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Should you be friends with benefits with an ex? | Relationship Advice

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Have you ever had an ex pop up in your life or did you want to pop back into your ex’s life to become a friend with benefits?

You might be contemplating doing it right now, but is it worth it?

Today we’re going to discus whether being friends with benefits with an ex is a good idea or not..

Should you be friends with benefits with an ex? | Relationship Advice

Disclaimer: This advice is going to be based off of my own personal experience of being friends with benefits with an ex.

So I’m going to just be straight to the point…

Maintaining a friendship with an ex is already a push if I’m being honest.

Depending on how your relationship ended… if it ended on good terms, then that is great.

However being in a friends with benefits situation with someone you once were involved with would be difficult to me, especially if the relationship is recent.

When I say recent I mean within the past 2 years.

I also only feel this way if at least one of you still had feelings for the other.

I feel like you can’t truly just be in a friends with benefits situation if one of the people already has feelings for the other.

There’s that chance that whoever has feelings will end up getting their feelings hurt… hoping to get back together.


From my experience and from things I’ve seen with other people who were in a friends with benefits with an ex, you end up falling back into the same way of doing relationship things.

You fall into the same habits of being in a relationship without the title.

There’s also the factor that you may end up wasting time with an ex when you could have potentially took this time to meet someone new who you could actually have future with.

In my personal opinion, I feel like doing the whole friends with benefits with an ex wouldn’t be the best move for your sanity and the overall moving forward with your life.

It just feels like it would be like taking 10 steps back instead of steps forward. It doesn’t seem like a safe move or the best idea for not only you, but also your ex.

They’re an ex for a reason.. They’re an example of something that didn’t work out and unless you two plan on making something work for the future… this wouldn’t be the best move.

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So that’s my two cents.

Now it’s time for you guys to chime in.

Do you think it’s okay to be friends with an ex? If you have done it, what has been your experience?

Let me know in the comments down below!

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