We were apart for several months, and remained friends. We saw other people, and eventually got back to together, and we have been living happily ever after for the past 2. We are that delusional couple who likes to pretend like the breakup never happened though. However through his continued communication it became apparent that he truly had changed. We got back together and got engaged about 8 months later.
However, I think my situation is extremely rare. Wow, that must have been incredibly hard! My boyfriend broke up with me a month ago after 1 year and a half and living together for 8 months.
Thanks for your story! I got in a cycle with my ex that we would break up, not talk for a month or so, start talking again and then we would get back together. Sometimes it can work.