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Friends with your ex

Is it possible to remain friends with an ex and live together as roommates?


Asked by browneyes27 at 4:00 PM on Oct. 21, 2010 in Relationships

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  • i can answer that as a factual yes. i was married for 10 years. everyone around us keep pulling us here and there, finally i left. however, 5 years later, we still were really good friends. i am friends with his present gf. i mean each situation is different. and to answer the question, i lived with my ex's family and he would stay weeks at a time and we never were sexuall involved. its called boundries and respect. if you have them yes, if not, then i wouldn't advise it til it's in place. moon

    Answer by dancingmoon84 at 4:21 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Friends yes....but room mates im not so sure of....

    Answer by Shelii at 4:01 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • My ex husband let his first ex wife move in with him (i'm his second ex It worked out great. There was no hanky panky. They just helped each other out for a few months until she saved some money. So, i say can be done.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:22 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • friends yes but i dont kno about room mates

    Answer by Paigesmommy78 at 4:02 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Friends yes, live together hell no.

    I let my ex stay with me for a month and he freaked out and acted jealous when I told him he needed to find somewhere else to stay for a night because my boyfriend at the time was coming over. Yeah he was out the next day

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:04 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I would have to say no to that one.

    Answer by hobbitswife04 at 4:06 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • That's what I worry about, too. I explained to my ex that I still love him, but not the way that he loves me, and that I planned on dating. He says that he's ok with it, but I just don't know what to expect.

    Comment by browneyes27 (original poster) at 4:07 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • By having your ex move in with you, it will take that much longer to move on with your life and meet someone else. Say no to continued problems. And think about it, if you meet another guy with him living with you - do you think the new guy is going to be OK with your ex boyfriend/husband living in your place? It will appear that you are still with him.

    Answer by kathyartist2007 at 4:11 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • good luck with that..i don't think i could do ex and me were friends..up until he got married then everything changed..we don't talk like we once did..and i have been married alot longer then him but remained his friend until then..personally i don't think i could do it..but every situation is diff..i just don;t think he will beable to deal with you dating other people...

    Answer by gracelessstar21 at 4:17 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • We started out as really good friends and we share a daughter together, but those are not the reasons why I'm letting him live with me. He's been a shoulder to lean on when no one else cared about me and he is a good person.

    Comment by browneyes27 (original poster) at 4:22 PM on Oct. 21, 2010