My gf and I recently broke it off. I guess differing personalities..... She said it would be a better relationship if it was on a just friends basis. I respected that decision. I try really hard to continue a "just friends" relationship, but it feels like I'm doing it in vain. Awkwardness is a given. I'm always the one starting the "How're you lately". If I don't say anything, she won't ever ask how I am. So much for just friends. Besides that, another girl I used to have a thing with and I started talking again. It feels like there could be potential here, but everytime I think about my ex I kinda slump back into this withdrawn state. When is a good time to begin opening doors to others? cliffs: recent break up = me being confused. When is it okay for me to open up to other potential?