3 Ways To Keep Things Civil With Any Ex

Flickr/Aftab Uzzaman
Flickr/Aftab Uzzaman

We’ve all been through it. Keeping the friendship alive when the relationship ends is quite the task. It doesn’t have to be as difficult as we make it.

1. Keep communication going

This person meant something to you at one point, don’t just cut them off. As much as you may want to, it’s not worth it. Text just once a day.

Knowing that you’re still there for each other is a nice feeling. Doesn’t have to be anything important, talk about sports, music, shared interests.

2. Group night out

If you have mutual friends, the best thing to do is to go out as a group. Don’t let yourself stay at home because your ex is going. GO OUT!

Have fun with all your friends, enjoy the company. Putting your friends in an awkward position isn’t worth the struggle. They’ll end up keeping events secret from one or the other, don’t let it happen.

3. Wish them well

This may be the hardest to do. If it ended well, congratulations. If it ended badly, wish only the best for them. Everyone deserves to be happy.

Don’t hold a grudge; don’t have the mentality that they’ll never find better than you. Show them that you can be happy for them and in turn, they’ll reciprocate.

Being civil and friendly with your ex will benefit you in the end. You’ll be at peace with yourself and isn’t that what it’s all about? Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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