So my ex has continued to text me periodically even though I told him I was moving on and seeing someone else exclusively. So today I finally decided it was time to respond and try a different tactic than what I had previously told him. I responded to a text that he had sent me last week and I told him that I was sorry that I hadn’t been responding to his texts. I also told him that I was trying to build something new for my future. I told him that although I love and respect him, it is difficult to move on with him in my life. I told him that I wish him the best and that I hope he finds happiness. He texted back immediately with an odd reaction. He was like I was just trying to say hello. Then he wished me luck with my new relationship. I told him thank you and left things there.
It is interesting to me that he would have that sort of reaction because it seemed completely out of context for the situation. Come to think about it, he had a similar out of context reaction when I ended things between us. I’m starting to think he just doesn’t know how to respond to this situation.
I am hoping that after the exchange today that he will start to understand how I am feeling and finally start putting some distance between us.