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I too was just going through this exact situation. Unfortunately, I am 39, and my ex is 39. He acts like he has the emotional maturity of guys your age. I can tell you, they don't change much with age. So, with that being said, you will get through it! My ex and I were together off and on for 2 years. I did the same thing as you and let him come back each time. I met him going through a divorce. Even though different circumstances, the bottom line is FEAR OF COMMITMENT! The two women mine got into a relationship right after, within weeks, could not threaten him. One lived 4 hours away, and now the new one just got a divorce and lives over an hour away. I wanted marriage, he has had two failed. Yours is just young and does not know any better. The other reason is habit. Yes, it is hard to have people leave our lives sometimes because they have been a part of it for so long. Bad habits are hard to break! So, with that being said, you need to do what I did. Stay away! Cry, sleep, mourn, talk to friends who will not tire of hearing about him, and eventually you will start taking care of yourself, get your confidence up, and then, when you start to notice other guys, you will know you are healing! Please try hard not to make him jealous because you know you will get a response from him. You don't need this right now. NO CONTACT whatsoever! Trust me, I have to look at pictures on Facebook as well, and you know what, it does not bother me as much now that it has been since March. Do not date right now. That will make it worse. You do not have to get even, or worry about being alone while he is not. Trust me, you will be the better person for it in the end!