Keeping your thoughts limited to this tightly knit circle will also prevent you from blabbering your opinion about the new couple to everyone.
(*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.
Five years down the road, if you're still single and interested in her leftovers, then perhaps you both can consider it. You've been compared to your best friend your whole life, do you really want to add your role in bed to that list? I'm just curious what makes you think that they will treat you any differently?
If he cheated on her, he'll cheat on you, regardless of how perfect you think you'll be for him.4. Just because your best friend wants the best for you doesn't mean she wants you to date her ex-boyfriend.
" This is the status I was greeted with this week on the Facebook page of one of my dear girlfriends.
My knee-jerk response was "Duh, who wouldn't be pissed?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.Jennifer Aniston and bestie Courtney Cox were both romantically linked with Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz - and Katy Perry and Taylor Swift both had relationships with John Meyer (though that one did cause Bad Blood).Simply say, “Look, I just thought you should know that (their exes name) and I have gone on a few dates.Check back every week for her take on dating and relationships.