Start Do your ex boyfriend dating your best friend

Do your ex boyfriend dating your best friend

Be honest: If you want to keep your friendship, the worst possible thing you can do is lie.

Here are a few rules to keep in mind when trying to figure out whether it makes sense to start something up with your ex boyfriend's bro.

Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex.

When you and your friend are both in the "OK" camp, it can work if they date your ex, or you theirs.

We met up recently, and it turned out, like with most things, to be a matter of miscommunication. I thought it was understood that exes are off limits to best friends, or hell, even good friends. Here's the thing: I don't ever want to date my ex again.

What won't be excused is dishonesty -- for example, making your friend believe it's "nothing serious" when it really is, or lying about where you really were on Friday night when you bailed on that group dinner.

This will destroy trust, and with it any chance of maintaining the friendship. There is probably a reason that your friend and the ex broke up in the first place, and over time your friend will most likely realize that.

I don't think those are the rules of feminism so much as the rules of human decency. That's some Dawson-Joey-Pacey kind of betrayal, and I can only imagine the level of hurt you've been feeling. We don't betray the ones we love the most, or at least we try not to!