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I'm reading..give me one moment.
I have read it a few times to absorb it all.
Even though you had to reach out for that response, I think he did a great job in being honest and open. Yes it hurts, but reacting in anger won't serve you. It hurts the self esteem for sure, but you can heal from this. You will find another when the time is right...it didn't click for him but that doesn't mean you aren't good enough....the fit just wasn't there for him.
If you read what you just wrote, you did see things...you initiating communication, him not communicating with you well when you weren't together...you relied on the times together and they were good but maybe just not enough for him. I know you want to tell him negative things and that is because your pride is hurt and that is understandable...I think your response could be something like this....
'Thank you for your honesty. While I wish that your feelings were different and that we shared the same desire, I understand and wish you well always. I have enjoyed our time together and had hoped to continue building upon things. Have a wonderful new year and best wishes, always.'
You are responding with grace and dignity and that serves you...this isn't about him, but you get to carry your head high.
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