Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Our families are involved, so it is nearly impossible to just part ways. My last ex and I are sorta friends but he still entertains delusions of reconciling, even though I've told him I'm dating.Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Have any of you ever moved from a lovers relationship to a friends relationship? My ex and I get along about as well as it is possible for anyone to, but it's still weird. It's been three years since the breakup and he's still not dating anyone! I loved him for a very long time, and still care for him. There is absolutely nothing worse in the world than a person who has broken off a romantic relationship with you, but won't leave you alone.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. It's easier for the one who broke it off though (in our case, he did), so keep that in mind and be kinder than necessary if you must do this. To hold no hard feelings is good for the karma but to try to remain friends will hold both of you back. I frankly wonder if it would have been kinder to leave him be so he would be motivated to find someone else. Our families are involved, so it is nearly impossible to just part ways. Has it occurred to you that you're being very cruel? So by sticking around, you're really condemning the poor guy to this perpetual cycle of taking every single kind thing you say as a sign you're ready to reconcile, only to see his hopes dashed by another rebuff. I loved him for a very long time, and still care for him. Have any of you ever moved from a lovers relationship to a friends relationship? I have tried this but I haven't been successful yet.The main thing that grits me is that my ex has always been pretty insensitive and I find this harder to take than the actual breakup. This friendship will create baggage for your (and his) next relationship. It doesn't work if one of them still is in love with the other one. Have any of you ever moved from a lovers relationship to a friends relationship? In fact, you're already alluded to this occurring in your post.Like last weekend we were hanging out with old friends and he played a song for one of them that had personal meaning to me when we were married and when I deleted the song off of my ipod after the breakup I mentioned it to him, but the dummy still played that song. With two of my exes (that I broke up with) I felt it kinder to leave their lives totally and find a new set of friends to hang around with. I loved him for a very long time, and still care for him. So if you like the guy, then leave him the heck alone already.I had a hard time believing that it wasn't deliberate. We really became friends after he moved 2000 miles away. I knew that it would hurt them too much to stay around. Our families are involved, so it is nearly impossible to just part ways. we were never friends we started the relationship on our first date so now we are friends that is hard for me.. Just feel fed up with family always complaning about me.. Im hoping to find another man who likes big women (I dont plan to stay big ive been losing weight).. Don't return his phone calls and e-mails beyond what is absolutely necessary.
I loved him for a very long time, and still care for him.Hypothetically, I wouldn't even try to return to an old social circle until I heard that he found a new girlfriend and they'd been together happily for a few months. And if I had a new boyfriend ahead of him finding a new love, I would definitely stay far away from him. He is currently trying to get another lady he met before all this happend.. So I think parting ways is probably the healthiest thing you can do for a good six months or so. We both flew out on our vacations he with family visitng grandma cuz she has cancer I went to see my best friend she has heart plms.. Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. Over ,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association.Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy.Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.