I was good friends with my ex before we liked each other. We immediately bonded because we had a lot in common and had mutual friends. Now that he's my ex, it feels strange to be friends with him again. Since I have a big group project with him, I have to force myself to communicate with him firmly. It all sucks ass and there's nothing I can do about it. He's very unemotional and it's like he doesn't have any--I wouldn't say "remorse"-- but conscientiousness and respect. He's totally slacking off and the very least he could do is look me in the eye when we're all collaborating. I wouldn't mind being friends with him after we both cool off and get over everything but I honestly have no idea if it's possible. Do you have any experience with this?
- Yes, I don't mind it as long as we don't get too friendly29%(4)29%(16)Vote29%(12)
- NO WAY29%(4)36%(20)Vote38%(16)
Most Helpful Guy
I never understood the idea of being friends with an ex after you two have broken up, just feels weird and unnatural to me no matter how cordial it may seem. No, I’ve never remained in contact with my previous relationships because what’s done is done. We didn’t have anything really in common and we ultimately knew that. We were kind to one another but I don’t see why we would still keep in contact.3
Most Helpful Girl
I tried being friend with an ex cause we were in the same program in uni and we would often take the bus together to go home since we lived close.. And well it was awkward for me at times even though he treated me like we were friends. We would text each other from time to time too.
But after the school year ended, I just stopped talking to him. It is way too hard being friends with an ex. I still have him on my social media and phone but just don't text him.1