I Want to Be Friends With My Ex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 People

    Don't Know How Not to Be

    we were together so long. shared so much. best friends, motivation to each other. i wish i had never left him but since i did and i am married now i just wish i could still be his friend. we are still friends but the reality that we can never have all that we had is constantly...
    goldie25 goldie25
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2008

    it felt good that after sometime of no

    communication,because you both were hurting, finally you came to a point where you both have forgiven and received healing. its just the most beautiful thing to me, knowing that he is ok and no longer hurting... :)
    glowingember glowingember
    36-40, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    Its Complicated

    So here's my complicated reality... I went out with my BEST friend for 9 months, we have been friends since ws were 7. Not to mention that my parents love him as son and hisparents love me as a daughter too. But here comes the worst part we àre neighbors and we hid our...
    icysparkles icysparkles
    Mar 10, 2012

    It sounds absurd when your ex says "I hope we

    can still be friends" after a rough breakup, but I wish it could actually happen. How can you be friends with someone you connected and loved on a completely different level? How is it possible to be "just friends" after you shared so much together? Losing a significant other is...
    anitamigna anitamigna
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    Be Careful What You Wish For...

    I used to be best friends with my ex-boyfriend. We hung out at least twice a week. At fist 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 massage. Later maybe a hug that lasted a little...
    PhantomAccordion PhantomAccordion
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2008

    I Wish.

    I wish I could just talk to him... Easily... I cant even remember how long we were together... a few months... but it stayed with me for years. I didnt love him, not the way i love my current boyfriend. But there was something.. something special. We had a chance... infact we had...
    Illlusion Illlusion
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2011
    Devin094 Devin094
    22-25, M
    Jun 7, 2015

    I married my bestfriend a little over a week

    ago, we had been dating for a couple years. Whenever my husband and I got together I was heartbroken over my ex John, John and I had tried to have a relationship again, probably the 10th time trying over 8 years but once again we failed, it ended after a few intense weeks and I...
    emavii emavii
    22-25, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    Do You Think It's Okay To Be Friends With My Ex?

    we've been occasional friends since 7th grade. we started hanging out in february of this year ( 10th grade) and we hung out weekly and ended up dating and going to prom and whatnot. we only dated for a month so it was nothing serious. he broke up with me suddenly because 1. he...
    thenameisstacy thenameisstacy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2013

    I have been in three long term relationships

    before the one I'm in now. Two ended with a lot of pain, and I have rarely spoken to them since. One was a wonderful relationship that ended for reasons that we couldn't help, and he is still one of my best friends! We have such a weird relationship, but dating for a year and a...
    leahjo12 leahjo12
    18-21, F
    Jun 6, 2015

    Humans Have Boundaries But Love Is Boundless

    I wish I could make her understand that.We couldn't be with each other but I would really love to still be in touch with her. To tell her about everything happening in my life, to know everything that's happening in her life. I wish it could be that way.But I already ruined...
    prodigarl prodigarl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2012


    My boyfriend and I only recently broke up, and I'm struggling a little just being friends. We both still care about each other very much, and we both still love each other. This is really more of a bread over a breakup, but we want to remain friends while we're separated. Our...
    darkraindrop darkraindrop
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2010

    She's still mad but I don't know what I did.

    I said sorry. Why can't she just tell me I mean it's been over three weeks now wtf I just wanna be friends again
    Devin094 Devin094
    22-25, M
    Jun 20, 2015

    It's been a year since I broke up with my ex

    girlfriend, and yet I still feel a bit attached to her. I don't see why I should even have these confusing feelings I mean, she hurt me so much in the past. She was dating guy for a year while we were dating, and I then later found out that she was also having a "thing" with a...
    Ominousity Ominousity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    I kind of want to try

    and friend my ex who shattered my heart about 14 months ago... Would this be a good idea? My intentions aren't to get back together with him (as far as I know). I just want things to feel ok and smooth. I think about him a lot but mostly the fact that I lost a good friend and in...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 2, 2016

    Texted my xbf if he still wanted to be friends

    even though he broke up with me. At least I had move on and let the past be the past and looking forward. There's always a part of him that is important to me and I hope he understand. If not then he never did love me when we were dating... Oh well, at least I tired to be...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014
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