13. The breakup wasn’t his choice.
Breakups are always hard, more so if the breakup isn’t your choice. The person at the receiving end of the break up has a hard time accepting that the relationship is over for good.
His mind struggles for closure. He keeps on wondering, “What did I do wrong?”, “Why couldn’t I read the signs that it is going to end?”, “What could I have done differently to save the relationship?”
If your partner is still struggling with these questions in his mind, he is definitely not over his ex and he needs some time to sort his feelings before he can move forward in another relationship.