Wouldn't it be easier for them and fair to a dumpee just to no see them anymore and maybe proceed friendship later, when raw feelings calmed down?
Most Helpful Guy
It depends on many factors, like how did you break up, how long does your relationship last? because it is so easy to be a friend of your ex if your relationship was 6 months or so rather than 5 or 6 years. Also , the reason for the break up is so important in switching an ex to " just a friend ". The real problem is there's a possible chance to be a rebound thing which is not an appealing idea TBH.
I believe you could greet him if you run into him at Walmart or sth , but that doesn't mean you are friends. He is a guy you used to be with and that's it. Let him go girl, life is too short to think about "exes".
Most Helpful Girl
It's extremely possible, it just takes time. My ex and I are finally friends two years after we broke up. It took me about a year to properly get over him but once I had, we were able to be friends.