Once a relationship ends between you and a partner, it’s normal to cut ties completely and to go your separate ways.
But what happens if you want to remain friends with your ex or visa versa long after the relationship has ended?
According to psychologists, it’s better to cut ties completely with a former lover in order to move on with your life and to heal from the heartbreak of the failed relationship. With regards to co-parenting, you don’t have to be friends with the other parent of your children, but it is important to remain respectful and open to honest communication in the interest of the children.
A genuine friendship with an ex isn’t completely impossible if it’s purely platonic and there are no motives or hopes of getting back together. Here’s more advice from Today on staying friends with your ex.
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