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I Am Best Friends With My Ex

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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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    Does part of me still love you?

    No. All of me still does. People advised me to make a clean break. Otherwise I'll never be able to "move on". I hate that expression. Treating people like commodities that can be disposed of when they've outlived their original purpose. And what exactly do they see me...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 7, 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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    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 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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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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    me and my ex Brett dated

    for a 2 months. We were in the same like best friends group and we decided that we wanted to see other people but stay best friends. I like it better like this like just being best friends again. More stuff to talk about
    kate2000 kate2000 13-15, F Feb 26, 2014

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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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    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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    It has been a little over a month

    since our break up. Everyday is hard but everyday is getting easier. I was best friends with my ex before our relationship, and we decided we NEEDED to be best friends after our relationship. The reason we needed to be best friends is because we have invested so much in each...
    Hohjo Hohjo 18-21, M Oct 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    My best friend has this situation. She's best friends with me and the girl who used to be my friend. We were in a small group of friends. I forgot what happened.. too much drama...
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F Feb 28

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    I absolutely love my best friends. It doesn't matter what we're doing or where we are: We will drop everything to be there for one another. We'll watch terrible movies to cheer...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    So about a month ago I had lost my two best friends. What had happened was that one of my friends was falling on hard times and asked if she could move in with me for a month. I...
    madhatter93 madhatter93 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Some of my best friends are my complete of opposite!!! My husband definitely is and I love that about him. I believe in the yin and yang in life and think that some of the best...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like me and my friend Abby we r totally oppisite but we r best friends for ever. @ab41224
    kenzie215 kenzie215 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I've been dealing with a guy for a year now "friends with benefits" and I caught feelings for him and I let it be known...but he does not feel the same. how can you not catch...
    brijk20 brijk20 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Have always had a dog since I was a little kid can't imagine life without one a dog is so loyal loves you no matter what truly is man's best friend the only thing sad about them is...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am looking for a FRIEND with benefits.
    alittlekiny63 alittlekiny63 51-55, M 21 hrs ago

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    About two weeks ago I had to undergo surgery and I'm not allowed to lift more than about 7 pounds for a while. My ex promised me he would help me grocery shopping and cooking for...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Today is the birthday of my major college crush, and last night he had invited his friends, including me, to a bar for his birthday party. I couldn't go because my dad is here and...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F Mar 8

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    My best friend and I have been friends for six years. I told her that I used to have a crush on him, but that I don't anymore. I lied to her because she thinks it would be weird...
    catlover425 catlover425 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Not in a romantic way. I just love having them as friends. They are the best.
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug 13-15, F Mar 3

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    WHY NOT?? Is it awkward to see that you are with your ex (your best friend also before) and your present girl friend who is also your best friend at this moment? I mean, I want...
    zzzz24 zzzz24 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Had a great day with them 2 they're the best people ever they're my real and only ride or die they're my squad wouldn't trade them for nothing in the world cause they're the only...
    FayeThePrincess FayeThePrincess 18-21, F Mar 12

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    So my best friend is the one in the pink jacket, and well we have done some pretty weird and crazy stuff I vividly remember this one time when we went out with a group of people...
    sadnessisbeauty sadnessisbeauty 16-17, M Mar 19

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    So basically one time at school during lunch, I was with my friends. My friend Amanda walked up to the fence and yelled at a passing car "Hey I'm 25 bucks!" So she did that a...
    Naty73 Naty73 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    My best friend and I have a lot in common yet we are completely different.. He's a guy (duh!), he's a year older than me, he's loud, he's more social, he's smarter (lol) but about...
    franmarrburgos franmarrburgos 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    i dressed up as her "boyfriend" with a caps, her dads jacket and her brothers shoes. i Even smeared eyeliner in my face too make it look like stubbles! and we went outside and...
    s0ngb1rd s0ngb1rd 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I have a new friend that likes to ********** with others around so I let him move in with me:)
    1Thatonedudeyouknow 1Thatonedudeyouknow 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    That's like me and all of my friends, we're into totally different things but that's what makes our friendships so interesting because we might not be into the same things but we...
    gabii354 gabii354 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I told the guy I fell for with friends w benifits I just wanted to be friends and no sex at all because my feelings were getting attached and he doesn't feel the same . and he...
    brijk20 brijk20 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I just moved to Pacific Grove, California. I am looking for some friends, anyone down to hangout sometime or meet; hit me up.
    Jessicaerallen Jessicaerallen 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have a friend named Destiny I met her while on a journey to my own destiny She curses, she's sexually active She is athletic, she is sensitive AND proactive Destiny has been...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a friend who I will call Alex She is much-loved like a lovable Queen in a palace She has a big heart and she has a big grin She is very smart and she plays life to win She...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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