is it worth it? is it worth it to sit back and be toyed along while he “explores” with other people? absolutely not. You deserve to be a choice not a second option. You should not settle for anything less than what you deserve and you deserve someone who wants to be with you 100% and then there are no “chances” because its definite that that person WANTS to be with you and only you.
and as for your other question, i look at it like this.
" if two ex lovers can remain friends, it’s either they are still in love or never were"
for me, this quote is entirely true. I could never be just friends with my ex boyfriend because i still love him. He was my first love, my first everything. How can i just “be friends” with someone that was once my whole entire world. Who has seen and kissed every inch of my body? who knows more about me than anyone else? i can’t. And i’m willing to bet that its the same for you, you said you don’t want to be friends with him because you have a lot of feelings for him. EXACTLY. how can you just be friends with someone, when you want that person to hold you in their arms and tell you that they still love you. You can’t… unless you were never really in love.