My ex and I are still very close, but he has a new girlfriend. Should we limit our communication even though now it’s platonic?
You have to really ask yourself in a situation like this, not only if your intentions with him are strictly platonic but if his are as well. That means zero interest or possibility that residual or old familiar feelings will surface between the two of you. Not only do you have to be accountable for your own feelings, but you have to consider his and hers as well. If you think that you could interfere with him developing a perfectly healthy relationship with someone else, then you should keep your distance, if she’s uncomfortable, then you also have to be respectful of her position, whether you like it or not.
What I would recommend you do is establish where both of you stand emotionally, and if you are confident that both of you — although you’d be the minority — have completely extinguished all romantic feelings for each other, then communicate, hang out, go to a movie, fart in each others’ presence, do whatever friends do. But be sure that his current girlfriend is comfortable with all of this — if she is then she’d also be the minority — but if that is in fact the case, then try to include her in your friendship because if you really care about him, then you’ll accept and invite her into your life like the good friend that you are.
What would you do in this situation? Would you be OK with a new boyfriend still hanging with his ex?
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