Ex is dating my friend

Posted by / 24-Dec-2016 06:26

Dealing with your feelings Being supportive Working around awkward situations Community Q&A Breaking up can be hard and is even harder in that odd situation where your friend starts dating him or her after you broke up.

Dealing with this awkward arrangement will likely bring about a roller-coaster of feelings and fears but it is great that you've decided to deal with it rather than ignore it.

I spoke to a number of dating experts on the subject, and across the board they all echoed a similar sentiment: throwing a friend's ex into the dating mix can be a bloody disaster.

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- "Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?

" This is the status I was greeted with this week on the Facebook page of one of my dear girlfriends.

“On paper, it sounds like an absolutely horrendous idea, and something most good friends would try to avoid like the plague,” notes Michael Valmont, a dating and social coach.

When coming out of a relationship, a friend should be there as a strong supportive shoulder.

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“If they begin to date the woman you were seeing, it can feel like an extra knife in the back. My rule of thumb is that it's fine unless it is a very good friend.