I'd really like some advice because I feel very upset, my boyfriend of 5 months broke up with me yesterday after moving away to college a few days ago. He texted me saying that it was different now that he was actually there, and he wouldn't be able to come home as often as he thought. He moved 3 hours away. He also said long distance relationships were hard work and that meeting people was probably the biggest part of college life. I then asked him if even cared at all about me and he said he did care about me, but he realizes we're different people and maybe weren't even right for each other. This hurt the most of all because everything in our relationship up to this point, to me anyway, was absolutely amazing. We did a lot of fun things together, and it was always the best time. He also said it would be easier to end it now than hurt me more down the line.
So anyway after this he called me on the phone to talk. Before the phone call I thought he had flat out dumped me because he met another girl or something, and this was the end. But on the phone he told me that other things needed his full attention right now, he said he was going to be really busy, and that he was breaking up with me, not dumping me. Apparently by this he meant that it just couldn't work out right now. He asked me how I could think he didn't care about me, and said this was really hard for him. I begged him to try and make things work and tried to go over our options, but he said his mind was made on this. I asked him if he'd met another girl and he said he hadn't, and that he'd barely met anyone beyond acquaintance level at this point. He told me this was one of the best summer's of his life, and I told him it WAS my best summer. I asked him if he lost interest in me, and he said he never did. I asked him the things he didn't like about me and he said very little. I told him he had the best personality of any guy I'd ever met and I wouldn't change a thing about it, and that I wouldn't find anyone else better. I told him if he met another girl she wouldn't care about him as much as I did, and he agreed on this, and was surprised how much I actually do care about him. I asked him if I had went to school with him this year, things would be different, and he said he believes they would.
So anyway I asked him if he still wanted to be friends and he said he did. He said I could call him whenever I wanted, and I asked him how much was "too much" for calling, he said that was up to me. I said was once a week okay and he said I could call more than that if I wanted. He said he'd talk to me on skype and we could even visit each other. I asked him if he thought there's a chance when he came back next summer we could get back together, and he said it could happen, anything was possible.
All of this makes me just not want to give up. I'll likely even hook up with him when we visit. I just want to know what other people think, am I doing the right thing by staying in contact with him? I can't imagine losing him, he's the best guy that's ever come to me. I don't even care if he hooks up with other girls as long as he's safe, and if we're on a break right now, I'm willing to wait for him. I'm going to try and do constructive things with my time, like continuing to workout everyday, play guitar, and be social so I'm open to meeting new people and new guys if it happens. What do you guys think? The funny thing is, when we were together we barely texted, but now talking on the phone to him will be like a new and fun experience. I'm trying to be optimistic, am I doing it the right way? Thanks so much for reading all this, and thanks for the reply.