Recently a friend of mine found himself in a sticky situation. After meeting a potential new boo, he found out that the newbie was friends with his ex. Although he wasn’t sure of the extent of their friendship, he was worried that the potential for disaster (or drama) was high.
Because they weren’t talking marriage, but rather just a casual first date, I told him to go for it, and probe deeper to find out what the friendship between the new person and the ex was really like.
Although everyone is a rational adult, and my boy and his ex have been broken up for over two years (and have since dated other people), apparently, his ex’s feelings were hurt. Why? He felt my friend was shopping too close to home. Because of their situation (my friend and his ex are still pretty cool friends), I didn’t see any harm in it, but apparently I was wrong.