Tag Archives: Friendship

6 Times Never to Be Friends With Your Ex

It’s one of the biggest clichés of all time: “I want us to still be friends.”

Ex-BoyfriendFrom statements of celebrity splits to impromptu break-up texts, to speeches in front of middle-school lockers, there is a notion in our culture that breakups should be sweet and amicable. It’s often assumed that the best way to end a romantic relationship is to magically embark on a close, happy, friendship — where everyone is thrilled, and both parties smilingly tease each other about his video-game habits or her fondness for vintage brooches.

But does this fantasy ever work out, and is it even wise to try for it? Can you really be friends with someone you dated — even if he knows you better than anyone else? Do any great — or even average — romances ever end by segueing into a strong friendship?

The answer, many times, is no. Sometimes, of course, it can happen — with time. But certain conditions must be met. Here are six signs that should tell you that “Let’s just be friends” may not be your best option (as discussed in detail in The Friendship Fix):

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Is It Possible That Your Best Friend Become Your Soulmate?

It’s been often said that a best friend is your soulmate. Can a best friend become your soulmate with time?  As friendship is supposed to be the foundation and basis for every kind of lasting relationship in existence. Friendship is a strong kind of feeling and very akin to love without being love. I hope that this makes some sort of sense? Close friends can start out as friends and later become lovers. But even if they don’t become lovers. They’re still destined as true soulmates.

Best friends are without a doubt some of the most special people around for us. But the underlying question is as follows. Can a best friend become your soulmate? The Continue reading