In our recent Break Up With Your Ex survey, 51 percent of you said you can’t truly be friends with an ex. And there’s a good reason, why too.
Thirty-eight percent said the biggest impediment is that they’re still in love and can’t let go. I can’t say I agree that creating a clean slate is right for everyone.
Even several YourTango experts made the case for severing ties with an ex, explaining that “when a romantic relationship ends, whether it is a dating, short or long term relationship or a marriage, there is a breaking of a bond, a realization that the relationship cannot continue as it has. In many cases, there is a loss of respect between the partners. Without respect, there cannot be true friendship.”
As much as it’s important to move on and focus on yourself and your future after a breakup, I can’t say I agree that creating a clean slate is right for everyone. Here’s why.
I had a mutual breakup. I know, I know, is that a thing? Yes, I can tell you, it’s definitely possible and I experienced it two years ago. We cared about each other, respected each other but something was starting to fade and it was obvious we were growing apart. We both realized it wasn’t working.
Read why on Your Tango…
Original by: YourTango.com