What does it mean when your ex boyfriend breaks up with you but really insists on being friends immediately after?

Maebaee
I'm (25) with my ex is (33).

I was in a relationship with him for about 2-3 months. I knew he had commitment issues due to past trauma. We dove into the relationship in the beginning very fast and after about the first month we agreed to take things slow.

The relationship was going great. I stayed over during weekends and the last weekend was like any ordinary. He surprised me with a game I had been wanting and we played together. He was very big on PDA and nothing was unusual over the weekend. By Monday he broke up with me... said he thought he was ready for a relationship and to commit but wasn't. That it was him and not me. That I was perfect and treated him better than any of his previous relationships. I was hurt as anyone would be. I didn't understand and I needed space to clear my head.

The breakup was unexpected. We had 0 problems in the relationship. During the next couple days he messaged me often. During the breakup he said he really wanted to be friends and didn't want me out of his life. I told him I couldn't be friends, but he's been very insistent on it.

I don't understand why he's so adamant on being friends. He knows I still have feelings for him. We met on Tinder, and the relationship happened pretty fast. It was not like we were friends previously with a foundation made. During the relationship he was like my best friend but the foundation was still of romantic interest. So it's hard to just be friends. I don't understand where his head is in all of this.. I'm really confused.
What does it mean when your ex boyfriend breaks up with you but really insists on being friends immediately after?
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