Hi All, My ex and I had been going out for 2.5 years and at the beginning, it felt like it was perfect. We always thought it was great and where happy. We saw other couples having trouble and we never really thought it would happen to us. Our personalities seamed to compliment each other. Fast forward to the last few months. We where both working a lot, and I had pretty much shut down communicating. I knew there was something wrong, but I didnt know what to do and my frustration translated to being even more shut away from her. Through the relationship, I would tease her (my way of showing her affection) and it frustrated her to no end, because she felt that I was not providing a balance with a lot of the romantic things, that make a couple, a couple. I know that I felt those feelings toward her, but I did not convey it enough to her. She is my best friend, and after we separated, we talked quite a bit about what went wrong, and how the communication was broken. I know that those things would be better, but she is afraid (I am too) that things wont be the same after this breakup.. I know that after a breakup you are supposed to not talk to one another, and she is being really good about it. Me, I feel like I'm the weaker one, and being a guy I want to go out and fix things. She tells me when we talk (text) that before she can be with me, she has to be first happy to herself and not use our relationship as a crutch. This meaning that our living circumstances where great, and that she doesn't want back into the relationship just for that, and that if we are to be together, that she wants it because she wants to be with me. I respect that. I guess what I want to know is, what do I do? I feel like she is being the strong one and I'm just a mess. I am trying really hard, but I miss her every second of the day and its all I can think about. I workout daily, try to get out and do things, yet its still there. I dont want to ruin the chance that we may be together, and I feel there is a good chance still. How do I not fuck this up more than it is? I already feel guilty for wrecking what we had. I miss my best friend! I also feel lost. Hence why I am here. I realize this may not be the clearest post, but I'm trying to put down how I feel without smoothing it over by editing it.