Nope, where there was a fire Ashes remain....
They want your friendship because they feel guilty.<br />
They remain in control.
Unless you want the torture of seeing them with someone else. So be it.
This depends on the emotional awareness, maturity, strength and intelligence of the parties involved. Generally you need to "break-up" and spend time apart if you don't like each others company anymore. You should reflect on the unfulfilled expectations of the relationship that lead to your break-up and also what expectations brought you into the relationship. <br />
An intimate, emotional and physical relationship with a partner should carry all the expectations of your closest lifelong friends. Generally new crushes that quickly become intimate relationships have no ba<x>se in friendship just in lust. If you are unsure if you can be friends you may not ever have wanted to become and intimate partner to this person. And learning to separate or suppress the sexual intimate impulses and signals with a prospect-able individual until you can be more sure of similar interests and strength of character. <br />
If your young though all that may be in common is your sexual urges and need of intimacy then you shouldn't get thinking "love" and just have fun. Way too often kids think they are adults and believe they need a "marriage-like" relationship when really you need to meet people, figure out your expectations, make lifelong connections, work for your passion in life, and then when those are more clear its easier to find someone you know you can be an intimate lifelong partner with. <br />
As far as staying friends if you can't find anything to be friendly to each other over then no. Follow the golden rule if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. Don't go out of your way to find things wrong with one another either you may think its fun to be mean but when you negatively express your expectations it stresses yourself and builds bad character.<br />
If you can get over the failed expectations of the relationship and you see the person is of benefit to your well-being you may want to put away the games and keep each others acquaintanceship. This person could be an asset to you in the future. Its better to acquire good friends and reputation than enemies and the reputation they promote.<br />
Above all don't get serious unless you are serious. Your lifelong best friend may one day become your best lover and life partner.
Sure it is . . . all about managing expectations . . . set your expectation control to the "friend setting" . . . and watch for the warning signal on the dash that indicates "over-heating" . . . . and keep the energy low . . . over a lifetime, a friend is quite an asset, particularly one you had been close to!
Hi Dolta . . . absolutely tough, but worth it . . . if the opportunity to be friends exists . . . it should be considered . . . do recommend replacing the responses to loving innuendos . . .with smiles, asides and recalls . . . rather than acting on the innuendos . . . give it a try!
No, not possible. They say it to soften the blow. Not advisable either
One never looses a true friend, except during their Funeral.
Select your friends, for life. It's a two way street, and you both must be in the same lane, going in the same direction, at the same speed.