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Can You Be Friends With Your Ex?

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Breaking up is hard to do, but friending someone you used to do is even trickier. There’s a whole mess of things to consider when trying to buddy up with someone who saw you naked, especially when you can no longer use your nakedness as a bartering chip. Before you go walking right into an awkies situation just because you “miss him,” see if and when you two can be pals with this handy-dandy flow chart of truth. Keep reading »

How Good A Friend Should You Be To An Ex?

Last night, I found myself packing up my ex-boyfriend’s stuff in preparation for his move. He didn’t have anyone else willing to help, including friends and family, so he was doing it alone. My main reason for helping, obviously, was because after three months of separation, I missed him. We’ve talked occasionally, so it wasn’t like he had called me out of the blue and said, “Help me pack my s**t!”

Even though we hadn’t seen each other in a while, it still felt like we were friends when I saw him. Not being his girl anymore made it easier to deal with the bra (that wasn’t mine) I found in his drawer. To be fair, he warned me, saying that I might find some things I didn’t want to see. (I believe it was from a previous girlfriend long ago because it was all stretched out and I know he has better taste now.) During the packing process, I started to wonder whether I’m a pushover. He’s not my boyfriend anymore — was helping him with his move too nice a thing for an ex to do, or was I just being a good friend?

After the jump, instances when it’s okay to be good to an ex and when you’re being too nice to the jerk who broke your heart. Keep reading »

Quickies!: “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Reunite For More Catfighting

  • Amelia will liveblog “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion special tonight. Yay! We get one more hour with these divas. [The Frisky]
  • Now that Madonna and A-Rod can go public with their relationship, his disinterest in Kabbalah may put a halt to the romance. [MSNBC]
  • Finally, photos of Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson in the throws of passion…Well not really. They’re just having a boring makeout session. [What Would Tyler Durden Do?]
  • The reason behind one of the worst Hollywood baby names–Bronx Mowgli Wentz–is rather weak. I guess if Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had bonded over Through the Looking Glass, then their son’s name could be Jabberwocky. [Perez Hilton]
  • Therapists say five out of 10 newlyweds get the blues after their wedding day and seek professional help. [Dear Sugar]
  • As a child of divorce, I know the holidays can be really stressful for children in blended families. These ex-etiquette tips will make sure your children come first, even when you want to wring their father’s neck. [Shine]
  • You’ve got five nights to party this weekend, so you should don an outfit, like this one, that accentuates your curves at least one of those nights. [College Candy]
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