Can I Be Friends With My Best Friends’s Ex?

Your BFF has just ended things with their partner, who you have become friends with too, and now you find yourself in this tricky situation where you’re unsure if you can remain friends with their ex. We know this situation can be complicated, and we are here to help you determine how and if you should maintain the friendship or end it.

Communicate With Your BFF

Whether you can still be friends with your BFF’s ex will depend on the situation and your relationship with both partners. It is okay to stay friends with your BFF’s ex if your friend doesn’t have a problem with it. Before you do anything, talk to your BFF. Be open and honest with them and share your feelings about the situation. Ask them if they would be comfortable if you remained in contact with their ex. You don’t want them to feel like you have broken the friend code or are going behind their back. Remember: Honesty is the best policy, and communication is key.

Prioritize Who Is Most Important To You

If your BFF is not happy with the idea of you being friends with their ex, it may be time to decide which friendship is more important to you. If you had a friendship with their ex before they dated your BFF, talk to your friend and tell them that you would like to stay friends with their ex. They might not be happy at first, but it makes sense, right?

Don’t Take Sides

If you want to remain friends with your BFF and their ex, staying objective and not choosing a side is important. You can still empathize with both of them and support their feelings. But even if you think one of them is in the wrong, our advice it to not make it look like you are picking a side or favoring one over the other. So basically – have both their backs.

Would you stay friends with your BFF’s ex? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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