story short my ex dumped me and broke my heart. we were dating off and on for over a year and he was always the one to end things with me and I would always chase after him. no matter what he did to me I would always forgive him.. even though I knew I shouldn't have.
this time.. two months ago he ended things with me again and it ended pretty bad. I was heart broken, a mess and mentally drained... instead of chasing him.. this time I immediately went into NC with him and removed him from my life to try and move on.
during the 2 months of nc.. I've decided to concentrate on myself and family. my grandfather had a massive stroke(he also has other health problems as well) so I decided to take a break from college and help out to take care of him.. because of this I basically disappeared from a lot of our mutual friends lives because taking care of my grandfather is basically a full time job and well draining at times to... both mentally and physically.
my ex eventually broke NC and reached out to me a week ago saying that he hopes I'm okay and that everyone is worried about me and to please get in contact with them and tell them I'm okay.
i decided to not reply back to his text.. whether it was a good thing that I did I don't know.
i still care for him and love him.. but at the same time I just don't want to open up to him, get my hopes up and then have to start the healing process all over again.
my exs mother has cancer and I guess during the week she had to be admitted into the hospital. I know he is in a bad place right now.. and I feel like I can relate to him in some way because I'm basically going through a hard time as well with my grandfather.
i don't know whether to send him a text saying that I heard about how he is going through a hard time right now and that he and his loved ones are in my prayers and that I hope he is okay.
i know I'm over thinking this.. but I just don't know if its a good idea or not to reopen that door with him or to just keep a strict nc with him.