If you think friends with benefits sounds complicated, imagine being divorced...with benefits.
Having sex with your ex-a la the 2009 movie "It's Complicated" starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin as exes who start sleeping together years after they divorce-can rehash a whole mess of mixed feelings. (At least that's what a host of self-help authors say.)
Now, a new study coming out in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology suggests that sex with your ex may not be as bad as you think.
Researchers at the University of Arizona looked at post-breakup psychological adjustment and ongoing contact among 137 married adults who had recently separated. As you'd expect, people who accepted the breakup were generally better adjusted while those who still pined for it weren't.
But that's not all: for those who didn't accept the breakup, making a clean break (the advice everyone gives after a breakup) didn't leave them anyRead More »from Study: Sex with Your Ex Can Be a Good Thing