How to Keep the Friends That Are Also Friends with Your Ex ...

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Breaking up is hard enough without having friends that are mutual between the two of you.

How do you keep those friends?

How do you avoid talking about your ex or asking questions about him?

Well, take a look below!

1. Spill All Your Thoughts to Your Mutual Friends …

Spill All Your Thoughts to Your Mutual Friends …

They don't need to know your side, but they do need to know your feelings and that you'll need time apart from them to get over your ex.2

2. You Might Need to Take Some Time Apart from Those Friends

You Might Need to Take Some Time Apart from Those Friends

Yes, it'll be hard, but when you come back to your friends?

It'll be easier.

Don't take too much time, but a little distance will be good.

3. Do Not Gossip about Your Ex

Do Not Gossip about Your Ex

Yes, I totally agree that your friends should listen to your ex problems, but if they are friends with your ex?

You can't gossip about him to them, it isn't fair.

4. Ask Your Friends if Your Ex is Going to Be There...

Ask Your Friends if Your Ex is Going to Be There...

...when you hang out with them, so that way you can avoid that particular party or that outing.

5. Do Not Expect Your Friends to Take Sides

Do Not Expect Your Friends to Take Sides

That wouldn't be good for anyone!

6. You Can Tell Your Side of the Story

You Can Tell Your Side of the Story

Just don't expect them to take your side (see above!)2

7. You'll Need to Act with a Bit of Tact

You'll Need to Act with a Bit of Tact

Which is NOT going to be easy.

8. Ask Your Friends Not to Talk about Your Ex

Ask Your Friends Not to Talk about Your Ex

No matter how much you want them to talk about him.

9. Accept That Sometimes, It Could Slip out

Accept That Sometimes, It Could Slip out

Yes, they might talk about him sometimes, but it'll be an accident most of the time.

10. Be Careful What You Reveal

Be Careful What You Reveal

That doesn't mean you want to hide everything from those friends, but it could get back to your ex if you reveal everything that you are feeling.

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