Friendship after dating
Also, is it normal that after two years I am still not over him? It would be natural to have positive and negative feelings about a romance which has ended.
When a relationship ends we go through a natural grieving process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Should you be the one who ended the relationship, it is unlikely you would experience all the stages of grief.
He was a really special person, and although it wouldn't have worked out romantically, I would give anything to go back in time and keep him as a friend." —Jessica, 29"It ruined other friendships""Our relationship grew out of a very close friendship, and for a little over a year, it was wonderful. We had different expectations for the relationship, and from there, we were doomed.It is not unusual to experience different parts of the cycle at various times and in no particular order.How you experience the grief cycle has a lot to do with whether you were the one who initiated the breakup or you were on the receiving end.It seemed like the perfect idea: date an already-close friend. Initially, the problems stemmed from the slow-burn of our relationship and the fact that we never really sat down and defined what we were doing. The unhappy ending to the story is that both of us lost friends over it.
The trust is already there, you already have the structures and habits in place for hanging out together, and adding sex into the mix is just a bonus. Of our mutual friends, there was a clear delineation of who stuck with him versus me, and there has been little to no crossing of the aisle." —Meg, 27"A different side of him came out""After just a couple of months, he seemed to become a different person from the friend I'd known for so long.Can't wait to raise puppies and live in the desert." —Cassie, 23"We became a power couple""We fell madly in love, moved from NYC to Detroit, and started a company together.