Sometimes, the old chestnut ‘let’s stay friends’ after a relationship ends, becomes a reality. Maybe you have common friends or colleagues, maybe you’ll bump into each other at local events. Or maybe you just want to give it a try because the dreaded thought of cutting them from your life is just too hard.
Whatever the reason, if you want to remain friends, you’ll need to make sure you follow these rules to navigate this:
Do take a break from each other first. There’s no way you can transition from relationship to ‘just friends’ right away. You need to wait until all the old hurt and resentment has vanished, and you don’t have any romantic feelings anymore. If you can go for days without thinking about him, and when he does pop into your brain it doesn’t hurt, then you’re on your way to being ready for friendship. It’s also a good idea to try hanging out in a group first just to test the waters and see how you feel.
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Valentine’s Day is one of those very awkward days that really highlights the current state of your love life. If you’re in a happy, committed relationship, it can be a wonderful time to celebrate with soppy cards, heart shaped chocolates and teddy bears covered in romantic slogans. But if you aren’t, it can leave you feeling a little... empty. If you aren’t getting red and pink colored gifts from a significant other this Valentine’s Day... don't worry, all's not lost!
I wanted you to remember that you don’t always need to get your male companionship from a boyfriend. Sure, having a boyfriend is great but so is having fantastic male friends. Think about it, you’ll have someone there to make you laugh, to cheer you up with silliness when things get tough and to give you another perspective on life, forever.
So how do you go about making some male friends? Here's 6 simple tips to get you started:
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