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Personally I've never believed you can remain friends with a ex boyfriend. There was so much going on in the relationship and one or both parties are going to be hurt worse by remaining friends. It's like salt being poured into an open wound if you are friends and have to watch your ex date someone else. It's time to move on. I do believe that things happen in our lives for a reason even though they situations can hurt at the time. In this case this guy isn't for you, but someone special IS waiting out there for you that is right for you. EXAMPLE: I met and married my first boyfriend. I thought the sun rose and set on him and there wasn't much I wouldn't do for him. Because of my youth I was blinded and didn't realize he didn't quite feel that deeply for me. We did get married against the wishes of my parents and the warnings from my friends, but, it was meant to be and I guess I had to learn the hard way. I ended up marrying him and he was mentally/physically abusive and cheated on me. It took me 3 1/2 years of my life to get the message and I left him flat! I decided to get a new job, get more independence and get to know for the first time who I was and what my inner strengths were. I began to realize I didn't need a constant man in my life and I did date a lot and had a great deal of fun, but then one day along came this big 6' 6" tall guy and when we saw each other we knew instantly we were meant for each other. We have now been married for 34 years. The above example I have given you is to show you that sometimes we have to go down some bumpy paths before we get to where we are destined to go. You be strong, be independent and walk away from this situation. Don't let this ex relationship bring you down, but gain knowledge and strength from it. Start seeing friends and meeting new people and before you know it you'll meet that special someone. Good luck hon Marcy

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Q: Your boyfriend just broke up with you after a long distance relationship and now he just wants to be friends. How should you handle this?
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