When you’re in a relationship, all you want to do is giving your all and be good to your partner, but what if it changes to be a good ex for your past sweetheart?
Staying friends after break up is not easy for everyone, especially when you ended it badly. Breakups may be hard but that doesn’t mean it has to be ungrateful, because when you choose to play nice, the ball will be in your court.
Here are some tips to be a good ex-partner:
Do not bad mouth them
Every ending doesn’t have to be a happy ending, but that shouldn’t be the cause of your vengeance. Badmouthing your ex will only make you look petty anyway.
Stay in your safe space
Let’s be real, you can’t change your status from “partners” to be “friends” all in one night, it does sound really nice but no that’s not happening in reality. Hence, get yourself some safe spaces to prevent any of you get the wrong idea of each other’s feelings.
Be kind to their new partners
It’s hard for sure, but you’re practically not in the place where you have the right to feel jealous, so if you happen to meet the new partner you better play nice and they will appreciate your politeness.
What is done, is done. You don’t need to stalk them all night long because if you see things you’re not supposed to, there’s a chance you’ll do things you might regret later.
Wish them happy birthday
You might have shared many birthdays together and you don’t have to stop wishing them happy birthday just because you guys are not together anymore, it’s a nice gesture and it shows that you’re already at a better state to “meet” your past lover.
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim