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I Am Best Friends With My Ex

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    He's My Best Friend.

    I am best friends with my first love. We didn't work out because my family didn't approve of him and I was too young to stand up to them. We stayed close. I dated other guys. He dated other girls. I fell in love again and got married. He fell in love again and got heart broken...
    youngambitions youngambitions 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    In fact... I'm at her house at least once every week... Go figure.
    ainje ainje 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Best Friends With My Ex

    I am still best friends with my ex and we still tell each other that we are still in love.  We lasted a year and ten months and then she left me, a month later got back with her ex boyfriend. I was surprised that she left me and seemed to move on so quick. after she broke up...
    JPJ23 JPJ23 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    Arthur

    I met Arthur when I was going through my divorce. I moved into my own apartment in Boston, and next door to me lived a very friendly neighbor, and very popular. He always had friends over, and one of his most frequent visitors was Arthur. He didn't live far away so he was over...
    JeNeRegretteRien JeNeRegretteRien 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    This Was Me....

    I used to be best friends with my ex-boyfriend.  We hung out at least twice a week.  At first it was okay.  I felt like I wasn't being affected.  Just friends.  Really.  For one year.  Not physical at all in the beginning.  Later maybe a...
    PhantomAccordion PhantomAccordion 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    best friends with my ex.

    after our breakup, i was the last to realize we are better as friends. but thankfully i have because im happy to have a friend like her. we've helped each other out throughout the years and its been good. sadly i know she will get married before me and she will be a full time...
    Izzyguy007 Izzyguy007 22-25, M Mar 17

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    Work Relationships.. *shudder*

    I remember the first day I saw him.. The most PIERCING blue eyes I had ever seen in my life. It was his first day on the job.. I remember the look on his face when he saw me walk in. I'm the only woman who works there. I'm by no means gorgeous, but when I'm the only woman you...
    simplencountry simplencountry 22-25, F Oct 18, 2012

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    She's Awesome, But Not For Me...

     ... which is cool, she' engaged to my otherbest friend now, there about to have a baby too, and i cant think of two more beutifull people who should be together, CHEERS!
    alsorolo alsorolo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Long Time

    Me and my ex are inseperable. We were only together for about 3 months and that was over a year ago and to this day we are still close as ever, just without the relationship side of things of course. He has been in relationships since we ended but has always spent more time with...
    thatoldchestnut thatoldchestnut 13-15 Aug 10, 2012

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    Not Alot of People...

    understand our relationship, but it works for us...We were married for 16 years and simply grew apart. We have one son together and were able to survive the divorce because we were still committed to giving him the best. He has gone on to remarry and has 3 beautiful little girls...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Him

    My ex, Carlos, and I were friends months before we ever started dating. We just seemed to understand the other so well and it wasn't long before we were always calling the other and were best friends. Then one day we were hanging out and he turned to me and asked, "Would you...
    BleedingxMascara BleedingxMascara 16-17, F Aug 17, 2008

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    Why Do Others Have Issues With You Being Friends With Your Ex?

    I have been best friends with my ex since soon after we broke up 7 years ago.  We had been and lived together for almost 12 years before the split and I realised from soon after the break that I was mouring the loss of the friendship more than the loss of our relationship...
    Monbuc Monbuc 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    My Friend Susan

    Well what do ya know ? My wife cheated on me with several different men and I finally quit . That was 15 years ago we were married for 13 . When we went to court it was funny we went together sat next to one another while we waited for are case to be called. What we did not know...
    Sunrise12 Sunrise12 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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    Me And My Ex

    Now I have always been up for the idea of just being friends cause it still allows that closeness without doing anything else and I before I started dating my ex I was great friends with her. Me and her dated once she left her controlling bf. The relationship was extremely short...
    ChrisIsAwesome ChrisIsAwesome 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    She Loves Me!

    I remember when we broke up because I couldn't sleep more that 2 hours a night the entire week leading up to it.  I was terrified of it.  At first I thought it was because she was so gorgeous and a just a bit "out of my league," and I didn't want to be alone...
    Honir Honir 26-30, M Dec 1, 2008

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    My sister is down for a few days and it's going to be great:) I have work tomorrow but I get to see her after. I don't see her often so in excited:)
    thefallenstar thefallenstar 13-15, F Apr 9

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    So is it weird that I am friends with my ex? We had a crazy relationship but that was almost two years ago. We both have moved on but people think that because we hang out, we...
    CindyLovely CindyLovely 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    My best friend is great. I love her, and I think she loves me. Till she stopped responding to my snapchats and texts (despite opening them), we would text for 3 hours daily. I want...
    kylalafferty kylalafferty 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I hate my 'best friends' they're so ignorant and selfish. They never listen to me, and always push me away when I'm walking with them. They were never there when I'm sad, they...
    gyomii gyomii 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I fell in love with my best friends boyfriend, then she found out and I fell in love with her too.
    knightofhope knightofhope 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I recently moved to a new state and started my freshman year of high school. I tried to tell myself going into the school year that I would no longer put up with abusive...
    reillymac reillymac 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I feel totally retarded now... Why'd I fall for him out of all the people? We're totally opposite, but still best friends and he means the world to me, but I had never thought it'd...
    xgone4ever xgone4ever 18-21, F Mar 24

