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Show Of Hands April 26th, 2016 3:24am

Are you friends with any of your romantic exes?

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jamjay Atlanta, Ga
04/29/16 4:20 pm

Most. Not the last ex-wife.
Crazy......Sad. Hot but WoW!

punkrockfangirl Qualcosa di casuale
04/29/16 6:37 am

Best friends before we dated, still best friends today

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/28/16 8:31 am

Hell no. One of guy , if he got hit by a bus, I hope I'm driving.

simplyjoyful Texas
04/27/16 1:08 am

Friendly but not friends. I think very highly of them and wish them happiness but I don't seek communication with them. I'm always happy to see them and catch up for a few minutes though

DoctorWu at the great hill
04/26/16 4:16 pm

I don't live anywhere near any of them, and haven't seen any in around 20 years.

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Lanturn2OP Inman, South Carolina
04/26/16 12:19 pm

Yes. We were really close friends before we started dating, so it wasn't a very tough transition.

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Iamamerican California
04/26/16 10:29 am

Yes. We had kids together and after many years we decided it would be better to be friends than not. We even go out to dinner once a month with our spouses.

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njalstorm
04/26/16 9:58 am

No. I am married and it is inappropriate to hang with exes or any other woman. I also never allow myself to ever be alone with any other woman EVER.

I would never allow my wife to feel bad/nervous because of my selfish irresponsibilities EVER.

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backstrokerjc
04/26/16 2:44 pm

It's not selfish to have your own friends-male or female-when in a relationship. If you were gay, and had a bunch of male friends, gay and straight, before entering the relationship, would you be expected to give them up?

njalstorm
04/26/16 3:01 pm

Yes. You cannot stop nor help who you fall in love with or when.

Some of us that had decent agents told us " don't hang out with anyone with questionable morals" ( bad girl or bad boy) why? Because BOOM, all of a sudden your are smitten and cannot control it.

I will tell you that of my friends that had "friends " of the opposite sex: they are divorced or have went through traumatic relationship issues.

About a month ago I read a piece, out of the U.K. I believe, anyway they claim that if you have had sex with anyone, including violent rape, then you have the most basic forms of love for that person. They only test subjects that didn't have that basis for love was those that were so drunk, they had no memory of it.

Again your significant other, and you ( you won't admit it) at some level feel pain or betrayal when there with the opposite sex.

Not saying it is impossible, but with the average person; it isn't probable.

njalstorm
04/26/16 3:02 pm

* decent parents, .... Agents, lol, Siri you so silly

simplyjoyful Texas
04/27/16 1:12 am

I'm the same way. When you love someone you will do anything to protect them, including staying away from situations that might hurt or lead to hurting your spouse. My marriage is too precious to be playing with fire like that.

tayen Illinois
04/26/16 8:30 am

Not close friends, but still Facebook friends and make small talk when we run in to each other.

kywrite augusta, ga
04/26/16 6:22 am

Oh, lord, no, but my husband and I both count his ex-wife as a friend. She is a sweet, if flawed, person.

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celloVirtuoso buried in sheet music
04/26/16 5:53 am

I only have one, and after he graduated we eventually stopped talking. We were friends before that, though.

political Georgia
04/26/16 5:44 am

All my exes live in Texas.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/26/16 12:10 pm

It's one of those fun, silly kinda songs!

political Georgia
04/26/16 12:26 pm

The King sure knew how to sing.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/26/16 12:39 pm

Yes, King George does know how to sing.

vastmiles
04/28/16 11:34 am

That's why I hang my head in Tennessee

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/28/16 11:41 am

It's hat, not head, but A for effort! 😃

political Georgia
04/26/16 7:45 am

Quit mumbling!

liam2013 iowa
04/26/16 5:07 am

Yes. My former girlfriend and I are still very close though not romantically involved. Having a son in which we share the duties of raising is a major factor.

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applechicken101 NY
04/26/16 4:38 am

I've never have an ex-romantic partner

browniescout georgia
04/26/16 4:26 am

My bff is an ex. Treasure the relationship.

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ronderman North Carolina
04/26/16 3:52 am

I've only had sex with one woman. Don't know if some of you are using that as a qualifier.

Other romantic relationships? There haven't been any for 23 years. Facebook friends.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/26/16 5:24 pm

I don't think romantic ex has to equal sexual partner.

CMWF5 Georgia
04/26/16 2:44 am

I wouldn't say friends, but I don't have hard feelings, and neither do they. A few are friends on social sites; including my ex-husband. My ex-husband and I have a son together. It wouldn't benefit my son if we didn't get along.

Congressman Louisiana
04/26/16 2:18 am

No I moved on like an adult.

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backstrokerjc
04/26/16 4:01 am

How is it un-adult to stay friends with them? Moving on and not holding a grudge is a very mature thing to do, but if you both realize you platonically enjoy each other's company, staying friends is also a valid adult choice.

