Hi there! Thanks for visiting me here today at Sybersue. Today’s video and Post topic: How Can I Date Others When I’m Good Friends With My Ex?
Is it a good idea to be friends with your EX when you have both decided to move on from your partnership? This can really confuse things when you start dating again.
That’s IF you start dating again…
You may be sabotaging a future relationship because you are spending so much time with your Ex that you don’t get out and socialize with others. Who has time with your job demands and everything else going on in your life?
You decided to end your relationship on a romantic level for whatever reason, so ask yourself honestly, why are you still investing so much energy in your Ex-partner?
- Is it fear of the unknown and you are scared to deal with all the changes that are taking place?
- Are you afraid that you will never meet someone to love again?
- You’ve always been such great friends and it’s so comfortable that you don’t want to let that go.
Don’t get me wrong, it is wonderful to be able to walk away unscathed from a breakup and still have a friendship with your Ex, but you also need to pay attention to the next chapter of your new life that is about to unfold for you.
You should always have boundaries set in place when seeing your Ex.
You are on embarking on a different path that is meant to be a better place, so hanging on to something that is over, isn’t really doing that, is it? This is prolonging things from happening because you haven’t really let go.
Are you staying friends for the right reasons? What happens if one person hasn’t really moved on from the relationship?
Was it a one-sided breakup and they are hoping that maybe you will change your mind and want to make things work between you as a couple again? Is it fair to keep someone hanging?
You KNOW when someone is still interested! You had a relationship with them so you are aware of their feelings and their body language. Don’t be selfish and stick around as friends just because you’re not ready to be alone.
Take some time away from each other after the initial breakup and if you are meant to be friends down the road, then you will have a better understanding of what that friendship truly means.
Time really does help the healing process.
I LOVE to hear from you & will always take time to answer you back. Please watch the video above leave your comments below! How did you finally move on from your Ex?
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This really hits home. Thank you, Susan.
Thank you so much Tessa! <3