My ex and I were together for 5 years, and we share a 10 year age gap. We have a 3 year old son together. Due to issues with us arguing, he called it quits a few months ago. Here lately I decided to cut contact on days he has our son just to help me detach and move on, and to only contact me if it’s an emergency about our son (Don’t degrade me for this, I love my son very much and I only chose this option to see if I could detach from my ex. It’s temporary until i move on). My ex has twice gone against my wishes and will contact me during the period I’ve asked that he gives me space. He also keeps joking around asking if I’m seeing anyone, messing around with other guys, etc. I’m very confused. I do love him and I would love to have my family back together, but I’m not getting my hopes up. Why does he keep doing this? No negative remarks please. I’m just curious and confused.