Some exes that drug things along became a habit to break. It was never love, cuz someone who loves you will show genuine regard for how their actions/inactions affect u. They simply became a bad habit we need to break, & lessons to never forget.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. What great words of wisdom! Taking that first step is always the hardest. Fear is a hindrance. Step past it.