Exes. Need I Say More?
It’s interesting the way exes work, isn’t it? I read an article on Thought Catalog the other day that really struck a chord with me. I have always believed in being friends with my exes. Why? It just seems so strange to build a relationship with another human being only to sever it and never speak of it again.
None of my exes ever did anything outrageous–they’ve never stolen from me (to my knowledge), hit me, etc. We just weren’t the right fit for each other. And hey, that’s totally cool and normal in my book. I’m okay with that.
But what’s so weird or wrong with trying to be friends again after the split? Why is it about winning/losing, unresolved feelings, or ulterior motives? I feel at peace when I know someone I once cared about deeply is happy and doing well in life. When things aren’t right between myself and another human being, it stresses me out. So why not do right by myself and make things right? I’ve reached out to some people in my past, and I’m hoping I can salvage what were once amazing friendships that weren’t supposed to go further than that.
What are your thoughts on this topic/article?