Friend dating ex boyfriend

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G., I am a 17-year-old girl and I'm going into my senior year of high school. My friend broke up with her boyfriend of 6 months about a month ago. Now that I'm working with this boy-maybe we can call him Jim-I'm starting to like him. He asked me to go to a movie this past weekend but I said no because I was so nervous and confused about what to do. There are no clear social rules about this but we can try to tease things apart and discuss some unwritten social rules and etiquette. After a month has passed I believe that you can consider dating him. If she is a close friend then I would suggest that you talk to her and let her know that you are considering dating her ex-boyfriend.

Maybe other girls wouldn't think it's a dilemma but to me it is. She didn't talk about it much but she seemed upset when it happened. I would like to go on a date with Jim but I don't want to upset my friend and I don't want other girls to get mad at me. I asked my mother and she said that I should write to you. There is, of course, no simple answer to your question about when and whether or not it is socially acceptable to date a friend's ex. If your friend and this young man broke up within the past week or so then I would suggest that it is too soon to start dating her ex-boyfriend. Second, how close a friendship do you have with this young woman?

In life, we meet and start to fall for people who we are familiar with and that includes the ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends of friends It is a shame that things aren't simpler but in life all things related to relationships and feelings are complicated. I hope that you are also able to maintain your friendship with your female friend. In my experience, friends appreciate hearing directly from friends rather than learning sensitive information from others.If she is not a close friend then you do not need to discuss your dating plans with her. Third, how upset is your friend about the break-up? My mind started making up all kinds of wild scenarios. Could I have some new STD that takes 3 years to develop? “No,” he said, “we’re able to be very honest with each other and we don’t take offense at suggestions.” I can tell you right now that if a guy I was dating gave me a book on kissing I would be offended…but apparently (insert smiley face), I don’t need to worry about that happening. I racked my brain wondering what the awkward topic might be. So you see my bizarre and non-logical thought process. Z if his friend was offended when he gave her a book on kissing – or even during his talks with her about it.

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