Are we not friends anymore?
No, we still are.
Are you going to stop loving me?
No, I still do.
We didn’t have sex when we dated, are we going to start now?
In your dreams, Hon.
So what’s the difference between dating and not? Just the relationship status?
That was pleasant. Maybe some folks are too old and tired for drama. Age does that to people, you know; teach you thing or two about letting go and healing. Older folks are too forgetful to expect permanence and remember too well that all wounds heal. Some folks are just lucky enough to have romance outweighed with age.
A breakup is not the end of future involvements, not the end of respect and kindness for each other. A breakup can be an acknowledgment of unconditional love, whatever is the relationship status.