How would you feel if you ran into your ex somewhere? Would you greet them or would you find a place to hide? Do you hope that you will continue to communicate and stay in touch? Is it possible to be friends with someone who was once the most important person in your world?
You Know Them Well
Someone you used to love not easily removed from your memory. You have shared memories and emotions and experiences. These are not easy things to just put aside and erase?
Some think that keeping in touch with your ex can only hurt you and delay the healing process. Some also think its possible to maintain friendship with your ex. Here a few things to consider:
- Time To Move On!
Some times you shouldn’t try to be friends with an ex-love. If they treated you badly during the course of your relationship, you should not try to be their friend. If you lost the spark somewhere and think you may be sticking around in hopes that you can rekindle the flame, you shouldn’t be friends. If you have a tendency to over glamorize the past and over reminisce, you shouldn’t be friends. If it didn’t work the first time, it’s highly unlikely that it will work this time.
- Don’t Let Go!
Just because it didn’t work out romantically, it doesn’t mean you cant be friends. You do know each other well. You know what you like and don’t like. You have a solid foundation for a friendship. it doesn’t mean a friendship won’t work out either. But it’s not a good idea to jump into a friendship right away
- A Healthy Friendship
This type of friendship can work if you keep in touch and truly care about your ex and their well being. You can still celebrate shared events and most importantly, you can be supportive.
If you don’t set clear boundaries with your ex, it may be difficult to maintain a friendship. when this happens, your romance may spark up again, this would be problematic if you have already moved on to a new partner. If you do have a new love, be open and honest about your past relationships. Be sensitive to the feelings of all concerned.