To each his own! That’s perhaps the only safe answer to this question. Because, for every person who decides to hold on to the good, forget the bad and stay friends with an ex, there’s someone else whose style is to move on and never look back.
For me, it depends on the relationship we had and the circumstances surrounding the breakup.
Was the relationship a good one? Or was it abusive?
I have long accepted that sometimes, relationships don’t work, and that’s a part of life, but if someone made you feel good, added values to your life while it lasted, and broke up with you carefully and with as much regard for your feelings as possible, why is a friendship so impossible? After all, isn’t simple friendship the purest and less complicated kind of relationship?
So, I think staying friends with an ex can be a good thing, but it’s not a one size fit all.
But that’s just my thought. Tell me yours
Would you be open to friendship with your ex?
Or your style is more of the ‘move on and never look back’ kind?
*Originally published 4 September 2020