I'm a pisces, and I will try to tell you how we work..
Going through a breakup... this is a process it's not just one day your fine and over it. Dealing with all of the sadness is something that takes me deeper in a whirl-wind of how & what I can do to BE great & Find someone who really nutures me fully, (girl even those lil messages help!!!) I listen all the time, though one of my biggest faults is getting in hermit mode and living in my head of fantasies..
Very cautious at times of breakups and also high tension sitiuations. I'll wait till the storm is over to be fully prepared to do it right with someone who is willing to do just that as well, be happy with yourself and he with him.
Sounds like he's doing what I would do, take care of # 1, which is a trial every toiling hour... I have a lot of emotions to sort through at times as this, & always make a get away plan at precisely the right timing all to say hello to that person who cared & still cares for me.
Just figure out if you guys could atleast meet up in person, face to face is our favorite time to talk, and we'll be so truthful to any doting ear.
Just think if you did live closer or maybe in an effort to just meet up once, all else will then fall in it's place dear