), you may experience a level of jealousy you never thought existed within you, and feelings that you’ve long since buried can abruptly be woken from the dead unleashing a whole Pandora’s Box worth of pain and problems. First, it’s really wonderful to have someone who was once so important to you back in your life.
There is a great comfort in having someone who knows exactly who you are, good and bad, and just you. Maybe you’ll get answers to the questions that have been haunting you.
I do think you should try to be friends since it was worth having a relationship with him in the first place.Although many individuals report being friends with their ex-romantic partners (Wilmot, Carbaugh, & Baxter, 198514. ABSTRACT: This research investigates individual and contextual differences underlying postdissolution friendships by considering communication with former romantic partners among individuals in new romantic relationships. We also found that friendship maintenance fully mediated the association between past romantic satisfaction and current friendship satisfaction.The caveat: If one or both of you were romantically interested in each other during the previous friendship, you may (again) have trouble keeping things platonic, Breines says.That’s why it's probably a good idea to wait until you've recovered from the breakup to reestablish a friendship, which could take months or even years, depending on the nature of the split.“It's natural to want to comfort an ex through a breakup if they aren't taking it well,” Breines says.
Beckie Hocking, Woodbridge, Virginia I think you should try to be friends. So, since you're going to be together in heaven, shouldn't you try to live peaceably down here?