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I Am Best Friends With My Ex

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One of my best friends has gone to school with me since third grade. We became friends when my teacher sat us next to each other and I repeatedly stole his glasses case haha. After...
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I've had the same guy best friend since 7th grade and he's always been like a brighter to me. Recently he keeps talking about sex and me giving him bjs ...things like that. I told...
    alihahn20 alihahn20 16-17, F Jul 7

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    His name is Vincent , he gets in trouble .. a lot but I get us out of it.. Only at lunch cuz in class well he's in a pickle ! Vincent is violent , funny, sweet ( sometimes...
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F Jul 7

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    My best friends I have are amazing and I never want to lose them. The other friends came and gone but the real true friends stay with you. I love them to death and I want to be...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I had a best friend. We started talkin to two other best friends and became a group of 4. But my best friend started hating one of my other friends and would always leave and get...
    HarlieMarie HarlieMarie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Ok so I'm not gonna sit here and brag about how awesome my friends are for the most part, but I just want to say for those of you who feel alone...there is someone out there who...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F Jul 13

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    So it was me and Ingrid since 3rd grade ! Then in 4th grade Vincent came he is such a bad boy !! Vincent sat next to me and started to bother me so I told myself "I need to get...
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Share some pleaseeee! I'm dying to see some action in my video! Will you crazy best friends help me out with my PROJECT TIFFANY! Please:) Project TIFFANY is a video montage that...
    RunJackie RunJackie 18-21, F Jun 23

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    Surprising In a world of over 7billion people you'd be amazed by the amount of variety but sadly most people are similar deep down we have the same desires hopes, dreams most of...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I love this guys so much besides being my fashion designers they're also my best friends
    lovebritney lovebritney 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Over the past month or so, I've been getting stronger feelings for him. He's smart, funny, kind and caring. Today we had to work together shortly in English, and when I looked in...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F Jul 10

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    A lot of people think its weird or wrong that I'm a christian and I'm sort of friends with a satanist. We're not the best of friends but we are friends. She even has an upside down...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I have made a lot of new friends lately They r so so so different and sometimes it's hard to find stuff to do together but it doesn't stop me from being friends with them
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Always had better relationship with guy friends (no back stabbing no jealousy etc) but in the end they always wanted to bang me. Then of course I was doubting the real reason they...
    lifetails lifetails 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I like making friendship with those who enjoy reading my recent activities and my stories.
    peetboy peetboy 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    My friends are literally the best people in my life right now and I couldn't ask for anything better! A few years ago I basically had no friends and I was too nervous to go and mix...
    DannyTheManny DannyTheManny 16-17, M a week ago

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    i have a bestfriend of opp. gender when ever i message her she replies to me but she don't ever start conversation i should start and she say that she was busy all the time and...
    jimmybf jimmybf 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Well they're good friends of mine (I already have a best friend), but they can be so dumb sometimes.. Especially one. They fought and stopped being friends for months just because...
    littlestella littlestella 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Once I had a male best friend when I was in College. He was my Senior. We used to talked for hours after class. We often spent our days just sit in front of piano in a classroom...
    ShastaMt ShastaMt 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I would really appreciate some input here, i know this is kind of long but I would be glad to hear from anyone who has any advice for me. I'm 18 years old, I just graduated from...
    sidkyd99 sidkyd99 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    A best friend is someone who knows exactly what you are thinking about just by taking a quick glance at you. A best friend hears what you say....a best friend also always hears...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have some of the best people in the whole world that i can call my friends. They are always there for me and always have been. I love them so much and would do anything for them...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I've known my ex for 15 years, her older brother for just as long. He was my best friend, we grew up together, and we were brothers. 8 Years ago, he was killed in Iraq, and over...
    bigbluecolonel bigbluecolonel 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Not exactly brother, his my best friend's cousin... And my best friend was pretty shock when I told him that I had a crush on his cousin😁✌️
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not like love love but love them as friends. We have a friend down here at the beach we've known for a long time. He's the one who can make me genuinely smile, not a fake one a...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Im a heavily closeted transsexual female, but one of friends is a extremely religious transphobic girl, and my best friend is a nerdy, kinda chubby catholic who is like most...
    NicholeF99 NicholeF99 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 13

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    I wish I didn't have to deal with such a **** in my life. I love my best friend she is a beautiful, caring, intelligent girl, but her boyfriend is such a **** to her. Everytime I...
    1eyeliner1 1eyeliner1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I provide catering services to wealthy home owners in Southwest Michigan. Primarily over the summer. When the sunsets are beautiful, the sand is hot, and the drinks are on ice. My...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 4

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    I have a lesbian bestfriend.. and what can say she's a precious gem. Thats why i have a high regard on Lesbians. Their understanding, perspective respect to different people on...
    Ryenowa Ryenowa 26-30, F Jul 7

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    I really want a gay best friend :)
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm an individual, and my friends recognise this. Like me they celebrate how we are changing, and becoming all we used to rebel against! That's what my friend Luc thinks.
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I've always had dogs. They are awesome, they love me no matter what, always pleased to see me. My furry friends have seen me through the good times and the bad. I hope I've always...
    Littlemisspixie Littlemisspixie 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    I have the greatest friends ever!! I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world and it just so happens it was only by chance I met them all . I love u guys 😄✌️
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago