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Can You Be Friends With Your Ex?

"There's a reason why we dated, why we got along."

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Sometimes, after a relationship, you don't want to completely cut the person out of your life.

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Especially if there was a friendship before you dated.

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It's nice to support each other, even in small ways.

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And it feels good to end on amiable, mutually-respectful terms.

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Although sometimes a friendship can't happen right away.

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And it shouldn't necessarily be forced if the breakup was rough.

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If you're dating someone who is loathed by all their exes, that might even be an important clue.

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And might save you from a toxic relationship.

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It's not always the case, but it can be nice to remain in an ex's life.

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Because we've all done our best, and sometimes the next step is friendship.

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  1. So, do you think you can be really good, platonic friends with an ex?

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    Yes! Human relationships are diverse. Anything is possible!
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    No! There will always be lingering feelings and it's never 100% "platonic".
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    Maybe for some people, but it's never happened to me.
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    Friends, yes. Platonic, no. ;0
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So, do you think you can be really good, platonic friends with an ex?
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    Yes! Human relationships are diverse. Anything is possible!
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    No! There will always be lingering feelings and it's never 100% "platonic".
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    Maybe for some people, but it's never happened to me.
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    Friends, yes. Platonic, no. ;0

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