I Am Friends With My Ex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 440 People

    I actually went to my ex's wedding a few years

    ago. It was a sad and happy day for me. The year before that I was trying to get back together with her, and we actually did for a day, but she wanted to go her own way and then she met the guy who is now her husband. He's a really great guy, to be perfectly honest, and they are...
    zincthink zincthink
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    Should I still be friends with my ex

    because I get jealous when she talks about this friend. She is always talking about this other friend now and I think u shouldn't be friends with my ex anymore just for the sake of me.
    sarcasticgirl sarcasticgirl
    22-25, F
    Nov 28, 2014

    He thinks we are. It will never be platonic,

    too much resentment. He just can't handle emotions well. He can't be around me when I'm actually emoting which is rare since I'm autistic and stuff. I just don't feel like I can be myself anymore. When I have my outbursts he gets weird and quiet, tells me to leave because I'm...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    Oct 13, 2014

    My friend told me I really needed to consider

    if being friends with him was worth it. Because I would take longer to heal if I talk to him almost everyday and meet him once a week. And it's true, it's taking longer to heal, even though it's been already almost a year. It is not going to be easy, not at all. Mainly because I...
    silvis silvis
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2015

    im friends with my and

    so what! what isbthe deal with it
    leavemebe234 leavemebe234
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    Actually, most of my exes.

    Is this normal?
    BellyBoo5 BellyBoo5
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    I Dated Him For a Reason, Right?

    My ex and I dated for 2 years in high school, and he taught me a lot about self-sufficiency and the spirit of adventure and freedom. He was kind of an awful boyfriend, so we broke up on iffy terms (I was devastated even though it was I who had cheated on him, and he just didn't...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2008

    "Are You Really My Friend?"

    A few days ago, I started thinking "is it really good to stay friends with your ex?" As I thought about it, I realized that even though we do talk, I felt like it was mostly me initiating the conversations. It then dawned on me that maybe when he said "lets be friends" that maybe...
    RitaRee RitaRee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2011

    So my ex just called me

    and was like I need your help. My gf doesn't believe that we are broken up so I'm going to put her on three way call and she thinks you don't know she's there and I'm going to "dump you". Then here's me as sarcastic as humanly possible, oh I'm so heartbroken, idk how I'm going...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014

    I am still in deep love with him

    after I left him . And he claims that he misses me and etc but should I believe him ? He claims he can show me better than tell me . And I am still waiting.
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2014

    Well hot damn! Aanger stays hidden sometimes

    and it is wrong sometimes and every so often you get mad and find a nice little clarity of vision that whacks you on the side of your head and you say to yourself. “Aw jeez sometimes I really am an idiot.” I was talking to my ex yesterday. I am moving. He is coming into...
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    I am friends with my ex

    and also with his ex girlfriend. It's a tad weird, and she was there for me when he and I broke up.
    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    After my first break-up,

    we havenT talked for like 1 year straight. One day we began to talk about out fun times and our break up. It seemed like we've been talking about another love couple. After all the drama and stuff, and talking, we decided to become some good friends. People usually say: "being...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2015

    Still Friends With All My Ex's....... Whats Wrong Lol

    haha I have a very hard time letting people go... Though sometimes it seems it may be for the better...... but so far in this life I have seriously dated two people.... That means we dated longer than 2 months.... I usually know pretty quick who is a keeper haha I got it right...
    S33K3R S33K3R
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

    I told him I didn't love him anymore last

    week And this is what he said today Tell me, does he sound happy at all? This is the beginning part of the convo but is basically how the whole thing went..
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    Just One.

    I had a long distance relationship with a guy who lived in Canada. I'm in the U.S. so it was kind of hard but we made it work. I loved him more than I had loved anyone. He loved me the same. I kept screwing it up, though. I developed a small crush on a guy at my school, and it...
    StrangelyWrinkledMammal StrangelyWrinkledMammal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2013

    Its Starting To Hurt Now

    I offically got downgraded today: "I love talking to you. You're my friend." Damn. Ouch. And it still kills me when he says, "Yeah, I told them that WE agreed that it would be better if we just stayed friends." WE never agreed. He did. And since in HIS head it was over; if you...
    RitaRee RitaRee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2011

    But every time I see her its always awkward.

    . Like there's some sort of sexual tension there and its not just in my head bc my friends see it as well. It's been over a year since we were actually together and the first time we saw each other since then we ended up hooking up. We didn't tonight but the tension was still the...
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    I have an ex bf, James,

    who is my best friend. When we went out it was awk and we knew it couldn't work. I loved him but I had to let him go. I no longer love him like that but only as a friend. He's seeing this girl who I've known for a long time and is my friend and it doesn't bother me that much but...
    BellyBoo5 BellyBoo5
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2014

    He doesn't always think

    or act in the most rational way, but I understand why. I know he has a heart in there somewhere ....and even if our daughter is the only one he proves that to, that's more than good enough for me.
    Karmicjoy Karmicjoy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2015

    Too Much History...

