Is it OK to be friends with your ex husband?

Is it OK to be friends with your ex husband?

It's a good idea to be civil and cooperative with your former spouse; however, being friends with your ex likely won't allow you to move on with your life. While it's normal to want to undo the past, being friends with your ex usually doesn't work out.

Why does my ex husband want to be friends?

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They want all the trappings of a warm, close primary family, while destroying the very things that make that possible. Often, especially when there has been abuse or addiction or adultery, men think that if they are still friends with their ex after divorce, everyone will think better of them.

Is it worth staying friends with an ex?

Being in contact with your ex could interfere with your ability to do just that. Sameera Sullivan, CEO and lead matchmaker at Lasting Connections, believes that “in most cases, no, it's not worth it to be friends with an ex. If there are any sort of hidden feelings or anything else along those lines, stay away.”

When should you stop being friends with your ex?

You need to give yourself time to sort through your emotions, and to separate your romantic feelings for the person from those that are still OK in a friendship. Winter suggests at least six months of time before any regular contact, because it allows enough time for you to see your ex as a person, rather than a lover.