Keeping it Real

8 Reasons Not To Be Friends With Your Ex

“To be or not to be?”

Is the big question when it comes to being friends with your ex. It’s a nice idea to stay friends with a former partner, but is it really for the best? There are eight solid reasons why trying to maintain a friendship with an ex-lover could be problematic.

  1. Prolonging heartbreak

The best thing to do when a relationship falls apart is to move on and try to distance your self from the situation. By attempting to keep an ex in your life, even as a friend, you may be prolonging the healing process and causing both parties more suffering.

  1. Bad Memories

When a relationship ends it’s very easy to dwell on all the things that went wrong in it. If you try to stay friends with your ex, you may be providing yourself with a constant reminder of all the bad things that happened when you were together.

  1. Potential Relapse

Despite your best efforts to just be friends with an ex, it takes a long time for feelings and passion to go away. The potential for relapsing and getting back together will always be there, and why start the whole cycle of heartbreak and pain all over again?

  1. Awkward Moments

Let’s face it, you’ve probably seen your ex naked countless numbers of times. Can you really maintain a friendship with someone you were intimate with at one point in time and not think of them in that way?

  1. Ulterior Motives