I appreciate your objective advice on the situation. I thought long and hard and I decided to put myself out there and I have a casual afternoon date this weekend.
Part of me continues to think about my ex because now and then I get a text from him. Also because I am still in mourning. He states "I appreciated you, thank you for all you did. I enjoyed your pictures." I don't know why he does that. I know he cared for me, but not deep enough to do anything to get me back. I think he just cannot emotionally express his feelings.
Can you give me some insight on why he is texting me like that. Do you think he misses me/miss the relationship or that he might be lonely. I know it might be hard to explain to be in his mind, but it be nice from a guy's perspective. I am going to try to keep my distance because I think that would be best. I feel that everytime I feel like I can finally move forward I just pushed backwards from him because of my feelings.
Dear Tracy,He is texting you back because you are encouraging him. You will not make a CLEAN break by staying in contact with.It is hard to stay completely away because you both have the habit of communication with each other.The only way you will move on is to tell him not to text you or contact you any longer because you belief it will be for the best.You can block your email, chat line, phone number, etc. and put an end to it, painful as it may be. This just prolongs the pain. The best way is to really put a stop to communicating. Stop it on your end and it will be stopped. That is the best way. It is really ultimately the kindest way even if appears to be the meanest way.It is good to start dating others. Do that and keep him out of your life because ht is best.I shall continue to keep you in my prayers.Warm regardsElliott
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