Sorry for this being so long. Six months ago my ex and I broke up. I was under the worst stress of my life with tons of problems that I was facing. Because of the stress I didn’t notice the signs that I was pushing away my ex as I tried to deal with the stress. She eventually gave up trying and broke up with me because she believed I no longer cared for or loved her. It was a horrible break up and we haven’t spoken since. I spent that last six months dealing with the issues causing my stress and have recently worked though all the problems. The whole time I missed my ex very much and now that I’m over the stress I see now how much of an idiot I was to not see what was happening between me and my ex. If I had been just a bit more open about my problems and paid more attention to her we would still be together. I let her down and I feel horrible about it. I want to fix our relationship but I don’t want to hurt her further by talking to her if she is getting over me but I don’t know if she is just waiting for me to say I’m sorry and the longer I wait the more it hurts her. I have no idea how she will react after six months of not talking to her. I messed up big time but I don’t know if I should try and fix it or just let it go. I want nothing more then for us to be back together but I don’t want to hurt her anymore.