How To Stay Friends With An Ex And Still Move On

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Can you stay friends with your ex without making your new man jealous?

Choose your hang-out with the ex carefully, and don't look too awesome. Don't go to get a beer with your ex in your nicest clothes if you're not trying to make your boyfriend jealous. Grab some lunch or something. If you make it look like a date, your boyfriend will probably get pissed off, and who can blame him? You'd probably get just as mad if he did the same thing, because you're not talking about two old friends—you and your ex have a history, probably with some nudity involved. Don't bring that up unnecessarily. You don't have to leave the house looking like a nun who got hit by a train, but guys are touchy, and it'll help our egos if you don't look like you're trying to impress your ex. You can always touch up in the car. Shopping Guide: What To Wear When You’re Meeting The Ex

If things are innocent, you've got a right to keep a friendly relationship with an ex. If you want to go meet your ex and your boyfriend's being a jerk about it, talk out his concerns. If he's still being a jerk, explain that you've got a right to have male friends, even if some of those friends have bigger penises than him. Actually, that might be a bit harsh. But remind him that you're in his corner, and maybe re-mention why you'd broken up with the ex to begin with. Keeping in touch with your ex doesn't have to be a big deal, so don't make it a big deal—your current boyfriend will learn to handle it if you stand your ground. 10 Ways To Make A Mature And Classy Exit From A Bad Breakup

 

By Phil Dotree for The Frisky

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