It is possible to be friends right after a breakup — but its rare. “Yes, it is possible to be friends with an ex right after the breakup, especially if you have had a strong foundation built on friendship before you became lovers,” Celia Schweyer, dating expert at Dating Scout, tells Elite Daily.
Can once lovers be friends?
As Brenner says, its totally possible to be friends with someone who was once a hookup partner, as long as youre both on the same page about sex no longer being on the table. Try to meet the person from a new place, Brenner adds. Holding onto past patterns from the romance will spell doom for the friendship.
Can you ever be friends with your first love?
Being Friends With Your First Love Isnt That Complicated, Experts Say. One of the hardest things about breaking up with your first love is feeling the sense that they may be lost from your life forever. Its always possible to be friends with an ex.
Can you ever stop loving someone?
No matter how much you want to stop loving someone, its hard to simply flip a switch on your feelings. But even if you cant entirely stop loving someone who doesnt love you or whos caused you harm, you can manage those feelings in positive, healthy ways so they dont continue to cause you pain.
Should I stay friends with someone who rejected me?
Plain and simple — if you dont want to be friends — dont ask to be friends. Of course, if after the rejection they ask to be friends, you may feel some serious pressure to say yes. Yet, according to Dr. Klapow if youre not ready or interested in friendship, its totally OK to say so.