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OK to ask out someone you know through an ex?

I like a boy. I'm pretty sure he likes me back. Great, right? There's one problem: said boy is someone I know through an ex. Is this ever OK to pursue? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 30, 2014 - 28 answers

How do you deal with seeing your ex with their new lady/dude?

Me and my ex are still friends, we still talk and we're friendly with each other but he never gave me a reason not to be anyway. We just started talking again a few weeks ago after being broken up for 2 years. [more inside]
posted by earthquakeglue on Sep 17, 2014 - 22 answers

Break-up apps that keep you from looking at exes on Facebook/Instagram?

Does anyone know of an app (or apps) that block you from looking at a particular Facebook page, or a particular Instagram feed? I've heard of Break-up Apps that recently have come about where you can 'erase' someone's photos, tags, etc. from your Facebook, as if they were never there, and I also know of chrome extensions which block you from a site altogether, but I can't find a good app that blocks only a particular PAGE on the site (i.e. www.facebook.com/ex'susername). I would like to be able to continue being 'Facebook Friends' with an ex, as not doing so will be disruptive. I also need to use Facebook for my job. I've already blocked them from appearing on my newsfeed and in chat, but I can't seem to stop myself from, fairly regularly, checking their Facebook page, or their Instagram feed. Any good solutions you've seen online? If not, I may have to team up with a programmer to create one because I think it'd be a very useful service! I sure could use it ASAP.
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2014 - 4 answers

Was I out of line in having this conversation during a bachelorette?

Friend invited her ex-boyfriend to her bachelorette event. During the event, he revealed to a few of the attendees that he still has feelings for her. Bride became angry at each of us for indulging in this conversation. Was I out of line? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 31 answers

Do I apologize, or do we all just pretend this NEVER HAPPENED?

I "met" an internet friend over the weekend who it turns out is someone I actually dated in high school. I am really embarrassed and hate that I've been an accidental jerk, and I'm not sure what to do now. You know, other than feel like kind of an idiot. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 7, 2014 - 48 answers

The ex is reaching out...

A few years ago, my ex started avoiding me due to his new girlfriend not being okay with us hanging out. We have a lot of mutual friends, and this created a very awkward social dynamic for the last three years. He recently reached out to me via email and I'm not sure how to respond... [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Dec 13, 2013 - 32 answers

By the way, I have a new boyfriend

Ex is now a neighbor and attempting to establish civility...how to let him know I'm happily in a new relationship? [more inside]
posted by Valkyrie21 on Sep 23, 2013 - 23 answers

Is it reasonable to want my money back?

My ex-partner owes me about two grand. Should I walk away from it? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on Mar 12, 2013 - 38 answers

Is continuing to sleep with an ex ever not a bad idea?

TL;DR: The guy I'm dating non-exclusively is still sleeping with his ex. I can't decide if this is a red flag or not. For the record, I have been the one insisting we keep things open. [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 28, 2013 - 36 answers

Like the old Twinkie mystery, but with sex.

Got a message out of the blue on a social network the other day from an ex; mentioned it to my partner (we're both big believers in transparency when it comes to random messages from exes) and we're each taking a different read from the message, so we figured we'd turn to the hivemind for input. [more inside]
posted by MarchHare on Jan 10, 2013 - 60 answers

Long distance relationship with unattractive boyfriend who knows too many people from my past

How do I get over the fact that people find my boyfriend unattractive, how can my boyfriend and I make our long-distance relationship more romantic and interesting, and how do I deal with/get over the fact that he knows people from my past that I wish I didn't ever have to run into? [more inside]
posted by lilacp on Aug 10, 2012 - 43 answers

Makeout Romance to Friend Zone--Do I go to party now?

Should I go to a party even though I've been downgraded to "friend zone"? [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on Jul 13, 2012 - 37 answers

How to preserve my friendship with an ex now that I'm involved with a new person?

We dated for quite a while, but it didn't work out and we've ended up as good friends. But now I'm entering a serious relationship for the first time since it ended, and the shift in my attention seems to be rattling her. How can I handle this gracefully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Was this behaviour inappropriate?

Some twenty years ago, I fell pregnant and had an abortion. Now my former partner has contacted me wanting to know more details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 - 75 answers

Am I being overly sensitive about an ex visiting my blog?

Someone I dated years ago obsessively visits my blogs and leaves messages. The messages aren't threatening, but they're starting to annoy me. Can I do anything about it? Should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 23 answers

I broke up with him years ago, but we stayed friends for the dog.

Please help me to break up with someone I've already broken up with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 - 43 answers

The longest cat and mouse game

He's not over his ex. I suppose I just have to go away and wait to see if he ever pursues me... [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on Feb 19, 2012 - 39 answers

Walking away?

I think I need to tell my ex-FWB that I can't hang out with him anymore. I do, right? How do I... do that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 - 15 answers

When is it okay to keep the baggage in the bag?

Should I tell my (potential) new boyfriend about my marriage and divorce? Or can I keep this secret like I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 - 53 answers

Did I make a mistake in how I handled this?

Help me understand my boyfriend's reaction to this relationship issue. While you're at it, help me figure out mine. I'm desperate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 - 34 answers

Boyfriend reconnecting with an ex, good or bad idea?

My boyfriend is catching up with an old girlfriend and I want to be okay with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 - 37 answers

Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday

What would be a good poem/saying/verse for a little boy of 8 to read at the wedding of his dad? Mom is trying to help but is stumped. [more inside]
posted by momochan on Aug 17, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I get my engaged ex to leave me alone?

