Friends after dating advice
The caveat: If one or both of you were romantically interested in each other during the previous friendship, you may (again) have trouble keeping things platonic, Breines says.That’s why it's probably a good idea to wait until you've recovered from the breakup to reestablish a friendship, which could take months or even years, depending on the nature of the split.“It's natural to want to comfort an ex through a breakup if they aren't taking it well,” Breines says."In a lot of poly relationships, partners can be extremely excited if their partner falls in love with someone else."That, of course, is a unique circumstance that not everyone is going to relate to, so there are a few things to keep in mind."You might have to end up cutting contact with the first person because they're upset over what they perceive as a betrayal," La Rocca says.
The most masochistic part of it: Although it may make you sad or upset to look at their profile, it’s your subconscious yet cruel way of helping yourself still feel connected or associated with that person, Orbuch says. Which isn’t all that surprising—after all, blocking someone who used to be a big part your life feels very final and very sad."It depends on how long you two have been together, how close of friends they are with the other person involved, and what kind of relationship you guys have," says Kristy La Rocca, a psychotherapist in NYC.