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I'm going through the same exact thing... How I've been handling it:
1. Letting him initiate all communication. He was the one who needed space...
2. Let him know your feelings about it... that he's hurting you etc.
3. Try to be positive whenever he does contact you to make it seem like you are OK with living your live without him, and also so he can associate good positive feelings with you.
4. Don't pressure him with when you are going to get back together... just go with the flow and let it evolve naturally. (I'm struggling with this one).
The only difference is that my boyfriend actually broke up with me so he wouldn't have the mental 'demands' of a relationship. He says for me not to read into as much and it's not about me or us because we are fine and will get back together. He just jumped into another relationship too quickly after his last one (of 5 years ended) and needs time to heal from that, plus work stress wasn't helping at all.
I would do some soul searching so you can possibly try to pinpoint the reason why you think he needs some space and try to remedy it. Good luck! :)