By Marissa Gold, Redbook
Ending a long-term relationship is a sticky situation. Who gets dibs on your favorite restaurant? Who gets the dog? Who gets the couch? But sometimes, the most contentious question of all is: Who keeps which friends?
When you're a couple, you share things -- and people. You might witness the birth of nieces and nephews that you love like your own. You might genuinely adore his best friend or his sister, and pretty soon you've integrated two respective circles into what feels like one. But do these attachments last if the relationship doesn't? In most cases, the answer is no.
A breakup with a guy generally means a breakup with his friends and family, too. Does it mean you have to give them the stink eye across the room at a restaurant? No. Does it mean you have to ignore them if you run into them at the supermarket? No. But you both need to move on, and you each need the support of your own friends andRead More »from Breakup Etiquette: 3 Tips for Staying Friends with Your Ex's Friends