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I think it is perfectly fine to remain friends with them. Especially because you guys didn't break up for an outrages reason like most relationships do, both of you guys understood the situation and unfortunately, they don't play in your favor and that's perfectly fine. So it's understandable that you guys remain, friends since there is no bad tension between you guys and both equally respect each other.
Personally, I would say maybe try LDS I know he said it is not fair for you but it he loves you and you love him why not see if it might work, especially since anything can happen! the future is a mystery.
But if you are certain that its 100% over than yeah you can remain friends, just not try to have that much contact or else you will find yourself conflicted between not knowing what to do and maybe so will he.10
That’s a good thing he broke up with you for that reason. I’m glad it’s not for cheating on you or anything like that major. It’s okay for you be friends with him if that’s the only reason why y’all broke up. For me, I’m only friends with one of my ex’s it’s a girl, she has been my bff ever since, we broke up cause her parents were against me and her dating. But say, I’m not friends with my ex bfs I want nothing to do with them. Some are so ignorant that speaking to them now gives me a migraine. I wish they weren’t so judgmental and gave two fucks about what they spoke about, but that’s too much like right.10
I'm not friends with none of my exes and I don't feel the need to communicate nor be friends with them after we broke up. If I wasn't good enough to be their girlfriend then I'm not good enough to be their friends either.20
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I am So Sorry for your Losses... All Way round, sweetheart. God Bless and God Luck. xx12
Maybe he’s not interested anymore or maybe he is confused. However If he was interested he would fight to stay with ya no matter what.. not look for excuses20
No. Exes only cause problems with future relationships. Some even ruin relationships. Don’t do it.10
Be friends, yoj may need one someday13
Doesn't sound to good...10
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I think it's a very bad idea. But I also think breaking up because of distance is stupid so, take my opinion however you will.
While I do think it's harmless to maintain friendship in the short term. I think it should only be done with the understanding that it is truly over when you start seeing other people. The problem is that this looks like a friendship of convenience. Still that is the best I would personally endorse.
If you get a new partner, your old one immediately becomes a threat to the relationship (if you maintained close contact). This is especially so if the break-up was amicable. It implies that had conditions been different, you would still be together, and would reconnect romantically if the conditions were removed (distance, in your case). I can understand how any future partners might feel insecure thinking that they are a rebound or 2nd choice until your ex comes back.
This should be copied and past on every question on being friends with ex