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How to be friends with your ex?

  1. pranav k profile image61
    pranav kposted 6 years ago

    How to be friends with your ex?

  2. Parks McCants profile image74
    Parks McCantsposted 6 years ago

    Set the anger aside. Find what mutual respect remains in the relationship, and run with it. Accept the difference between pysical envolvement, and plutonic freindship.

    Good luck!

  3. Eliminate Cancer profile image58
    Eliminate Cancerposted 6 years ago

    Think of it as something new.  Not the ex, but a friend.  No expectations anymore, just open to what is possible.

  4. rob_allen profile image83
    rob_allenposted 6 years ago

    Let go of bitterness and anger. Learn to accept the truth and move on. That way, i guess, you can be friends with your ex

  5. weestro profile image82
    weestroposted 6 years ago

    Looking back, my ex gave me quite the gift... read more

  6. alisha4u profile image38
    alisha4uposted 6 years ago

    I think it's really hard to be friends with someone you've been in relation with...Success rate is not so high, cuz Expectations come in between...

    If you can manage to be Neutral, it will work....

  7. Mary Stuart profile image80
    Mary Stuartposted 6 years ago

    I suppose the first step is to forgive and to admit to your part in the demise of the relationship. In some instances I am not sure that a friendship is possible. Sometimes the relationship is simply dangerous and should not be approached ever again. In the event that a friendship can develop I think repentance and forgiveness are the places to start.

  8. That Grrl profile image73
    That Grrlposted 6 years ago

    After a divorce you need to take time to rebuild yourself and, if you choose, you can rebuild your relationship with your ex-husband or ex-wife too. It's about deciding what your priorities are and acting upon them. Keeping bitter feelings, having vengeance, etc. are not important enough to me versus rebuilding something of the friendship we had. read more

  9. laziam profile image59
    laziamposted 6 years ago

    Being bitter is okay cause it is what people do to show they are hurt, but do not let it overwhelm you. Do not contact him / her until you are really over him / her. Avoid talking about what happened between you, but do not lie to yourself -- do not rush things.

    When you're so done with your bitterness, accept your faults and shortcomings, but do not blame anyone, even yourself, for the break-up.

    Know when you're ready. Find someone else / focus on other things.  When you're confident enough of your feelings, then start talking to him / her and be friends again.

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    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    Try to call and remove the misunderstandings in friendship.