Friends dating exes
The participants whose relationships ended during the year were then asked how positively or negatively they felt about their exes, how frequently they communicated with their exes and the type of relationship they had with their exes, such as if they had no contact at all, if they were friends or if they were best friends.
All of these factors were combined into a total post-breakup "closeness" score.
So, it's apparently true that a number of circumstances determine your likelihood of being friends with your ex after a breakup.Participants were also asked how much they wanted to get back together with their ex, which researchers called "desire reunification," and how likely they were to date again, which researchers called "reunification likelihood."The researchers found those who felt more attached to their partners -- in other words, who had higher levels of investment, commitment and satisfaction -- during the relationship were the ones who were most likely to still be close with their exes after the relationship ended.Exes who valued their relationship partner as a platonic companion didn't want to lose that friendship connection just because the romantic connection was over.Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex.
They wholeheartedly believe that it's wrong, disrespectful, and if a friend did that to them, they'd never talk to that person again.Or you could actually become friends, turning all of those sour feelings into positive learning experiences and then into an actual, real, true friendship.