Thursday, June 04, 2009
Friends With An Ex
I've often asked the age-old question in this forum and in many late night drinking games, the one about whether men and women can truly be friends. Sometimes this morphs into even trickier territory -- can you be friends with an ex? And then, should you be friends with an ex? A friend of mine told his beloved if she so much as had dinner with an ex-boyfriend that he would have her head on a platter. If this were the case in my life, I'd be a virtual John the Baptist centerpiece. I'm friends with all my exes. Usually, they were good friends, regardless of how the romance worked out. This usually doesn't go over so well with your current love. They're a little jealous. Like Medea.
So any opinions? Anecdotes about how well or poorly these friendships turn out? How would you feel about your current love being friends with an ex? I'd love to hear what you guys have to say and write about it all tomorrow.
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