Dating an ex girlfriend
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- "Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?
" This is the status I was greeted with this week on the Facebook page of one of my dear girlfriends.
I'm not trying to generalize, but most of my female friends talk about past boyfriends, dissecting why their relationships didn't work.
You probably said a few things you didn't mean, and she fought back.I asked one of my male friends about this, and he said that if all parties involved respect one another, a simple conversation needs to occur.It's not about friends asking permission to date another person's ex.I would be happy if they found new happiness, but it would be too odd if it were with a close friend of mine.That would mean I might run into one of them occasionally and see him look at my friend the same way he once looked at me.Your closest friends will know every dirty deed, bad situation or heartbreak he may have caused.And because they are familiar with all the dirt on him, they wouldn't touch him.You don't want them back, but you don't want to keep being reminded of what could have been.There is no clear-cut rule when it comes to love and friendship.Even if you're no longer with the person who you once thought to be the love of your life, how could you stomach that person being with your friend?Regardless of how much each of you has moved on, there is always that bittersweet feeling of what could have been.