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Does being friends with an ex really work?
Some people claim that they could be friends with their exes after they break up. Other people claim they could not. Here is an interview off the record with someone who managed to become friends after a break up and explains how it can be done.
Jen Panaro: Are you friends with any of your exes? Off The Record: I think almost all of them
JP: What was the reason you broke up? OTR: Each was for a different reason... I think I was the one who ended the relationship in the end...Some I just lost that loving feeling...Some I just knew it would not be forever...Some I did not trust...
JP: How long after the break up did you agree to be friends? OTR: It was never an agreement. It just ended amicably with both of us respecting the break up. We were able to still care for one another on a different level.
JP: Do you believe after two people break up they could go back to being friends? OTR: As long as both are on the same page. Feelings have to simmer down and when each meets the next person in their life, all is healed and a friendship can happen as long as the present person is not threatened by the friendship.
JP: Was it easy? OTR: Yes... to be friends...But the days leading up to the break up it was tough and sometimes hurtful to know that this was going to end.
There is a saying that time heals all wounds. After some time old lovers can go back to being friends.