Can you be best friends with someone you dated?

Can you be best friends with someone you dated?

Yes, it is possible to remain friends with someone you've dated, and here's how. These four guidelines will assist you in protecting your friendships and making dating more enjoyable. These ex-partners were not only there, but they had stayed excellent friends with the couple and were overjoyed to celebrate their marriage.

The first thing you need to understand about remaining friends with someone from your past is that it is not always a good idea. If you have been through a lot together, then it would be great if you could stick together forever. However, in most cases, this is not going to happen. Sometimes people change, and this can include you and your friend. If this happens, then you should try not to take it too seriously. A few words of advice - stay true to yourself and never settle for less than you deserve.

The next thing you need to know is that remaining friends does not mean that you have to sleep with them. It is perfectly acceptable to want to be friends up until some point, and then move on with your life. There is no need to keep someone around just because you are afraid of being alone. You may find it difficult now, but eventually you will both grow up and get married or in a relationship of some sort. At that point, you will be able to talk about your past and realize that you do not have to worry about it anymore.

Finally, remember that everyone has a past.

Can you be friends with someone you dated for a month?

Many dating people nowadays believe a myth—really, an urban legend—that goes something like this: If I date him (or her) and it doesn't work out, it will be embarrassing in our social circle. Dating might jeopardize our friendship. However, this isn't true for any relationship, even if the person you're friends with happens to also be your date. In fact, remaining close after dating can only help your friendship.

Here are some tips for keeping your relationship friendly after you date:

Make sure that you both feel comfortable with the situation. If you're not sure whether or not you should stay friends after dating, ask yourself these questions: Do we still have fun together? Does he/she make me laugh? Is there a trust between us? Can we discuss serious topics without arguing? Keep in mind that the goal is to find someone special with whom you can share your future together, so don't get too attached to any one person. If you don't think you'll be able to answer "yes" to all of these questions, then it's time to move on.

Don't expect too much from the relationship. Remember that you two just started dating, so it's likely that you won't understand each other well yet. Give yourself time to get to know each other better before you try to remain friends after dating.

Can ex-lovers be best friends?

While remaining friends with an ex is entirely doable, it's important to note that it may not be for everyone, and that's perfectly OK. Especially if things did not conclude on a happy note. However, if you want to pursue a platonic friendship with an ex, right after a split may not be the greatest moment. It's better to give it time and see what happens.

The fact of the matter is that people change, and what was important to one person might not be as important to another. If you happen to find out that your friend(or more) likes something or someone else, there is no need to feel guilty about it. Just because you two aren't together anymore does not mean you can't have a good time apart.

If you really want to remain friends with an ex, show them some love often by calling/texting them rather than just sending a message on Facebook. Make an effort to stay in touch with their family as well; you wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them since you're not together any longer!

Finally, remember that not every relationship ends in divorce or breakup, so don't assume that an ex who remains your friend has done something wrong. Maybe they are just looking at things differently than you are, and that's all there is to it!

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Donna Vellekamp

Donna Vellekamp has been working with couples for over 14 years and has helped countless people through the ups and downs of their romantic partnerships. She helps her clients get out of unhealthy cycles or patterns in their relationships by teaching them how to create healthier ones together. Donna also teaches them how to take care of themselves outside of the relationship so they can have more energy for it.

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