Friendship after dating meaning of date or dating
We would often run into each other in our group of friends after that, so it took all the acting chops I could muster to keep our mortifying hookup a secret from everyone else, including his ex-girlfriend.
I still occasionally run into him, and to this day I'm always so mortified by the whole thing that I can barely talk to him." —Christine C.
Should you be the one who ended the relationship, it is unlikely you would experience all the stages of grief.
Being the one who ended the relationship, you might experience angry or sadness and then move into the acceptance stage, although there is no guarantee of skipping stages.
I was in a 5 1/2 year relationship that ended very badly.You ask if it is healthy for you to be friends with your ex. If you have moved through the grief cycle and have accepted that the relationship is over then yes, being friends is healthy.It shows that you have let go of the past and any hope to be together in the future.Some people who end a relationship stay angry with their ex and have difficulty moving onto acceptance or forgiveness.On the other hand, if your partner was the one to end the relationship, you may go through all the stages of the grief cycle starting with feeling shocked/denial at the news of the breakup.