I totally agree with you! You are correct! It is better to stay away, and then be friends later on.in my experience, stay away. your friendship can endure eventually - just give yourselves time to heal from each other. I have stayed friends only with exes after we both had new relationships or time passed. it is possible but takes time. if you don't let each other go first, confusion steps in and messes everything up.
then you need Dr. Phil.what if both of us don't wanna let go but are both afraid to try again?