There are a few lucky people out there who can breakup with a boyfriend and magically still stay friendly with the dude. I’m kind of kidding about the magical stuff, but actually I am a little bit jealous – it can be super hard to keep things cordial with an ex! But if you are genuinely over your ex-boyfriend and feel happy for him if he has a new girlfriend, then major props to you.
Here’s a question that we saw in the message boards: should you make friends with your ex’s new GF? It’s one thing to play nice and put up a mature front, but it’s definitely another thing to actually be friends with the chick. Would you be able to do it? Actually, should anyone do it? Read what these girls had to say and then tell us your thoughts.
Okay, so my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend and I run on the same track team. We recently became really cool with each other, and she added me on Facebook. When I looked at her profile, it said that she was in a relationship with my ex. I’m actually happy for them because they do look cute together. But is it ok to become friends with your ex’s new girlfriend?
That’s totally okay. Just…make sure you don’t let your ex get in the way of your friendship.
I see nothing wrong with being friendly- That just shows good character. But from my personal experience, I would be careful about becoming friends. It can create an awkward triangle and not-so-great things can follow.
What do I think? Being friends with your ex’s new girlfriend can be very, very tricky. It’s something that should only be done if you honestly feel that you are completely over him. If you hate your ex or if you feel even a little bit of romantic feelings towards him still, then this new friendship is going to get super messy, super fast.
If you’ve completely moved on from this ex and you really like his new girlfriend, then go for it! But be careful – I still wouldn’t make this girl my BFF, because no matter how over him you are, you’re still probably going to feel a little awkward hearing her talk about him or seeing them together. In the end, there’s nothing wrong with this as long as you’re totally comfortable with it.
Do you think it’s okay to be friends with your ex’s new girlfriend? Have you ever done it? Would you? Tell us in the comments.