When a relationship ends, can be hard to figure out how (or if) your ex will fit into your life – especially if you know you’ll have to suffer those awkward run-ins.
For some, sticking their ex into the deep depths of the friend zone and continuing to be BFFs is the perfect solution, while for others, permanently deleting them from Facebook and real life is the only way.
Staying friends with your ex can be possible…it just depends on a WHOLE loada things…
It’s official, everyone’s fave day of the year is just around the corner and we’re not talking about National Pizza Day (unfortunately). For many couples, V-Day is a Hallmark holiday where they can proclaim their undying love for everyone else to see. For many singletons, it’s hell on earth.
But I’m not a hater. Being single on Valentine’s Day is pretty awesome, and here’s why!
As told by Rachel Green’s relationship history… because she’s been there, done that!
The One That Wasn’t Right: Barry
Whether you knew it from the beginning or did a Rachel and just ran at the altar, there was nothing exactly WRONG with this relationship… something just wasn’t right. It may have been tough but you know it was the right decision – the world is now your oyster!
How you take your coffee, in fact he is usually already making it for you when you see him in the morning. And he gets it right every time.
All those non-fat, no foam, extra hot requests have trained his ear to an almost non human degree. Not only does he hear everything you say, he remembers too. Like when it was your work party the night before and he had already told you looked great (when you really didn’t) and asked about your night before you even ordered.
He encourages you to try new things
From the newly imported roast to the juice blend he’s just invented or the breakfast special that he’s sure you’ll love – he injects a sense of adventure to your daily routine.
Day in, day out he’s always there for you. OK, so occasionally he might be sick or have a day off but we’re talking like 71% loyalty (if you include bank holidays and annual leave). Plus, if you go out with him, he’s gonna be available to you round the clock.
Half of your friends have long term life plans – sub-categorised by year, colour coded by month and you can’t even put together a pair of matching socks. DW, if all else fails there’s the option to move into your mum’s garden shed later in life and adopt a few cats.
… All jokes aside, your twenties are supposed to consist of fun and a sh*t load of mistakes. How are you supposed to know that you need to go and bust a gut at the gym if you haven’t spent all weekend in bed with a maccies first?!… You with me now?
Grab a big fat marker pen, ’cause here are a list of things you can cross off your worry list:
1. “I don’t have a life plan (long or short)” – Unless it’s in your expectations to become the next prime minister – this is NOT an issue. Plans never go accordingly anyway, embrace the unexpected.
We’ve probably all seen by now that our Chezza has bagged herself a 1D boy. Their relationship was confirmed when Liam Payne updated his Instagram display picture to a cosy selfie of him and Cheryl in bed. We never knew that toy boys were her type (10 years between the pair) but maybe after 2 divorces she’s ready to switch and sort the boys from the men.
Chez isn’t the only one, remember these sassy cougars that surprised the nation / filled us with serious envy?
Caroline Flack and Harry Styles