If Gossip Girl has taught us anything, it’s that dating your best friend’s ex is always going to be a complicated affair. However, as much as we wish, we don’t have a choice who we fall for, right? As the popular saying goes, the heart wants what it wants! So, how exactly does one navigate through this tricky situation? Should you lie and sneak around? Should you be upfront about it? Well, we decided to list down some things that you should keep in mind if you're dating your friend's ex!
Be Open & Honest About It
Lying to your best friend about seeing their ex to avoid confrontation may sound tempting, but will only create problems for you down the line. Sneaking around shouldn’t even be an option if you love and respect your BFF. Yes, your bestie might be hurt initially, but the best thing is, to be honest with your friend from the onset. It would be wise to accept that it might never be comfortable for either of you, but being open about it would be the right thing to do.
Don’t Trash Talk
Asking your partner for advice if you’re fighting with your friend is one thing, but trash-talking them is another. Especially if their relationship ended on a bitter note and you’re sure you’ll find a sympathetic ear.
Don’t Overthink Too Much
For the love of God, please do not act like a jealous girlfriend and try keeping your boyfriend and best friend apart just because you’re afraid they might still have feelings for each other. Have faith in both your relationships and trust both your friend and boyfriend.
Don’t Pry Into Their RelationshipIt can be tempting to ask your friend what went wrong between them so that you can avoid making the same mistakes, but please avoid doing so. In fact, please don’t ask your partner for details either. Their relationship was between them, so it would be wise if you don’t go digging into theirs and focus on yours instead.
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