Coffee Talk: Can You Be Friends with an Ex?

  • Copy by: Brianna Cook

No matter what the circumstances, break-ups are hard. Even if you’re lucky enough to part ways on good terms, you’re still left with feelings of sorrow, loss, and perhaps even failure. Not only are you  an emotional wreck, but your daily routine is turned completely on its head. The early morning text exchange, after-work dinner dates, and leisurely Sundays on the couch are things of the past, and you find yourself fighting the urge to pick up the phone and dial that familiar number—wanting to maintain your sense of normalcy. While you’re confident a break-up is the right thing to do, you can’t help but miss the friendship. So, would it really be the worst thing to give him a call?

We’re curious, do you think exes can be friends? Have you ever remained friends with an ex? If so, how long did it take for you to establish the friendship post-breakup? How does this affect your future relationships? Bottom line: do you think it’s a good idea?

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