Girl code for dating
This led to the first time that I broke the code, although I didn't know it at the time. In my mind, continuing a friendship with a friend's ex-boyfriend is acceptable. Long story short, we continued hanging out, developed feelings for one another, denied those feelings, hooked up, admitted those feelings and tried to hide it. Somewhere in that crockpot of dramatic bullsh*t, Rex became my boyfriend.
When your best friend breaks up with a guy, apparently it's wrong to stay friends with him. Rex and Jessica's breakup didn't end my friendship with Rex. The following summer, we hung out regularly, just like we did in high school. My girlfriends talked about our friendship behind my back, but they never confronted me to say that what I was doing was wrong. Needless to say, I didn't handle my feelings for Rex well.
The rules for all cliques can be a little different: Don't let your friend make a drunk fool of herself, never share a girlfriend's secret, make your closet available for special occasions and emergencies, etc.
I tried to hide them, lied to Jessica about them and endured months of the silent treatment because of it.
So, if you really think dating your friend's ex is worth the trouble, here are three questions you should ask yourself before starting up this new romance: How long has it been since they broke up? Depending on the seriousness of the relationship, it's not uncommon for it to take a year to completely and fully get over someone.
If it's barely been six months since your friend broke up with him, I'd say it's definitely too soon.
Everyone is different, and people deal with breakups in their own way.
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