for the person broken up with it is a huge down grade to go from girlfriend to friend. your value to that person just drops and it is unfair and kind of traumatic for the person at least from my experience to be less to a person. it's almost humiliating if you still love them and they break up with you and you value that person so much more than they love you and for them to actually lose their love for you. the person who broke up with them is in a way stringing along the person they broke up with the hope of friendship and the hope of it becoming something more anytime that they show interest with the rejected.
Most Helpful Guy
Will never move on unless I absolutely cut all interactions with her
So no friends or even hangout with same social circle at least for a while0
Most Helpful Girl
I literally just went through something like this. He broke up with me and after a few months, he insisted on being friends. It was a horrible situation and ruined me emotionally temporarily. The relationship was brief and during, we promised to be friends no matter what. He wasn't there when I "needed" his as a friend, instead he called me crazy during that time for expressing my feelings. During our friendship, I didn't want to stay in the friend zone, wanted more but he didn't. He caused me more pain than he brought happiness and it was only when I told him I didn't want to be friends anymore, he'd try changing for a second and say we promised to be friends. I wouldn't have minded being friendly with him once the feelings were gone but when he wouldn't get his way and things got bad between us, he disrespected me and allowed his friends to as well. I wanted to believe ex's could be friends, and maybe when both parties are mature enough, they can. I just think if that person couldn't do it in the relationship, they won't do it now. It's pointless.0