We have recently slipped back into more of a friends role after he said he wasn't ready for anything more and didn't want to hurt me, as his heart is still broken. I'm usually just there as a shoulder to cry on, or someone to message when he's upset and feeling down due to the after-effects of his abusive relationship.
But, he surprised me today by texting me a "Hey" at 10:00 pm tonight. I responded with a "Hi" around 10:23 pm and he OPENED IT THE MOMENT HE GOT IT. But, didn't respond.
Seriously? I didn't know what to say as I'm used to just having to comfort him and not an actual conversation...he's the one who stopped our more than friends connection and I've backed away a lot since that conversation this past weekend.
Is he just checking to see if I'm still there? Or, did he find my response cold?
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He could have suddenly gotten busy, or he might have wanted to talk and not been sure what to say just as you weren't sure what to say. You'd be surprised how often that happens, so I'm not sure how much you should worry that he didn't respond. The thing that makes it look as if he's just using you though is the whole I'm not ready for a relationship because, as it turns out, my heart is still broken. That's rarely true for most guys.0