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You’re Not a Bad Person for Wanting to Date Your Friend’s Ex, But You Need to Do It Right
Is Friendship Possible after Dating? | The Guy's Perspective
It just sort of happened. Walk away from someone who could end up being the love of your life, or put one of your friendships in jeopardy. In discussing this topic with my female friends, it seems to me that men are especially experienced in dealing with this dilemma. Say a friend of mine breaks up with so-and-so, and we run into her at a party.
How to Make Good Friends Out of Bad Dates
A breakup can be heartbreaking and the inclination to stay friends is understandable. When someone was important to you romantically, it's natural to want to hold on to that connection. However, this can be difficult territory. Go slowly and give each other space at first.
In this study, researchers found those who were the most committed to each other during a romantic relationship were more likely to be friends after the relationship ended. Participants were also asked how much they wanted to get back together with their ex, which researchers called "desire reunification," and how likely they were to date again, which researchers called "reunification likelihood. So, it's apparently true that a number of circumstances determine your likelihood of being friends with your ex after a breakup. It's just taking care of yourself. For example, that last study found two main intentions for rekindling a friendship post-breakup: