If you're the person dating your friend's ex, you've got a much harder job.
While we strongly suggest realizing there are many, many other fish in the sea, if you absolutely see nothing wrong with this and/or cannot bear to refrain from dating this person, here are a few tips to make sure you keep your friend: Talk to your friend: Ideally, you know that at best this situation is uncomfortable, and it's your job to talk to your friend.
Once you've had the initial conversation about the situation, we suggest backing off and letting your friend come to you, when the time is right. Do you think it's acceptable to date a friend's ex? Bounce helps people find happiness in the right relationship.
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In my experience, friends appreciate hearing directly from friends rather than learning sensitive information from others.
If she is not a close friend then you do not need to discuss your dating plans with her. Third, how upset is your friend about the break-up?
Your new partner (your friend's ex) should as well, but remember that they have broken up, while you and your friend are still "together." An explanation of how important your friendship is to you and a sincere acknowledgment of the awkwardness of the situation might help.
Be honest: If you want to keep your friendship, the worst possible thing you can do is lie.
If you find yourself in this situation, you need to be prepared.The world is divided into two groups of people: those who think it's OK to date a friend's ex and those who believe it's completely off-limits.When you and your friend are both in the "OK" camp, it can work if they date your ex, or you theirs.You also do not need to talk about her ex around her regardless of how close you are or aren't. If you have a close friend who is reeling from a break-up then you absolutely need to speak to her and talk to her about her feelings about you possibly dating her ex.If you have made a definite decision to date him then let her know that and reassure her that you will date him but will be low key about it You may also want to find out what went wrong.Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.Her experiences in the dating world inspire her "Relationship Rant" column.I'm working at a day camp this summer with guess who? Clearly, she does not own him but you do want to be both a sensitive and kind friend. A Confused Teenage Girl Dear Teen, You are struggling with a dilemma that women,men,teens and adults deal with throughout life.Jennifer Aniston and bestie Courtney Cox were both romantically linked with Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz - and Katy Perry and Taylor Swift both had relationships with John Meyer (though that one did cause Bad Blood).Simply say, “Look, I just thought you should know that (their exes name) and I have gone on a few dates.