5 Simple Ways to Stay Friends With Your Ex

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Ways to stay friends with your EX


 It's completely normal to wonder if you can be friends with your ex if your relationship ended on good terms. After all, this is someone you like and like spending time with, as well as someone with whom you have common experiences, opinions, values, and interests. Giving up all of that because you've recognized a romantic relationship between you two isn't going to work could feel like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Let's discuss how to be friends with your ex and when it works and when it doesn't.

1. Don't rush



While you may be excited to see your ex again, keep in mind that you may still be emotionally reliant on him or her. Wait till you've gotten over your feelings for your ex. Concentrate on your personal interests, close friends, and school/work. You will ultimately learn to live peacefully without continuous communication with your ex, despite how difficult it may be at first.

2. Have some time apart



You'll need to take some time to heal, and I don't just mean not trying to start a new relationship; I also mean staying away from your former. Consider it a form of bereavement for a relationship that has ended. For at least three months, do not contact him by phone, text, or social media. Rather, concentrate on your interests, profession, or anything else that brings you joy. If you're not sure if you're ready, think about how you'd feel if you saw your ex with someone new. You're not if you get a twinge in your chest.

3. Establish new behavioural pattern


You probably texted each other all the time when you were together, spent holidays with each other's families, and were active in a variety of activities in each other's lives. You're no longer acquaintances, and your relationship with one another will shift dramatically as a result. This is a new chapter in your relationship, and you both need to be on the same page in terms of how you treat each other.

4. Clarify your motives


Even before you consider whether you're ready, you must first persuade yourself of what you want to do with that individual in the future. I've seen a lot of new relationships go apart when one spouse visits their ex, with whom they thought they'd become friends. Consider whether maintaining the friendship is healthy for you, or whether you simply want closure or emotional support from them.

5. Be honest about your feelings


Being friends with your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend can be difficult and inspire conflicting feelings. You think you can have a fully platonic relationship at first, but things start to get blurry after that. Romantic feelings can resurface at any time, so it's crucial to check in with yourself on how you feel about this individual on a regular basis. It's perfectly fine if you decide that maintaining the friendship is too difficult. It's perfectly okay if you believe you can keep your emotions in check. The most essential thing is to be honest with yourself and to be aware of any shifts in your ex's sentiments toward you.


Next: 5 Good Reasons to Go Back To Your Ex




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