After a bad end to our relationship and 3 months of no contact my ex boyfriend contacted me after we saw each other at the same social event.
I had declined to attend a party being held at his house a few days after this event and he emailed me to tell me it was nice to see me the other day, that he hoped I was doing well. He was disappointed that I wasn't going to the party and said he'll try to find a day that works for me to have another party.
I did respond to tell him that it was also nice to see him, that I'm doing the best I can and that I hope he's also doing well. I mentioned that it was good he was using his bike this summer (we had talked about that when we last saw each other) and that the weather cooperated for the party that I didn't attend.
A friend tells me that we are handling things maturely and that communication is now reopened for us. I haven't heard from him since my email. Is this something that I just have to be patient about or can I send him another email to keep communication going? Someone told me I have to make it really hard for him but that seems counter-productive if you want to re-establish communciation.