Should You Stay Friends With Your Ex ?
Friendships make us healthy and happy. They give us support, joy, and companionship. They serve as a valuable source for advice. And they give us a sense of belonging. But what if that friendship is with an ex-romantic partner?
Being friends with an ex presents some key challenges. How do you navigate the shift from an intimate, affectionate, sexual relationship to a platonic friendship characterized by some, but not too much, emotional intimacy? How do you manage the emotions of a breakup so that you can maintain a connection with your ex, but still feel free to move on to a different romantic relationshi