The question of whether or not to remain friends with an ex is one that many people might struggle with after a break-up. Different people have different views on just about everything, including relationships. The choice to remain friends with an ex may vary from person to person, and may occur because of different reasons.
When a relationship comes to an end, the usual thing to do is to leave the past in the past, and move on with life. But, for some people, that's easier said than done. Walking away from a person that you love and care about, might be a hard thing to do.
In order for a friendship to ensue after a relationship has ended, you first have to explore the reasons as to why there was a break-up in the first place.
If a relationship was toxic and ended on bad terms, a friendship might not be such a good idea.
If you constantly fought and didn't get along almost all the time, then maybe you should just move on .
If the relationship was serious (by serious I mean, long and committed), then being friends might be almost impossible. There will always be some lingering memory of times shared, and there will always be feelings there.
I think that remaining friends with an ex is a personal choice, and that it all depends on the kind of relationship it was. If the relationship wasn't serious, then I'm all for being cordial - at best. If the relationship was serious, then a friendship might not be the most possible idea (at least, not right away). But time has a way of changing things sometimes, so you just never know what the future holds. But ultimately, the way I see it is - an ex is an ex for a reason.
Do you have an ex that you are friends with? if not, could you be friends with an ex?
I could be cool with an ex but friends is bit much. I like being able to stay on good terms but getting too close could be dangerous especially if either of us have someone new in our lives
My thoughts exactly! It doesn't hurt to stay on good terms at all, but anything more will definitely cause complications. It's best to let an ex stay where he or she belongs...... in the past!