Is it weird if you become friends with your ex? Watch
Honestly, if you two are still friends, that's great! If you broke up, that doesn't mean you need to become strangers. If you dated, then you two clearly get along, and should remain as close friends. Perhaps one day you'll start dating again, and if not, you'll still have a good friendship!
The reason why you might think it's weird is because most people try to forget their ex exists. If the reason to why they broke up was arguing/cheating, obviously being friends after what happened is unlikely. However, you two simply aren't ready, so it's nothing weird!
i always like to end on good terms with my girls because they are mental, the key your car, rocks at window, get their brother on you type. But sometimes they get even more enraged when I ask "let's be friends though" or something cos they think im patronising them. Almost like they wanna be angry, like being mad at me justifies their miserable existence or whatever. As a female, if you wanna actually be his friend, that's good. But like dont deceive yourself just in case he dont want you anymore.
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I personally, would never ever become friends with an ex. I just don't have the capacity to find that normal. Shut the door on the stage of your life and move forward from it, imo.
Being "best friends" with an ex can bring complications when one or both of you get into new relationships though. My parents split up four years ago, but other than no longer living together, it seems the same as it ever was. We go to my dad's for Christmas, we all go out with each other on birthdays and occasions etc - but I'm fairly sure that when either of them get a new partner this will no longer be possible.
When I split with my ex I agreed to stay friends but tbh I was only saving his feelings at the time, and it hasn't happened. To be honest, he hasn't even tried. I think maybe he was waiting for me to make the first move, but three years on it's not looking altogether promising!