of "you deserve better or i can't give you what you need" blah blah blah