Congressman Louisiana
04/26/16 4:34 am

I never said anything about holding grudges. And the idea of a platonic relationship after a romantic one is nothing but a bold faced lie to justify one or bother party's lingering attraction for the other and not having to completely let go because one or both may think there's still a chance of sparks flying or at the least a FWB relationship.

backstrokerjc
04/26/16 5:06 am

I was using grudge holding as an example of something that is immature. And while staying friends with a romantic ex might not be right for everyone, there are situations where a healthy mutual platonic relationship can develop or re-form.

Congressman Louisiana
04/26/16 5:11 am

Not true. You can't name a single case, and anyone who says they have a healthy platonic relationship with an ex is a flat out liar.

backstrokerjc
04/26/16 5:40 am

I am in healthy, platonic friendships with a couple of my exes. With one of them, we dated for several months, and eventually we both came to the realization (separately) that we would be better off as friends. I took the initiative to bring this up, he said he felt the exact same way, we high fived and went about our lives as good friends. Both of us now have other SOs, but we have maintained our friendship. Neither of us expects anything more.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
04/26/16 2:04 am

Most of them.

Mainly bc most of the them were friends previously.

Plus, none of my breakups were terrible. Just bc we weren't a great match romantically doesn't mean I don't like the person. We gave it a try and it didnt work.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/26/16 1:49 am

in loose terms, like we're FB friends, but I have a VERY small group of REAL friends & only one of them is a romantic interest.😊

ronderman North Carolina
04/26/16 3:47 am

IS? There is more to that story.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/26/16 7:05 am

Maybe there is & maybe there isn't... I'm not telling. 😜

teachinla California
04/26/16 1:33 am

I'm 74. I haven't seen any of them in years. In fact, one of them is dead.

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donkong Hanoverian
04/26/16 1:07 am

No no no no no

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cyanospool The Deep North
04/26/16 12:23 am

I have in the past, but my most recent experiences solidified my decision to cut contact permanently. No matter how amiable the post-dating relationship may seem, it's simply more volatile than a regular friendship and unsustainable. At least for myself. Other people may be exceptions and that's fine, but for me personally it's not worth what it's cost me before.

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JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
04/25/16 11:38 pm

As a rule I don't, but I ran in to an ex at the grocery store a couple months ago. We exchanged numbers and have been talking off and on since.

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JamesOuk Cleveland
04/25/16 10:44 pm

Women... Would you be okay with your BF / husband being friends with his ex?

goldz oh this world
04/25/16 10:53 pm

I wouldn't stop him.

iBakes California
04/25/16 11:54 pm

Yeah, he can be friends with anybody he wants.

Romanus47
04/25/16 10:37 pm

Sucks if you had a deep history with one of them.... :/ nothing's the same after a long intimate relationship

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mim formerly 97123
04/25/16 10:36 pm

I try to stay on good terms with the exes. My ex-husband calls me every couple months. Even though he was a deadbeat, I don't harbor bad feelings. Another ex (we were together nine years) I talk to maybe once a year and I'm friends with his sister. I don't live near any of them. I don't believe in waiting to end a relationship until it gets ugly. There's no shame in admitting you've grown apart romantically… doesn't mean you necessarily dislike them.

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flobotscott88
04/25/16 10:28 pm

I'm on friendly terms with them but I wouldn't consider them friends.

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bnnt Los Angeles
04/25/16 10:06 pm

Yes, one from college over 22 years ago.

Our spouses and kids are friends and they live nearby. We get along better as friends.

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sydwel
04/25/16 9:55 pm

I'm at least amicable with all but one at the moment.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
04/25/16 9:21 pm

With all of them except one, though I imagine we'd still be friends if she was still alive.

MJSeals J.D.
04/25/16 9:14 pm

Lol having an ex.

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Loxx I Love Foxes
04/25/16 9:11 pm

I have no romantic exes

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pusuit
04/25/16 9:09 pm

Not a good idea

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fredd TrumpLand
04/25/16 9:07 pm

Not really, but more because I suck at staying in touch with old friends.

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MrChris80 California
04/25/16 9:05 pm

No exes. Happily married.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
04/25/16 9:03 pm

I don't have any

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Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
04/26/16 7:08 pm

Well, he's a lucky guy but I figured you left a few broken hearts back in your school days.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/25/16 8:59 pm

Not any more, as we've all drifted apart over the years, but was for a long time. Still would be, if we met again, I'm sure.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
04/25/16 8:59 pm

There's only been one, and I have no idea where she lives now.

shnibbydawhale Nihilist
04/25/16 8:57 pm

I'm not sure how one could be. Like at least for me it's not possible to go from being intimate with someone to back to just being friends.

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