Best friend dating ex with children
As long as you respect her wishes, you won’t lose her as a friend and you’ll know for sure whether to date the ex or not.
She might get pissed at first, but she’ll get over it. Is your best friend in a happy, committed relationship? You’ve got the green light to date him if you want to. If she’s really your best friend, she’ll just want you to be happy too.
I showed up to meet him that night, and found a surprise waiting—Mel came along on our date.
We had a lot of laughs, but Mel got serious on the way home—telling me I should marry Howard and move to California. Three months later, I Mel didn't remain a big part of our lives, but the laughs did. Spoiler alert: Life wasn't all laughs and the surprises weren't all happy.
In fact, it started with one that could have come straight out of a movie—which is appropriate since a movie star brought us together.
They’re both happy dating other people and there’s no jealousy. In between, Howard would send me CDs of comedy stand up routines —still trying to make me laugh. (A hopeless collector of clutter, I had managed to marry a neat freak not once, but twice.) Throughout our friendship, I learned things: I sought and trusted Howard's opinion more when he didn't force it down my throat.While I was being treated, a friendship emerged—not just between me and Howard, but between my ex and my new husband. When I didn't have to confront Howard constantly, I could see his good points more clearly; and when I couldn't see them myself, V often pointed them out. Howard didn't remarry but had several serious relationships, and the four of us would double date sometimes when he brought his partner with him.He suggested that while we went on a three-day honeymoon, Howard could stay in our house with the kids.I was dumbfounded by my new husband allowing my ex-husband to stay at our home, but that's exactly what we did. Howard didn't continue staying in our house, but he drove up every few weeks.