7 Steps To Help You Be Friends With Your Ex

Karishma Govil , 31 Mar 2018
Couple Fighting (Image Coutesy: Shutterstock)
Couple Fighting (Image Coutesy: Shutterstock)

Have you recently broken up with someone? We understand how uncomfortable it could get. Sometimes friends have to choose sides, and you bumping into them regularly could get seriously awkward. Everytime you see your ex, you remember your relationship. All the good times and the bad. Here are some steps to help you be friends with your ex.

Step 1: Confront Each Other

It’s important to meet and talk about the relationship. Confrontation is key. And even though you’re not together anymore, it’s very important to communicate and let out all your feelings once and for all. Tell each other what you really feel and mutually let each other go.

Step 2: Accept The Truth

Once you confront each other, you’ll understand why you both decided to break it off. But it’s important to face the truth and accept the fact that you aren’t going to be together ever again.

Step 3: Get Closure

While you may confront each other, a lot of times, you’re still hung on to your ex. At this time it is important to establish why you both aren’t the right match and just get to a mutual decision. It is important to talk about it and get that closure. You’ll regret it if you don’t.

Step 4: Talk To Your Friends

Involve your close friends. Many-a-times, friends have to choose between you and your ex now that everyone is kind of in the same group. Things could get really awkward. But if you tell your friends to act normal and keep you away from your ex, it will get easier to move on.

Couple Fighting (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Couple Fighting (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Step 5: Take A Break For A While

Sometimes, it gets way too awkward to be around each other considering the history between you guys. Things could get pretty intense for people around, and it could lead to everyone getting really uncomfortable. The best thing to do at this time is take a break from all those gatherings. It will be tough at first, but soon enough, you’ll feel better staying at home than constantly bumping into your ex.

Step 6: Give It Time

They say time heals everything and that is exactly what you need right now. Since you’ve got closure, it might take a bit of time, but eventually you’ll be able to let go of the past.

Step 7: Move On

After giving it a lot of time, some day, you’re bound to let it all behind. Let go of the past and just move on. It’s time you go out there and start making new friends. Sure, it might be a bit awkward for a while, but eventually when you both start dating other people, you’ll be able to move on completely.

They say exes can’t be friends. But with these steps, you may be able to make it less awkward for the both of you and everyone around. Some exes can be friends and some can’t. But if you’d want to try the platonic route, these steps could help you do just that.

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