18 Things People Who Stay Friends With Their Ex Know
It IS possible, OK?
Having a best friend who really gets you is amazing.
But when your best friend is your ex, it can get complicated.
Like when you constantly have to explain your relationship to people who just don't get it.
People will never stop asking if you're still sleeping together.
And your family are seriously confused.
It can take your new partners some getting used to.
And you'll probably never think their new partner is good enough.
They'll think they're a good wingman. They are NOT a good wingman.
And it will never be OK to sleep with each other's hot friends.
"What if she hits on me first?"
"What if I don't know they're your friend?"
"What if I give them a fake name?"
But you get to have a friend who knows everything about you.
So changing in front of each other and talking about ~personal~ stuff is no big deal.
But every barrier has already been crossed, so you're just weirdly comfortable.
Sure, sometimes someone misreads a situation.
Making it work can be hard, but you're more than happy to do it.
But you learn so much about friendships and relationships.
You can't explain to people why you don't work as a couple, but you just both know you don't.
What you do know is that they're the best friend you'll ever have, and that's worth holding on to.
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