Best friend dating ex with children
By that point, our feelings had faded so much we functioned more like roommates than romantic partners.I had no clue how our relationship might look post-divorce.I’m not saying go ahead and jump your friend’s ex right now. It all comes down to how your friend feels about it. Remember, it’s a tricky situation and if you don’t do your homework, you could lose your best friend. If it’s been a few years and your bestie has definitely moved on, give it a go. You were a good friend and kept your feelings to yourself for long enough. Pay close attention to when it is and isn’t okay to date her ex. They’re both happy dating other people and there’s no jealousy. As long as you respect her wishes, you won’t lose her as a friend and you’ll know for sure whether to date the ex or not.
We had a lot of laughs, but Mel got serious on the way home—telling me I should marry Howard and move to California. Three months later, I Mel didn't remain a big part of our lives, but the laughs did. Spoiler alert: Life wasn't all laughs and the surprises weren't all happy.But when you peel away what makes you a couple, what remains can make you friends. By this point, it was a natural part of our new normal family dynamic for me to be closely involved in supporting him, and for V to support me doing that. Two decades past our divorce, even in the last stages of his illness, he would always call me when I was on the road, checking to see where I was, and then he would call right at the time he knew I'd be pulling up to my house in Carmel, making sure I arrived home safely. I didn't just lose my ex-husband or the father of my children. And the biggest winners in our friendship weren't us, but our kids. Most of our family and friends, who had shared or witnessed our lives together, understood our bond. Unlike my cancer journey, his didn't have a happy ending. I sure didn't think we'd be as close as we once were.In time, I met and married someone else, and moved 300 miles away.