NovemberRain has suggested that after a breakup have no contact for 40 days. No calls, texting, visits. And then, after that, see if beginning a friendship is a good idea. A little over a month is a nice time frame to get some perspective, do some thinking, let pain and resentment subside. I tried it with a recent breakup and it did help immensely.
Best of luck to you! Sounds like the ex will sooner or later find he let a good thing go with you.
Last edited by opalescent; 10-29-2012 at 04:59 AM.