Dating

Should you still hang out with your ex?


 
 
Hey girl! There’s a lot that goes into a BF/GF relationship, and it isn’t always easy to throw that away. If you’re dating, you’re not only spending hours together hanging out, but you also respect, trust and support each other. Now aren’t those the same qualities you look for in a friend?
 
There is a reason that after a breakup the first words that are spoken are often, “I hope we can still be friends.” It isn’t a cliché—they’re usually said because they’re true. That is, unless your ex is just trying to let you down easy and he wants to spare your feelings. But if it was a healthy and happy relationship, there is no reason why you can’t split on friendly terms.
 
Still, hanging with your ex can create quite a few sticky sitches. What if you start to crush on him again? He can’t get over you? Or if your new beau doesn’t like you hanging with him? The answer: Keep the relationship light and easy, and always give him some space for a few weeks after the breakup. Always keep in mind your feelings and the feelings of those around you. There’s no sense in hurting anybody just because you’ve kept in contact with your ex.  
 
 

BY HANNAH HICKLEN ON 2/3/2013 10:00:00 AM

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