Friends now dating
(*A note here: Of course, there are varying degrees of gravity -- a former fling may be less of a big deal than a serious relationship, and if we're talking about a recent ex-husband or ex-wife and your friend, well, then, we'll go out on a limb and say that perhaps you should reconsider your friendship unless there is an extremely unique circumstance.) If you've found yourself facing this situation as the person whose friend and ex are now dating, here are a few tips on how to handle yourself with style and grace: Have a support system handy: It's nice to ask one or two close friends to help you out.They can keep you posted on what they see and hear about this new relationship, as it's never fun to be the last to know.The world is divided into two groups of people: those who think it's OK to date a friend's ex and those who believe it's completely off-limits.When you and your friend are both in the "OK" camp, it can work if they date your ex, or you theirs.Maintain your distance: You probably don't want to get any closer to the action than you need to, so when you're stuck in the same social scene, take the seat at the opposite end of the table, or strike up a conversation with the cute guy or girl at the other end of the bar.Until you're comfortable with the situation, it's best to avoid confrontation -- it can only make you upset and say or do something you may regret.For most people, when all is said and done, it will be more about how you handled the situation versus the situation itself.
Sorting Through Your Feelings Coping with Heartache Moving On Community Q&A Having a friend date your crush can be a difficult social situation to navigate.When you and your friend are both in the "off-limits" camp, it's great -- it simply doesn't happen, because you both agree it's not a good move.However, when you're in different camps, and a friend dates your ex (or vice versa), this can lead to big trouble -- anything from awkward social interactions to permanent rifts within groups of friends.Once you've had the initial conversation about the situation, we suggest backing off and letting your friend come to you, when the time is right. Do you think it's acceptable to date a friend's ex? Bounce helps people find happiness in the right relationship.If you've been through a breakup, divorce, or just haven't been able to find happiness in your love life, Bounce Back is a place to tell your story, get community support and expert advice, and find the confidence and strength you need to move forward.