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Rules dating mates ex

“A lot of the joyous activities wouldn’t be joyous anymore,” says Dr. “And, of course, it would be much more of a roommate-style relationship where what’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine.” Plus, instead of the nurturing, loving environment you were once able to provide for each other, you’re now faced with either simmering resentment, outright hostility or something.

If you’re both planning on dating again, it might be appropriate to enforce a no-sleepovers rule so you’re not confronted with how easy it appears for your ex to get over you. Moffit also advises discussing all of the household responsibilities again – who’s going to be doing the cleaning, whether you’re doing separate grocery shopping now – to make sure you’re on the same page and that things are equitable now that you have to step out of the roles you played in the relationship and into a more pragmatic arrangement as roommates.

It’s not realistic to expect to be friends right away, so you might want to try to minimize the amount of time you spend together and instead turn to other parts of your support system.

To the original post – these things are soft – "dating" implies to me there's no love or strong feelings, just an option, in which case dont take it.

But if its being a long term mutual attraction, sooner or later something will happen.

They are still together after all these years and have a few more kids together. She left him and moved in with his best mate a week later.

It still makes my hubby angry knowing that his best friend 'dogged' him and to this day, he has serious trust issues with other guys. The 'best mate' also had a kid with my husband's ex girlfriends sister.

Will the cornflakes continue to be communal property?

Once you break up, it’s no longer “our milk,” but a heartbreakingly pragmatic arrangement.

how much it will piss off the mate depends on how much self confidence he has as a partner, and whether he stuill has feelings, and also whether he was the one who was dumped.

if he was dumped, then its going to take longer, especially if he was still in love.

its a no go for a good mate or family eg a cousins ex but for a work mate or someone who is only a friend not a mate then go for it you only live once ( a mate = someone that will be there for you & you can call to help dispose of a body ) I wouldnt say it should never be done, as I am sure there are situations where its ok.