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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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    ...

    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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    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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    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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    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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    In the past I felt like exes were exes

    for a reason, that is...until him. I met a guy who is now my Ex and Best Friend through our classmates almost a decade ago and we hit it off immediately. His shy and stern ways surprisingly blended well with my boldness and carefree tendencies. Actually, we mixed so "well...
    PricelessLegacy PricelessLegacy 31-35, F Aug 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    love my best man Logan. The only guy I can count on and the only one who can take my weirdness. We became best friends instantly as soon as we met we just clicked. I bring him out...
    TheRealTyler TheRealTyler 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I typically get along better with guys than I do with girls. My bestest friend Tyler recently went into the army and I miss him like crazy! Although I write him letters it's not...
    jennalaursen21 jennalaursen21 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have so many friends that are completely different than me. I might argue with them sometimes due to the differences but I respect them and they will always be my friends. I'm...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I can't stand it, I hate it. But i realized I had. One of my best friends moved away and they are doing a long distance relationship and we have been hanging out and giving...
    Georgiakh Georgiakh 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I don't think best friends exist, my family are mine :)
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Had a great night with this girl:) went for supper then went to a movie:) my best friends are the greatest:D
    BabyBabz BabyBabz 18-21, F Aug 8

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    So I take a walk with one of my best friends who is Mexican about every week since he lives close by. Today as we were walking, he confessed his hate for black people. What made...
    Neoking Neoking 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Hehehehehe, I have 4 right now! One is super close and treats me like a girlfriend for all intents and purposes. He knows about the others, and is fine. We just don't talk about...
    HippyDippyTrippy HippyDippyTrippy 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I loved the guy who used to be my best friend but he didn't feel the same towards me and I moved on from him to great extent. And now we are soon to be friends with benefits. We...
    Bella2911 Bella2911 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I'm a woman and some of my best friends are men! I work with a crazy gang of guys who spend time on practical jokes!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    So I hooked up with a guy I met at a Korean spa. We texted about what we were looking for. We both said friends with benefits. We got together and it was good. Yesterday i took a...
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have been friends with 2 people who were once very happily married. I met both of them at the same time and they seemed to be really great together. It seems that now perhaps...
    beinmee beinmee 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've only ever had 2 boyfriends since I was 14. First relationship lasted for about 6 months, second one lasted for 2 years but it was an on-and-off abusive relationship. If I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I can be friends with you even if you hate the things that I like... I'm sure that we have something in common and if not it's still nice to know you... The more friends you have...
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I made friends with a girl who has friends who smoke cigarettes and marijuana. I would never do either, but we chill together and stuff. I freaked out a little bit, but now I'm...
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I love having a friends with benefits but it can be so nerve wracking. In the past, I have had feelings for a friend with benefit & that didn't turn out so well. I would go over...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I always wanted to be friends with a cheerleader LMFAO
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I always wanted to be friends with a gamer addict
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I can be friends with people from a wide range of difference. It varies from oldschool nerds to contemporary ******* or even mixed! I'm the kind of in between these two, so maybe...
    pnsrstw pnsrstw 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I just made friends with a scary sheep :D He head-butts everyone except for me :D I love that guy and he loves me lol
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    It's so true. Like people that are completely opposite from me I can be friends with them(:
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I would even be friends with a.. a.. a mayo lover!
    ketchuplover24 ketchuplover24 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Oddly enough, I'm still friends with all my exes.... not that I have a lot (/. ) But usually people take about how much they hate and regret their past.. but honestly :P why a...
    TyTy19 TyTy19 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I have had many women I have dated and especially two that became friends with benefits. I was more serious on my end with these two and was contemplating initiating the "L" &"M...
    xmannos xmannos 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I don't care if you are skinny, fat, ugly, tall, short, straight, gay, or bi. I will totally be friends with you and still love you for the way you are. You can always be yourself...
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care if I'm with the nerds, popular, normal or isolated people. I want to friends with everyone. I want to get to know people more. I was a popular kid in my old school...
    dreadedpast dreadedpast 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I think it is something that almost everybody experiences at least once. You get the idea that you maybe like one of your friends more than just for a friend. Well, at least I have...
    briantjuh94 briantjuh94 18-21, M Aug 3

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    I'm in love with my best friend I wish I wasn't. I've liked him way before he became best friend, but I know I can never have him.I can't have him for the simple fact that he is...
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My friends have always been my family. They are the family you choose to have, not what you're born into. I love my blood family but I am a black sheep and we don't often see eye...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    My bestfriend.. The best thing that ever happened to me. He has understood am everything about me and he doesnt judge. He doesnt realise how much he means to me, honestly if it...
    ticklishvampire ticklishvampire 13-15, F Aug 3

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    There's this one guy. I had a crush on him for like six months, but I got over it. After that we became just friends. We went camping with two of our friends the other day, and in...
    JustAnotherHopeless JustAnotherHopeless 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Yes my best friend is a girl and I had feeling for her so much for that :-(
    Jaden83 Jaden83 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago