Almost every guy I am friends with is an ex, and it's fine. I do have to be sure to reign in the flirting a bit (I am a giant flirt) because it irritates J since I have dated them in the past. He only has an issue with one guy...but we do hang out with him and his new girl...that seems to work for J.
I have two ex husbands. I am good friends with the first one, as is my current husband. the second ex is out of my life for good and forever, thank goodness! But if everyone gets along, why not be friends?
Depends. I have had one serious bf who I still talk to and am friends with. Mostly because we had been through a lot together, and known each other for so long that for him to be out of my life, and my families life is just not an option. Thank god he gets along with my current bf!! I don't know what would have happened if my current bf didn't agree with me being friends with him.
I am still very good friends with some ex's. While the friendships are defiantly not as strong as the used to be, I like to think it is possible to remain friends. However, this is DEFIANTLY not always the case!
I've managed to stay friends-ish with one of my exes, but not the ex i tried to stay friends with. I say, let things happen however they happen and if you end up coming back together as friends after it all, cool. It's less likely to happen, unfortunately.
It really honestly depends on the person and the circumstances surrounding you and your exes. Did you break up with them fairly scratch free or was their alot of angry feelings? All break ups are nasty and hurt alot but some are more... easier then others. If you broke up with minimal angry feelings towards each other it's possible to stay as friends. Now if it was a nasty break up, it still is possible to be friends but alot harder.
I personally though would probably not stay friends with my exes. It makes things weird. Except, I don't have any exes so my insight is solely one as an observer.
One ex is my best friend. I know thats a line that can be stereotyped, but he was always important to me, it was just unfortunate (and very much not planned) for us to lose the romantic connection. I wouldn't give up his friendship for ANYTHING--not until he himself decides its time.
My boyfriend trusts me, just as I trust him with his ex. We are both adults and understand the consequences of taking those past relationships too far. I am very lucky that he understands how important my best is to me, and can sympathize with me when it hurts to remember what didn't happen.
As for the other exes... I play phone tag with one because I don't mind talking to her, although its pretty obvious she isn't interested in me without a romantic flame. Drama llama, as it were. The others are banished to the 'do not answer' profile on my phone--no ringing, no texts, no names. Just Over.
I am kind of friends with only one of my ex's. My boyfriend at the time never knew we hung out, but I immediately warned my boyfriend now of the situation and he is fine with it. As long as I don't cheat or anything, he is cool with it. Now its not like me and my ex hang out like good buddies, but we saw each other about once a week for about 2 months or so. We don't really talk much or see each other anymore because of other reasons, but honestly no matter what, he will always be my friend and he knows he can come to me if he needs anything. I think for him the feeling is semi-mutual because of these other reasons that will go unmentioned. Now on the other hand, my boyfriend is friends with some of his ex's and I'm completely fine with that, but if he were to hang out with him, I might have a problem. Call me a hypocrite.But all of his ex's are in a different state so we haven't encountered this problem yet.
I'm still friends with some of my ex's because it didnt'a all end badly. It works ok with my relationship and my guy is really laid back which is nice. I don't flirt with them or anything like that and we are still as happy as we have ever been
So who here thinks its ok to stay friends with ur ex's?? And if u think it's ok how has it affected ur life (relationship wise)??
I'm friends with all ex's pretty much aside from my ex husband. However, I don't think it's okay for my fiance' to be friends with his exes... I know that might seem like a double standard but he doesn't like any of his exes and I'd find it really strange if they started being friends now. I have remained friends with mine long before I met my fiance'.
I know that in some cases it's possible. I personally wouldnt recommend it. The hubs tried to remain friends with his ex while we were dating and it would drive me nuts and I wasnt even jealous of her or worry about him leaving me. It just wasnt healthy. I have had friends who have remained friends after their breakup. I personally dont think I could. There is a reason as to why they are your ex right?