My engaged, passive-aggressive ex continues to contact me, and I continue to let him. Help me cut him off for good. [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Jul 1, 2011 - 38 answers

Is she really over him?

Why does my girlfriend still mention her ex-boyfriend and the life they shared together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2011 - 47 answers

Abandon ship, once and for all, or fight for what I have?

Seven months ago I cheated on my partner. Six months ago I came clean to him. Three months ago we broke up. This past week we have begun to spend some time together, and I feel like we both reached a breakthrough last night. Am I crazy to have this renewed faith in/willingness to work for our love? Do I need to finally let it go? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Apr 21, 2011 - 23 answers

Would you like to be friends again?

How (and should) I platonically re-connect with an ex? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Apr 11, 2011 - 22 answers

my so-called friends

How do I deal with a squad of unsympathetic friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Friends with your ex?

Why is being friends with your ex supposedly a good sign to future dating prospects? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Feb 20, 2011 - 65 answers

Green eyed monster strikes again

Practical advice for dealing with jealousy towards one particular person? Or, how does one move from love to friendship? Sorry, whole plate-o-beans inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Ex and "best friend" won't talk to me anymore, why?

Why won't my ex talk to me? And how can I be okay with this? Give me insight based on your experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 36 answers

Friendly? Sure. Friends? No thanks.

My ex wants to be friends. I don't really. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2010 - 41 answers

Giving it a second shot?

I've recently reconnected with The Ex and am contemplating a discussion about getting back together with him. I'm looking for your stories about round 2 (or 3, 4, and beyond), how it worked or didn't work out for you. [more inside]
posted by patientpatient on Nov 11, 2010 - 21 answers

Is it possible to refurbish this mess into a more reasonable friendship? If so, how?

At baseline, I'm terrible with keeping in touch even with uncomplicatedly good friends. This situation is far from uncomplicated, though. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 - 21 answers

What to do about slanderous comments?

What can I do about someone from my past writing slanderous things about me online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Is My New BF a Sleazeball?

Older Single Parents Dating Filter: Staying Friends with Exes??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 - 33 answers

My girlfriend contacts her ex every day

My girlfriend feels sorry for her ex. He contacts her several times per day, she replies because she feels sorry for him. I am paranoid... should I learn to relax? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 56 answers

How do I overcome jealousy and lack of trust in my relationship?

Before my now-boyfriend and I decided to go exclusive, we had a long uncommitted period where we were just besties who had great sex. At the time, his other flings and involvements didn't bother me. Now that we're actually together, I am retrospectively jealous. Very jealous. How do I overcome my jealousy and lack of trust? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Why won't she go away?

Am I reading to much into the actions of my boyfriend's ex? Beanplating follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Is it wrong to masturbate to one's exes when in a relationship?

Autoeroticafilter: Are certain self-pleasuring activities not OK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2009 - 66 answers

Do I tell my ex how I feel?

My ex-boyfriend is moving out of the state and things feel unresolved. I don't want to regret not expressing my thoughts, but am worried my unloading on him pre-move is unfair. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2009 - 24 answers

Should I be jealous?

Relationship Filter: I dated this guy for a month. We broke up a few weeks ago mainly because I am moving this summer. We have overlapping friends and hang out at the same places, which was fine until last week. He hooked up with a girl that I also know. Since we aren't together, I really don't care, but I think he does. Am I wrong not to be jealous? [more inside]
posted by xyla2000 on May 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Just fade out?

To piggyback on this previous question, should you let the other person know that you are severing ties? [more inside]
posted by blithecatpie on Apr 13, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I deal with my ex-boyfriend's (who I dumped) new girlfriend being everywhere?

I dumped my boyfriend about a year ago and even though things are amiable, I can't help but be annoyed by his new girlfriend. We haven't ever had a conversation, but for whatever reason, it boils my blood to see her all over Facebook, tagging him in photos and friend-ing all of our mutual friends. I don't think this is jealousy, but I'm not sure how to deal with my absolute annoyance. Is this normal behavior?
posted by patientpatient on Feb 16, 2009 - 38 answers

Being friends with friends of my partner's ex?

Posted a question here about my situation as it stood about 9 months ago and got some good feedback. My question now relates in some way to my previous question and how the situation has evolved. [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Sep 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Exes and D'ohs.

Last night my girlfriend became moderately upset with me because I didn't want to meet her ex-boyfriend. So what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2008 - 30 answers

Once a cheater, always a cheater

Once a cheater always a cheater? [more inside]
posted by confused1965 on Dec 17, 2007 - 55 answers

Why bother getting back in touch?

Help me figure out the intentions of an ex who briefly got back in touch with me and invited me for a visit. What was his agenda, if any? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Oct 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Post-Breakup Friendship Battles

My girlfriend of four years broke up with me. We're stuck in the same small clique for a while. How do I manage to still see all of our mutual friends? Do I just give up on seeing "her" friends? [more inside]
posted by FuManchu on Dec 3, 2006 - 21 answers

Should I give back a ring that my ex's mom gave me?

Relationship Etiquette Filter: I had forgotten that I still have a gift that an ex's mom gave to me several years ago. It supposedly had sentimental value, and I feel weird about keeping it. Will I offend by trying to return it? Oh boy, there's way [more inside]
posted by wejones on Aug 16, 2006 - 43 answers

How do you refer to a divorced couple attending a formal function together?

What is the formal etiquette on how to address an invitation to a divorced couple who are attending a wedding together? [more inside]
posted by TTNoelle on Jul 26, 2006 - 14 answers

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