How to stay friends with both people in a divorcing couple.
November 6, 2006 5:15 PM Subscribe
Friends of mine are getting divorced. Is it possible for me to stay friends with both of them? If so, how?
posted by chippie to Human Relations (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In case it matters, here are a few details. As far as closeness goes, we've been friends for 5 years or so, but not extremely close friends. They are the closer-than-acquaintences-but-not-vacationing-with-us kind of friends. My husband and I would see them every few months for dinner, and we always had a great time together. They live a few blocks from us, and the guy in this ex-couple and I work at the same place (a big place), without daily interaction, so I'm a little closer friends with him, but not much. Their divorce came as a shock. As far as I know, there was no reason like infidelity or bad behavior to cause the divorce.
Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks!