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If you truly like your partner, "let's stay friends" has some emotional appeal to it and it eases a little bit of the pain of a breakup. (I know he did he breaking up but hat doesn't mean that he doesn't feel any pain because of it.) However, it is an extremely difficult thing to do, primarily because one person usually wants to try to get the relationship back together. Any they may be vey subtle or coy in their efforts to make that happen.