4. Reject the “friendship request.”
He may say “but we can still be friends.” No, you can’t be friends and you know that. Don’t trick yourself, whether you broke it off on good terms or bad terms, you can’t instantly become friends. Speeding up a friendship when the heart is still aching will only lead to more pain, distress, and probably a worse breakup experience.
Friendship can only be the result of you holding no romantic emotions for one another anymore.