Awkward dating breakup
Some don’t care about witnessing ex’s displays of affection with their new snugglebunny and for others, it’s pure unadulterated nightmare fuel.This goes both ways, by the way; just because you’re totally fine with knowing everything (and everyone) your ex gets up to doesn’t mean that they’re going to feel the same way about you.It’s worth noting: how you feel when you first try to be friends may not be how you feel the further you get from your break-up.Be willing to revisit how you’re feeling and where you’re drawing those lines as time goes by. One of the hardest gaps to bridge after a break-up is accepting that the way you relate to a friend, even a very close friend, is different from how you relate to a lover.Good fences make for good neighbors and good boundaries make for good friends; establishing early on what you both are and aren’t comfortable with is part of how you make a friendship with your ex work.
Most of the time, when you’ve broken up, it’s for a very good reason.
Your relationship has just ended and that deserves to be observed.
While breaking up certainly doesn’t mean your relationship was a failure, you are facing an ending and those tend to be sad.
When you’re in a committed relationship together, it’s natural to have a greater expectation of involvement in your partner’s life.
After all, you’re a team; what they do materially affects too and vice versa. It’s understandable that you’re going to be one of the highest priorities in their lives, that they’re going to put their relationship with you (and yours with them) ahead of others.