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    We started a week ago and it's been quite the experience. He's too rough and is always trying to go further than I want. Ugh he's cute but I don't want to do this anymore with him...
    unthinkablesoul unthinkablesoul 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    At least once in my life, I want a friends with benefits. It could be fun, who knows.
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 12 Responses Mar 25

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    I was first friends with my boyfriend and we were fooling around before we started dating seriously and we tried but it didn't work. It has been 3 years now and after breaking up...
    Lovelifee22 Lovelifee22 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Me and my best friend have been very close for a while and our conversations get very sexual and we know everything about each other. What makes our friendship special is that...
    Diggerzdabeast Diggerzdabeast 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    He's my ex. He's my best friend. Apparently we still "like" each other but wtf I mean we can't be more. No way. Not when our friendship means so much to me. I just can't take that...
    serephina serephina 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My best friend and I were friends for 3 long years. Sadly our friendship is over, but I don't want to dwell on that. She's changed. She's not that girl that I knew anymore. But I...
    sarah81199 sarah81199 13-15, F Mar 21

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    He's been my best friend since 2nd grade. I think he feels the same about me, but I don't want to risk ruining our friendship. Can anyone help?
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    My best friend is a writer and she always puts me in her books. But she never tells me who I am. She doesn't name any of her characters "Ash"... since that's my name.
    AshIsTheName AshIsTheName 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    OMG YESSS!!!!! Let's go shoppinnnggg!!!! Ohhhhhh. Sleep over!! Screw diamonds a gay guys a girls best friend. U can just talk about other guys. Hmm I need a gay friend.
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We met when we was a sophomore at High School, and now we're both a junior. We've been doing this for months. He was my first kiss. We didn't have sex, both of us decided that we...
    kidrauhl101 kidrauhl101 13-15, M Mar 18

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    I have known my best friend for 4 years now and I've been in love with her since the day I met her. We couldn't be any more comfortable with each other, but I feel like we've both...
    galv671 galv671 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    My dog, Rizzo, has been a wonderful friend and companion for the past 13 years. He came to our family as a rescue, after having been abused and neglected.He has always been a...
    slver slver 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I love people who are different from me! I guess the saying "opposites attract is very true in my case. I smile all the time, talk a lot once I get going, am extremely introverted...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Cuddles with my pooch always make me feel better... ❤️
    Daisy15951 Daisy15951 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I got three poodle since i was three. Every time i feel lonely after school, i sat next to them and talked with them. I think they understood and tried to cheer me up by licking my...
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A challenge for you... If you have a group of friends and your connection is doing drugs together. Try abstaining from drugs for a bit. Don't tell them you hate drugs don't tell...
    Dracena Dracena 22-25, F Apr 1

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    What is a true friend? A true friend says what they think their friend needs to hear even when they know that their friend may get angry. A true friend doesn't leave because they...
    halo198 halo198 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Hello everybody, im new for this place. Im 20, im christianity and im from Thailand where most people know as LAND OF SMILE. I hope to make a relationship with new friends and I...
    PiaoPremi PiaoPremi 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    Female friends wanted if interested add and message
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M Mar 23

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    Female friend wanted comment or message if ya Wanna be friends
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M Apr 1

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    I live in the uk and I am lookin for female friends, I am bisexual I have met some lovely people on here all American tho would love to meet people with the possibility of meeting...
    Nicby Nicby 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Hearing it from him, I felt sad and angry - " I don't like talking to you anymore except for work concerns that' s all what I want. Can't you see? I am very tired of pretending...
    BRATNER BRATNER 22-25 2 days ago

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    My FWB want to try having fun with a bi girl she really likes the idea & I'm cool but were to find someone & someone discreet ?
    tom1851 tom1851 46-50, M Mar 18

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    I'm looking fir a lady friend in NC. I'd like to have someone to talk to, and just have fun as well as mutually satisfy each other as our needs arise. I want full disclosure...
    largemuscledmale largemuscledmale 36-40, M Mar 18

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    I love talking to older people they seem to understand me way better and they can deal with my tantrums better hahah :)
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F Mar 25

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    It has been nice seeing him again.... We had such a bitter and drawn out break-up ( our final of many) followed by a kind-of-weird hooking up phase, followed by us not speaking...
    PepperF PepperF 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Ihave a good friend with benefits. We are both enjoying despite having this relationship as an affair since we both have official lovers. We see each other in sneaking and escaping...
    feebiechichi feebiechichi 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Get along with the voices that's inside of my head.
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    "if you love someone...say it..OUT loud!!..otherwise the moment passes you by."
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I love the benefits that my friend gives me & I give her wish there was more fun people
    tom1851 tom1851 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 18