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You might want to start by having your friend talk to him so that he can hear for himself that you're not merely making an excuse. The worst is a 2 month span without contact and not noticing anything wrong. This is harder to explain. Unfortunately for him, it really is as if you broke up with him because that's all he's been thinking about for two months. You need to do more than convince him that the email was false. You have to figure out why that long span of isolation happened and what that means going forward.