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Keeping In Touch With Your Ex

Updated on May 2, 2012

It can be a good thing.

Many people will likely tell you that you should only keep in touch with your ex only if you share children - and to keep interactions/conversations to a minimum. Of course, everyone has their own reasons for believing this.

In some situations this may be a good idea - depending upon the characteristics of the person you dated - but, in other situations, I think it's pure nonsense.

After all, dating is about getting to know a person and, if you learn that you are not compatible, it should not prevent you from remaining friends.

Let's explore this issue further, shall we?

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What's Your Opinion?

Is it a good idea to keep in touch with your ex?

Take a deep breath!

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comment on!

Peace of Mind

Perhaps you are afraid of what others may think if they see you hanging around with your ex. Perhaps you are not ready to hang out with your ex but would like simple conversation, from time to time.

There are ways to keep in touch with your ex without having the world as your judge, jury and executioner - without jeopardizing your life and lifestyle - and it's easier than ever if you keep in touch on-line. There are various on-line chat rooms you can meet up in; however, personally, I would prefer to touch base through Instant Messenger, e-mail or the occasional phone call.

I can't help but think it's unfair that wonderful people should be written out of our lives just because we had the misfortune of dating them in the past. It seems immoral for others to draw their own conclusions without taking time to learn the facts first.

Then Again...

Sometimes people just love to cause trouble for others. Their lives are so miserable, in one way or another, that they can't support people whose lives seem to be going well and will try their best to bring people down. It's still based on insecurity, which can easily lead to jealousy.

Do you think that people who make up rumors about others do so because their own lives are boring?

Be informed.

Regardless of my stand on this issue,

I would like to point out that I would

not keep in touch with an ex if I

thought there was any chance it would

destroy my current relationship.

I would love to hear your comments about this lens. Also, if you would like to add anything not covered here, please feel free to do so.

The Ex Guestbook - No, the guestbook is not going anywhere.

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      liamsquidoo 5 years ago

      Great lens, enjoyed reading it. Keep up squidooing :)

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      maryLuu 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Sometimes two people can make better friends that they were as spouses.

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      NassauDIvorceLawyer 6 years ago

      Hey great lens. keep in touch with your ex is a good topic.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      You've chosen an interesting subject which is bound to get people talking.

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