Is it okay for your friends to be friends with your ex?
Breakups are tough enough to deal with without having a falling out with your friends, too. Having to share friends with your ex is far from ideal, but its not the end of the world. Good friends should still be able to have your back, even without cutting off your ex.
Why do exes want to stay friends?
There are four main reasons, Rebecca Griffith and her colleagues found, why exes feel compelled to maintain a friendship or to suggest doing so: for civility (i.e., I want this breakup to hurt less than it will otherwise), for reasons relating to unresolved romantic desires (I want to see other people but keep you
Is talking to exes bad?
Even if you know your ex isnt right for you, talking to your ex can cause serious problems. After the past relationship ends, you are going to feel vulnerable and will be susceptible to getting into an emotional or sexual situation with your ex to self-medicate and make you feel better.