I Want to Be Friends With My Ex

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    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 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

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2011

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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
    Devin094 Devin094
    22-25, M
    Jun 7, 2015

    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
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