Can you be FRIENDS after BREAKUP?

@rhodax (26)
August 7, 2010 9:17pm CST
you can still be friends if you broke up properly. I'd have respect for a guy who told me straight that he wants out.And you have to accept the facet that the relationship didn't work. It's better to befriend him than to harbor hatred that hinders you from moving on.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Nov 10
I believe that it still possible to be friends after a breakup. just because the romance is gone, it doesn't mean that there can be no relationship at all. Some couples are even better friends after a romantic breakup.
@mcaquino (60)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
hi there! yes you can still be friends after break up..it is the other way of showing to him that you are not affected of what is happened..but if its our fault we are not ready to face that guy..isn't???
@w1986114 (158)
• China
14 Aug 10
it depends on how much you love the person.sometimes,if items don't go too deep,they can still be friends,but most times just can't.
• United States
13 Aug 10
I can't have him on my facebook friends list but we are casual with each other. I text him back when he text me. I just had to stop seeing him being he was dong me no good. I think it is better to break up in peace as well.
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Well different people have different perspective but in my opinion friendship with you ex is quite possible, however if you have been in bad, abusive and tense relationship then its better to look forward and forget your past..Forget the past for what it was and acknowledge the present for what it is now..
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
11 Aug 10
Yes it depends on each other personal thought, but they can continue to friends!
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
As long as the break-up was amicable, I think I can still be friends with my ex. But not close friends. It would be too awkward. Casual friends, maybe. Because I think the memories of being together will just hinder me from looking at him differently. On the other hand, if the break-up was nasty, I'd rather not see him again. Maybe after 50 years it will be ok. LOL!
@hushi22 (4941)
8 Aug 10
i think it is alright. so far i am a good friend of my ex.
• United States
8 Aug 10
Personally I could not do it. I would not harbor ill feelings but could not be friends as if we could we would still be together. I know people who do and for some it works and for some it does not. By the way welcome to myLot as I see you are relatively new.