LONDON: Robert Pattinson cut off contact with Kristen Stewart when they decided to split. Sources say it was Rob’s idea for the pair not to be in touch. “It was Rob’s decision that the two of them not communicate for a while,” a friend of Kristen’s tells HollywoodLife.

”Rob felt like it was just too difficult for the two of them to move on if they kept in contact. They both want to be able to talk one day, but it’s still too soon and there are too many raw emotions from both sides involved. “Rob was in no way nasty about it. He actually thought he was helping Kristen by setting this boundary of no communication — that it would actually speed up the recovery process. “They both continue to have the utmost respect for each other and love for each other. When they were on speaking terms, it would always eventually lead to tears and it was just too painful for both of them. “At first Kristen was like, ‘No, no, I can handle it,’ but Rob knows Kristen inside and out and knew that not speaking would in fact be the most loving thing to do for now.”–ES