Me and this guy dated a year ago for a while but broke after he had some family troubles and couldn’t deal with the stress of a relationship. He pushed me completely out of his life even though we were bound to see each other. A year after we broke up (which is the beginning of this past summer) we start talking again and he apologizes for everything and we made up and became best friends again. Along with that we started flirting and a couple months later we fall into the same routine as if we were dating but without the title. We hang out when we both are available and its a great time since we are so comfortable with each other. I have tried talking to him about where we are at and what will happen with us but he never has given me a straight up answer till yesterday. He finally opened up and told me he loved me and saw a future with me, but before we get to that we need to take a step back from us. I am deeply confused as to why we would move back instead of forward with how he feels. He mentioned how it doesn’t feel “right” how right now isn’t the time for us. He also mentioned us talking to other people but still having the emotional connection. Essentially, he loves me and wants to be with me eventually but not right now. And if he wants to see other people before focusing on us, I just don’t understand why.. Thoughts anyone? Please.