When you know a relationship with an ex isn't possible because they still have feelings for you and you've moved on, why do you pretend/say that you want that or allow contact between you and that person?
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People do this for one of two reasons.
First, they do it because they feel that it will make things easier on the other person. This is really just a cop-out. It's easier for THEM, not the person they broke up with. The person they broke up with would be far better off knowing that it's completely over, so they can move on.
Second, they do it to intentionally string the other person along, usually for sex.0