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Is it ever okay to be friends with your Ex?

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I think it's okay if you've been friends a long time before you got together. However, I don't think it's a good idea to do so.
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An ex-girlfriend or ex-fling? an ex-fling - yes, because you're just friends to begin with. no deep emotional connections. It might not be a good idea to still be friends with an ex-girlfriend for the potential problems it may cause with future relationships.
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No, under any circumstance... it is not a good idea.
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No, not even if your ex is married already. Just avoid the temptation. It's a problem waiting to happen.
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I don't like it if my boyfriend is still friends with his ex but honestly, I don't see anything wrong with me being friends with mine. I know. I am ashamed for having double standards. haha
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haha this is a trick question! of course it's not okay. ???? haha
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If you want to have peace in your currently relationship then you know the answer to the question is a big fat no.
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I think it it takes 2 mature individuals to make a relationship work and if they are unable to move past the issue about being friends with an ex then, I think the individuals are not mature enough. Trust in your partner is important and if you allow your jealousy to take over then you need to reflect on your relationship.
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I think it it takes 2 mature individuals to make a relationship work and if they are unable to move past the issue about being friends with an ex then, I think the individuals are not mature enough. Trust in your partner is important and if you allow your jealousy to take over then you need to reflect on your relationship.
I agree but this is easier said than done. haha
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For me no. regardless of whether you are secure or not in the relationship. You just don't want that hanging over your head.
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probably yes but the better call is no. There's a reason why it's called"ex" - keep the past in the past.
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probably yes but the better call is no. There's a reason why it's called"ex" - keep the past in the past.
agree! it's always better to keep the past in the past.
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agree! it's always better to keep the past in the past.
agree. past is past.
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For me no. regardless of whether you are secure or not in the relationship. You just don't want that hanging over your head.
I agree. It should be kept clear that past is past.
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probably not a good idea although if you are open with your partner about it and they are okay with it, I don't see anything wrong with it.
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I believe this is something that you need to discuss with your partner. The answer maybe different from one person to another. Another person answer maybe be applicable to another person.
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I just think that it causes unnecessary problems and insecurities within the relationship, and it is better to just leave it at that. Even if you and your partner are both alright with the notion, it always causes some sort problem, as it will always be at the back of our minds when we, or are partners, socialise with this person. Which is also unfair to the third party whom is being treated with bias due to the history that they have with said person.
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I just think that it causes unnecessary problems and insecurities within the relationship, and it is better to just leave it at that. Even if you and your partner are both alright with the notion, it always causes some sort problem, as it will always be at the back of our minds when we, or are partners, socialise with this person. Which is also unfair to the third party whom is being treated with bias due to the history that they have with said person.
I agree. It will be better if the issue is avoided in general and just keep the past in the past.
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From my experience, it is just never a good idea. It will always cause problems in one way or another.
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Not a good idea, regardless of how mature, or in love, you are.
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