Staying friends after a relationship ends—is it a good idea? Just remember that building a friendship after a relationship is work.
It isn’t some easy lower gear you just shift in to.
There has to be a re-thinking of the ways that you interact. Women often have a remarkable ability to tell if two people have had a romantic past.
They observe the body language of these two people as they greet each other and talk; and they can predict with high accuracy whether they had a relationship together.
The old saying is that it takes half the length of the relationship to get over the relationship.
They are very keenly observing the familiarity that two people with a sexual past have for each other—a kind of diminished personal space that regular good friends don’t have.
If you want to be friends with an ex, this is another area where you’ll need to consciously work to reconsider your habits.
If after that period of time, you still want to create a friendship with your old flame, you can start doing the groundwork—but tread carefully. This nature of attraction must always be kept in mind and respected. Opposite sex friends need clear boundaries—especially if they are involved in romantic relationships with other people.
Let’s say you wait six months and now you’re ready to approach staying friends after a relationship ends. Group of Friends Attending a Football Game, 12pm – Low Risk 2. There are things about your interaction that need to change if you’re going to be friends.