One of my best friends has managed to do what most would consider the impossible: she's remained best friends with an ex that broke her heart.
The two had a very close relationship, though saw themselves going in different directions. After breaking things off, the two took a couple weeks to regroup and were back to talking daily and seeing one another every couple weeks or so.
It's been a little over a year since the two have parted ways and they still remain as tight as ever. I've always envied their seamless transition from a relationship to being the best of friends. Her ex is now with someone else and the three of them seem to get along swimmingly.
Thought I'm on good terms with my ex, we don't necessarily have the strongest friendship. It's dwindled down to being mere acquaintances despite living less than a mile from one another. At least we're on good terms, though.
Are you still friends with any of your exes? Was it an easy transition or did you have to take some time apart before reconnecting and redefining your friendship?