Is it healthy to stay friends after a breakup? If someone really intends on staying friends, you’ll know. Under the right circumstances, staying friends can actually be a healthy choice. If you share children, live together, work together, or are just better off as friends, staying friends can help your future interactions.
Is it possible to remain friends after a breakup? “Yes, it is possible to be friends with an ex right after the breakup, especially if you have had a strong foundation built on friendship before you became lovers,” Celia Schweyer, dating expert at Dating Scout, tells Elite Daily.
How do I stay friends with my ex I still love?
- Give it time. Don’t try to rush into a friendship you’re not ready for.
- Make sure you’re actually over each other.
- Make sure your relationship is truly different now that you’re not dating.
- Only engage as much as it feels good for both of you.
- Accept when you need more space.
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.