I got the below sad story from James:
It had been two weeks since I had seen or heard from my ex. We had dated for two years, and then she suddenly ended things without any explanation. I was devastated and spent every day trying to figure out what went wrong.
Finally, I found her on Instagram in a photo with my best friend. They were so close and traveling to another state together. I was totally surprised! I knocked on my friend to ask for the story. He just replied to me that they are friends.
Though I am not in a relationship with my ex and mentally prepared to move on, I wonder how that is possible without knowing me.
Is It Ok If Your Best Friend is Friends With Your Ex?
It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another. The answer, unfortunately, isn’t always black and white. Sometimes it’s totally fine, and other times it’s an absolute nightmare.
Here are a few things to consider before deciding whether to stay friends with someone who is also friends with your ex. Do you still have feelings for your ex? If so, it’s probably not a good idea to be friends with someone who is also friends.
Seeing them together will only make things harder for you and could reignite old feelings. On the other hand, if you’re over your ex and have moved on, then being friends with their friends shouldn’t be a problem. How close are you with this person?
If they’re just a casual acquaintance, then there’s no need to get too worked up about them being friends with your ex. However, if they’re one of your closest friends, it might be worth reconsidering the friendship. After all, do you want to spend time with someone constantly reminded of your past relationship?
What does your gut tell you? Sometimes the best way to figure out what to do in a situation like this is to listen to your gut instinct. It probably is if something feels off or wrong about the situation.
Trust yourself and go with whatever feels right for you in the end. As you are mentally prepared to move on, focus on that. Block both of them from all social accounts and contacts. Just enjoy your life with your plan.
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This discussion of Brad Browning might be helpful to know more about whether it is OK to be friends with your Ex or not: