Can exs be friends??

United States
April 4, 2007 10:36am CST
Here is the thing... when you break up with someone you always say I still want to be your friend BUT, is that possible??? I don't think so! If you really loved your ex you can never truly want to be friends; you may however have a cizilized relationship for the sake of the children if you have any but never truly be friends again - What are your thoughts on this??
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4 responses
@cheezer (92)
• Singapore
4 Apr 07
My answer is it depends. I usually put in the effort to keep in touch. Some have disappeared into thin air, some just friend and 1 has become really close friend with me. I share stuffs with him. I realized that we are better off as friends than lovers because I feel freer to share things with him now.
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
4 Apr 07
I think most friends can become good lovers, but it is not to be true that all the good lovers needed to be good friends. Same thing applies for the exlovers. They need not be good friends, but it is not rule that exlovers will not become good friends. There are lots of cases in which exlovers becomes very good friends. I think it depends on the mind set of the people and also the depth of the relation and what each person thinks.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Sure its possible! I've remained friends wiht pretty much all my ex's minus two of them....I couldnt see why being friends woudnt be possible...we were friends before hand so why not after the fact?
@deltax (287)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
I think it is possible, but that will depend on what kind of relationship you have and how long have you been together. At first, it may be difficult to accept him/her as a friend if you still feel the pain of breakup, but when you get over it, it'll be easier.