We met up recently, and it turned out, like with most things, to be a matter of miscommunication. I thought it was understood that exes are off limits to best friends, or hell, even good friends. Here's the thing: I don't ever want to date my ex again. It's time that social media starts following the real life rules of common courtesy.Related: How to Get Your Mother-in-Law to Stop Asking When You’ll Get Pregnant I’ve always sought out strong, smart older women as mentors and as friends, and Nancy and Alice are living, breathing examples of the kind of woman I’d like to be. Alice had been a single mother and college dropout who worked her way up from assistant to executive.I got the unique opportunity to learn from both of them outside of a workplace setting, as well as witnessing how they balanced work and family life.You have to be sensitive to how your friend is feeling and also not totally rude to their ex (unless their ex is a horrible person – in that case, give them the cold shoulder all you want! The last part is especially difficult if you’re friends with their ex, or just happen to see them in your social circle.However, all too often you can get sucked into getting close to your friend’s ex (if you know what I mean), which is definitely not cool.
When your friend breaks up with their boyfriend/girlfriend, it can be tricky to maneuver through the tension.
He and his old girl were on the rocks and he thought he'd enjoy the rest of the trip. Here are the top 10 rules of etiquette for using Facebook responsibly in and around relationships:1. As illustrated above, lots of problems can arise from a unilateral status change.
All of your friends get that update in real time - not a fun way to find out that the dream is over. I get freaked out when anyone I don't know tries to friend me.
When James and I split up, his mother Alice (also not her real name) emailed me to ask how I was doing and, more importantly, if we could still be friends. Related: The Top 5 Times It’s Good To Be Single Maybe I just lucked out when it came to mothers of boyfriends.
I’ve heard enough stories from friends about nightmare mothers-in-law that I knew to value good relationships.