Queer communities are often small and insular, and once you've found one, you tend to hold on to it for dear life. Breakups require space. We know our backstories will be tangled and intertwined. Is the date going well? Smaller font Descrease article font size - A. In discussing this topic with my female friends, it seems to me that men are especially experienced in dealing with this dilemma. No matter what his answer is, it's going to make things weird. Successfully Subscribed!
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Communication is vital if maintaining the friendship is important to you. Indifference is the opposite of love. A good way to gauge this is by suggesting an outing where your friend and their ex will both be present. You also need to ask yourself if the ex has had enough time to heal from the breakup or you could risk being the rebound. Do they check off most of your boxes? Do you have strong indication that they reciprocate your feelings? A lot depends on the length of time your friend was with this person. A couple of years and a couple of months are two very different time frames and carry different sensitivities. It comes down to how you view your friendship — only you can answer which is more important.
Yes, you may as many people tend to get completely wrapped up datig your own feelings and give the datiing finger to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise, but if one of your besties decided to start humping your ex, would you be supportive or forgiving? Thirdly, yet without intending to come across as territorial in a caveman-defecating-on-his-patch-of-land sort of way, that person was with you and was part of your life. They were someone who significantly contributed to shaping the person you are today.
Not only is that his best friend, but he massively betrayed him. Being honest, showing respect, and having trust in one another is the key trinity to BFFs. MORE: The 6 types of relationship you need to have experienced before you dating my best friends ex wife consider marriage. Follow Metro. The Fix The daily lifestyle email from Metro. Sign up. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger Share this with Share wite article via email Share this article via flipboard Copy link.
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