Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? There seems to be 2 schools of thought. In one, people break up and never, ever, EVER, speak to their ex again. Jane Wonder wrote a fabulous post on this and labeled the method, Dead to Me (I’ve since mentioned it repeatedly on this site).
Other people try to stay friends with their exes. Or stay in their lives in some meaningful way (which is a necessity if there are kids involved, but otherwise would seem to be a choice).
I’ve wavered between the two, rather unsuccessfully. I gotta say, I plan on going back to Dead to Me if there is ever another ex for me to deal with. It was much, much easier. Not that it was easy. It wasn’t.
Anyway, this seems to be a topic that bubbles up pretty much constantly. How do you deal with your ex(es)? Do you keep them around as friends (or something) or make them Dead to You? I wanna know.
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