...I dated another guy for a couple years in my twenties. After we broke up one Thanksgiving, we tried to stay friends. Why not, right? The break-up was mutual; we were two adults; we enjoyed each other's company. We did a bunch of friendly activities—met for Sunday brunch, went for a bike ride, got dinner at a pizza place, went to a comedy show—but in the end, it was too hard to be friends. It felt weird and emotionally ridden, especially when we both started dating other people. So we did the mature thing: Got in a huge fight and never spoke again.
It's hard, right?
The new movie Celeste and Jesse Forever is about this very thing. (FYI, it's opening in a bunch of theaters tomorrow). Celeste and Jesse are getting divorced but still hang out all the time. Their friendship becomes strained, however, when Jesse starts dating another woman. Wouldn't you love to see it?
So, I'm curious: Are you still friends with your exes? Or would that be too hard/sad for one or both of you?