    My ex and I had been together for 27 years before I left him but I told him we had too much history to just dissolve things that easily. It was my choice to leave, actually I'd been wanting to leave for absolute ages but stayed mainly for the kids. We had four children ages...
    truthseekr truthseekr
    51-55, F
    Feb 16, 2011

    Well, she's not my ex,

    but I liked her for a year and loved them for a year and a half. She rejected me with three simple words, "I don't care." But it hurt so much. She's like an ex crush or something. She was my best friend. But a few times she has claimed she didn't want to be my friend but we...
    Brianna123Blaster Brianna123Blaster
    16-17, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    Always By My Side-I gave birth to my oldest

    children, twin boys,when I was 17 and since they was born by a Puerto Rican daddy,I had to give them up because my mother wouldn't let me bring them home. She like a lot of Blacks in the 1980s(my boys were born in 1987 in rural Georgia) didn't care for Latinos. He was 10 years...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle
    46-50, F
    May 28, 2015

    It's been a long time coming.

    I didn't actually think we ever would be. My eldest daughter is five now, and her father has only been in her life for the past two years. When we found out I was pregnant, he just didn't want to know, and whilst him suddenly deciding he did has possibly been good for her, it...
    Lilycoco Lilycoco
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    Have you ever been friends with an ex

    but no matter what you do it always feels awkward? Like there is some sexual tension there... And I don't believe it will ever go away.
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    He's The First To Want To Stay Friends

    My last relationship had a pretty cut-and-dry break up, but that was kind of my fault. We don't talk at all, nor do I want it. With my recent ex, he was actually a good friend before and during our relationship. Because of him, I know realize why people say its important to be...
    RitaRee RitaRee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2011

    I have this ex who I only dated

    for like two weeks about three years ago. We broke it off cleanly and then "he" started messaging me about how he used me and frankly never actually like me. It tore me up real bad. Fast forward about three years. I have a boyfriend (3year relationship) he tells me all those...
    tinywoman tinywoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    My ex is speechless about any kind of

    communication i try to start. Before he always act interested. But now, he just can't talk.
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2015

    For some funny reason,

    I feel that life keeps bringing us back together even if decide to part ways. I feel like he's the only person I can talk to about my problems with the assurance that he'll understand me. You know, the kind of comfort you feel when you know from all your heart that the other...
    xCallisto xCallisto
    18-21, F
    Mar 11

    Have to Have Limits

    My Ex-Husband and I were good for each other and I have no regrets regarding our marriage.  I was in love with this man, we were friends long before lovers, we grew and helped each other, and of course I still love and care about him.  So, why would I not want to be...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

    I don't have many ex's,

    but I still talk to all but one of them. I am happily married, but there is a reason that my ex's were in my life, and I still feel connected to them, even if it's just in a small way. The only reason I don't speak with one of my ex's is because I never truly felt close to him...
    PoetPrincess85 PoetPrincess85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    Love Can Break - Friendship Shouldn't

    I am lucky enough to say that I am friends with most of my exes. I never hold grudges, and most of my relationships evolved from friendships... so after LOVE is gone, friendship usually remains. Of course, it takes time. I find there's a tendency that people get back into my...
    Blumcsi Blumcsi
    26-30, F
    Jul 17, 2008

    Me and Adam are trying to be friend's,

    I know it can work because I am still friend's with another ex boyfriend, we are really trying to make this work because of the girls, I have 3 and he has 2, the girls all got really close, well it was really cute my ex boyfriend Trey came to the house, he is really Samantha dad...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 11, 2015

    All of Them

    i am still friends with all of my ex's. i wouldnt say it is always a good thing, as i have had a lot of problems because of it. firsty a few of them havent exactly got over me, (yes i am even friends with the one who used to knock me about) he is one of the ones i am talking...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    He finally married his girlfriend!

    I'm so excited for them. I just hope he will bring her around so I can meet her sometime. She seems amazing and a much better fit for him than I ever could be.
    VerbingNoun VerbingNoun
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014
    unrrulytamii unrrulytamii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Don't you just hate it

    when your ex-bf who you're still good friends with has girl problems which you know something about but not sure if it's your place to give counsel? I think it's time to get some new friends... >.<
    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme
    22-25, F
    Jun 20, 2015

    He Is the Sweetest Man

    My ex husband rang this morning to remind me that the dogs ears need to be cleaned (a job he will not do) - and i mentioned that i was sick at the moment...an hour later he arrived with my favorite sick food (shepherds pie), shopping so i could make sandwiches later if i wanted...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    :)

    Me and my ex boyfriend have been through some hard times, when the relationship first ended we didnt talk for along time , but eventually i found him on facebook and messaged him my number , now we keep in contact through texting , and we've hung out latley , were always there...
    danita101 danita101
    16-17
    Jun 1, 2011

    So basically, I broke with my ex about a week

    and a half ago because I was no longer happy with him. We had been together for around six months and we were very close and connected with each other, it was almost like a match made in heaven. I broke up with him because he was flirting with other girls in including my very...
    Mollyjonsey Mollyjonsey
    16-17, F
    Nov 20, 2015

    My exes run back to me.

    They always want to come but they never want to leave. My exes they hunt me like ghost. They want me. They dont want to let go of me.
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2015

    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 that time. So, after shopping today we went to my place and started unpacking. I said:"Look, I even cleaned the kitchen!" He:"Yeah, I see it...
    LunaInvicta LunaInvicta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    Carter

    I don't get along with most of my ex's, only like one or two. One of the ones I am friends with is Carter, My first and my most recent ex. How can that be? Well we dated three times, two when we were younger (still in our teens) and after a few years of being apart and going our...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    I need him in my life

    as pathetic as tha sounds. He is my first and this far only love. He has a new gf tho. Is it wrong of me to be waiting in the wings to comfort him if things don't work out with his new girl?
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014
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