Can you be friends after dating
Or at least, without getting super-jealous and –esque?Some assume that one of the “buddies” is always being strung along, secretly hoping that the fucking leads to something more serious.You need to grieve the loss of the relationship – if you don’t you’ll find it even harder to move on.
Let it all out on your nearest and dearest, and don’t feel ashamed about it.
That means deleting their number, all social media (and even blocking), ridding yourself of all the stuff they left at your flat, and basically doing anything to occupy your mind.
But sometimes, and it doesn’t happen often, it’s possible to stay friends. I’m speaking from personal experience here because I’m still good friends with an ex of mine from 2011.
Boyfriends and girlfriends have come and gone, but my friends with benefits have stood the test of time. That’s longer than I predict my first marriage will last.
And while I can’t imagine being with my Cuba date “for real”—I mean, he’s a low-key homeless anarchist who once took me on date to his Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meeting; there are red flags—I still value our relationship immensely.