OP here. Thanks for the replies, miners. It's very appreciated.
Another question: We started to watch an anime together when we were dating and it seems like he wanted to finish it with me. How do I deal with watching it? Actually, in general, how do I deal with being friends with him?>>7601
He didn't really do anything. The first time I asked for space was because I knew it would make me sad if he contacted me. The second time was a day after he told me he was interested in someone else. Overall, I don't want to talk to him at the moment because I know it'll just make me unhappy. I guess the reason why I believe I have another chance at him is because he asked why I didn't argue with him to get him back. He said he would have and that it's nice to be optimistic. That was when he brought up the idea of possibly being in a relationship again after we both grow. This was brought up a second time a couple days after. Additionally, he kept telling me things that made me feel irreplaceable. Stuff about how I'm a "wonderful human being", how he still "kind of likes me", how I'm "one of his favorite people", how I "don't have double standards", how I have "a lot of self control" and how I'm the only female who has ever cared for and understood him. This was during the time where he told me about his depression. I just feel like I'll definitely get back with him at some point. I also feel like complete scum for even thinking of tearing apart his relationship. He says all these things that indicate a high opinion and I don't live up to them in the slightest. I told him good luck and everything with his new endeavor, but my feelings don't match up to this gesture and I hate it.>>7603
Hmm, I never thought of it this way. I guess you really do have to learn to do things for yourself before you can do things for others. Do you have any advice for not giving mental energy to this? I've been trying to entertain and distract myself but my mind just keeps focusing on him and this situation.>>7604
Thanks for your blessing, anon.