Is it good to be friends after a breakup? Remaining friends is certainly possible, but you don’t want to cultivate just the guise of a friendship. For a true friendship, space and time can heal all. Giving romantic feelings the time they may need to fade for both people will likely result in a stronger eventual friendship.
Can exes be friends after a breakup? Yes, it’s absolutely possible to be friends with your ex. Whether it’s a good idea will depend on the situation and the people involved.
What percentage of people stay friends after a breakup? Staying friends with an ex is a “very pervasive phenomenon,” said lead study author Rebecca Griffith, a master’s student in psychology at the University of Kansas. Indeed, previous research suggests that about 60 percent of people maintain a friendship after a breakup, Griffith said.
Why do exes remain friends? A study that examined why people maintain friendships with exes found four reasons: security (emotional support, advice, trust), practicality (shared possessions or finances), civility, and unresolved romantic desires.