Dating one of your friends past hook up
Instead of detracting from your relationship or creating a rift, their friendship remains neutral or adds to your relationship.
The ex might even make an effort to become friends with you, which is pretty much the ultimate sign things are a-OK.
Unless your partner wants to get back together with their ex, they may want to wait until these strong feels fade before trying out a friendship.
Similarly, if you get the sense that the ex wants to get back together with your partner — even if your partner shows no interest themselves — a friendship may not be a good idea.
"Even if a couple breaks up and one or both find other partners, if the relationship was very sexual and their chemistry has not dissipated, either your partner or their ex may still want to see each other."It's important to trust your gut and speak up if you feel uncomfortable, left out, or worried that something might happen.
"If feelings remain or are unresolved, then it could just be a gateway back to the old relationship," Bennett says. If so, their friendship is likely nothing to worry about.
"Many people remain friends with exes because they hope there will be another chance to date that person."So, if something doesn't feel right, be sure to speak up. If you feel bad, though, there may be a reason why.
As Bennett says, "If your partner has moved on, but the ex has not, then I don’t advise remaining friends.
The ex could still feel like there is hope and that could complicate your current relationship."While it'll be up to your partner to decide what's best for them, a friendship with an ex who was toxic or emotionally abusive may not be the best idea.And that's fine."Some couples have the wisdom and common sense to realize that they are better off as friends and break up so they can remain friends," Rappaport says.