Friendship with an Ex?
October 22, 2004 3:46 PM Subscribe
Friendship with an Ex? (added wrinkle: 17 year age difference, and of course, more inside)
posted by amberglow to human relations (16 answers total)
no, not me--i'm posting for a friend who needs advice from guys. A 40-year-old woman (looks younger) has a relationship with a 20-something guy for 2 years. They were best friends and lovers, and she taught him things, from house stuff to job stuff to love stuff. Now they've broken up (the guy now has his first "real" girlfriend who is 8 years older than him), and my friend misses the friendship they had together--they don't even speak at all now. She says, "I just have a problem with feeling like I lost a great friendship. I've never had a friendship with, nor dated anyone that much younger than myself and I wonder if this is just the way it works?"
Being a big fag (who always dates older guys), i'm not much help to her.