My ex and I broke up about four months ago. He broke up with me because he thinks that we are not compatible. He was often unkind and I'm very sensitive and was very unhappy with him. Though I did love him very much.
We have both dated other people since the break. I did the rebound thing, and found it wasnt that fulfilling. I'll wait till I have healed to start looking again. He started dating a co-worker immediately after I told him about the rebound guy, and they are still dating. But they are seriously dating. My ex is a serious kinda guy.
My question is about my ex's behavior. He wants to be my friend, but he acts very uncomfortable around me.
He doesn't talk to me when he is with his girlfriend. Which I have told him off for several times.
He doesn't talk to me around our mutual friends much either. Except when he's drunk, then he will follow me around and try to make small talk. And sometimes he'll get a little touchy-feely with me. Which bothers me as he only does this when drunk and not around his gf. And we are over, so..
He will call me every week. But he acts real nervous about asking me if I want to hang out. When we do hang out, he is uncomfortable sitting next to me on the couch. He will sit on the other side of the room. He shakes my hand when he leaves. He never really has anything to say... He mentions his gf every once in a while..
I don't understand why he acts like this. I know it is a difficult situation, but I don't see how to be friends with him when he acts like we've just met or something...
Any ideas why he acts like this or how to deal with it so we can be friends? Or should I just not care anyway...