My ex and I are best friends, and they’re the only person i ever dated. They told me they still cared about me a couple of times, and I still care about them.
Is it bad to do that and still be really close? We’ve been asked if we got back together, because of hugs and sort-of hand-holding (but not exactly walking around or leaving them at our sides). Not to mention that all the flirtatious behavior from our relationship still spills around, like joking winks or getting pretty close in the personal space (not that I’m complaining, let’s be honest), to the point that I thought they were trying to kiss me the other day.
With all this, I just don’t know what to do. Like, do I bring it up and talk about our feelings, if it still seems like they’re being really touchy with me? Or should I just try to get over them and their new-found friendly affection?
I don’t mind it — it just fills me with an almost overly optimistic hope about “us” one day being a thing again, and I can finally just say yes to all the people asking. Whenever they would ask, they’d act so sorry (they dumped me), like, “Christ, this again wow.”
And just … I don’t know, a lot of mixed feelings. This is way too long, sorry. I’ll shush and stop trying to explain with so many details.