Yes, you can. My ex and I now still be good friends. Ex is not enemy so you can be friends with. But you have to be careful if he/she has not feeling with you right now you cannot force and hope that you and him/her are getting back.
If your still in love with the person you will always want to be more than friends, you will have hope that you two will get back together but if they start seeing other people its going to hurt bad, I know I have been through this but I also know when you love someone so much the thought of just still being in their lives even though it hurts is better than nothing at all. If you don't think you two will get back together again and you are still in love with them I suggest you give yourself time to get over them and when and if you ever feel ready, then you can hang out with them again slowly and see how it goes.
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It?s important to take a step back and weigh the pros and cons of this friendship actually working. Sometimes the reason you want to stay friends isn?t really healthy: You want some sort of validation for all the years you put into the relationship, or you think it?ll make you feel less guilty about moving on, or you?re still hung up on the girl/guy.Sometimes you can be friends ? eventually. But when the wound of a tough breakup is still fresh, the last thing you need is to try to be nice to the person who hurt you. And if you?re the one who broke a heart, don?t expect your guy/girl to want to pal around. If the situation is less dramatic, though, the friendship can often pick up fairly soon.
You can be friends and always talk to each other, but it is good you get over him first. It will always hurt you when you see he does not love you back. If you do not see you two getting back together, first put a distance between you two so that you can get over him.
Look so many people don't get it,yeah you can be friends but does it behoove you in any manner??I'm not saying don't be cordial if they contact you but don't contact them don't be drinking buddies not only because someone will inevitably get hurt but also out of respect for your new love or future love!!!Assuming your parents are still married does your mom stay in touch with x boyfriends and does your dad stay in touch with x girlfriends??I understand it's hard to get over an x but the most prudent advice I can give is,"If something doesn't serve you let it go"!!
From personal experience, it is possible. But that being said, it is the hardest thing you can ever do. Once they feel comfortable in your friendship, they tell you things like who they like or how great a new relationship is. And truth be told, if you are really "in love" with them then it will hurt you worse than you could ever know. Honestly, I recommend being acquaintances with them and seeing them on very few occasion. Try to cut them out of your life as much as you can. It won't be easy but you need to keep strong.