7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Bother To Stay Friends With Your Ex

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Bother To Stay Friends With Your Ex

4. Your new partner will have a problem with it
Even if you do get the chance to move on and you find a new boyfriend, do you really think that he’s going to be OK with you two sitting at the same table as your ex? Of course not. It’s disrespectful and you shouldn’t even bother to try and make them become friends. That’s just asking for trouble. Respect your partner and discard your ex.

5. One of you will end up heartbroken
Not that the break-up itself was terrible but you two deciding to stay friends is guaranteeing that one of you will get their heart broken again. One of you will continue misreading the signs the other one is sending or one of you might find a reason to try and ask for a restart on your relationship but the other side will just laugh it off. Why would you ever want to go through that situation?

6. A relationship ending should be directed at personal growth
When you end a relationship, no matter whether you were the one hurt or the one who hurt someone else, you should always look at a break-up as a new beginning, like you’re starting your life anew and there is nothing to stop you. This is the right time to try all those things you weren’t able to do while in a relationship—go out, be sexy, get drunk and so on. So why do you really have to have a reminder by your side of your past experience, your broken heart and so on?

7. It’s not necessary
There are so many wonderful people out there who are dying to be your friend. So why not give them a try? Why stay friends with an ex who probably doesn’t appreciate you enough to be there for you when you need him anyways? Of course, I’m not saying to be sworn enemies, saying ‘Hi!’ while passing each other is OK. But to hang out and pretend like nothing ever happened truly is a mistake.

April Lee