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Monday 7 May 2012

Friends with an ex - possible?

I saw this scene on a Sex & The City repeat the other night and I could not tear myself away. Again.

Carrie has decided she can be friends with her ex Mr Big, and decides to meet with him.

It goes pear-shaped. In a major way. Watch:

The clip brings to light another [ex] relationship quandary: how are you meant to react when you hear your ex has well and truly moved on?

A good friend of mine is in the process of writing a piece for Josie's Juice detailing how she has managed to successfully have a friendship with her ex... and yet fail miserably at this with another ex.

So, what are your experiences?

Friends with an ex?




  1. It is interesting, because about a year ago I reconnected with an ex on Facebook. We dated in high school and college. It's ancient history, but we have so much in common, and are in very similar places in our lives. We haven't talked to each other in 20 years, but we fell into a pattern of messaging or emailing several times a day. Well I was complaining one day that I never write or blog anymore, and he pointed out that I'd been blogging to an audience of one.

    Long story shorter, we recently set up a website together and are both blogging there. The site is called Ex-Communication.

    Here's the link if you are interested http://ex-communicating.squarespace.com/blog/

    In any case, I think it is possible for exs to be friends.

  2. Agreed there Kay - but it's not foe everyone...