From ex to friend?

My ex boyfriend and I broke up a month ago. He broke up with me but we didn't end on bad terms. We've hung out and spoken a few times since. I still have feelings for him but I've accepted he doesn't want to be in a relationship.

Let's say his name is John. When does he become John my friend and not John my ex? It feels weird using ex when we're trying to be friends but referring to him as my friend out loud to others also feels strange.
From ex to friend?
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