Do you have to be friends w/ an ex?
I've taken my time to work through my feelings (hurt, sadness, loss, pain, etc.). No contact was the only way to go, and now I feel good about myself, life, etc. I think largely b/c I feel good w/ where I'm at in life. :) I'm casually/slowly getting back into the dating world and it feels good, too. So my question -- do you have to be friends w/ your ex? In my case, my ex is a part of the (broad) social world I'm in, and her sister is dating one of my best friends so seeing each other is inevitable. Of course, when I have seen her, I've been friendly/civil but that's the extent of my interest.
I wonder b/c I've had 3 other significant relationships in my life and am really good friends w/ 2 of my exes. It just didn't make any sense to try to find a friendship w/ the 3rd other ex (after our breakup). (If it helps, w/ the 4th, most recent ex, we dated for about 9+ months and broke up about 4 months ago.)