Relationship breakups don't have to be nasty. When you and your ex have lost passion for each other and both of you want to move on, but you still have good friendship it's a good idea to stay friends. Breaking up does not mean that your ex will be completely out of your life and you'll never see him again. Perhaps you still have things in common, common interests and things you can do together but neither one of you feels the love and passion you once experienced. If you feel that you still have feelings for your ex boyfriend, there are things you can change to get your boyfriend back. But when neither one of you wants to stay in the relationship, it is natural to want to stay friends.
Many ex couples continue to have very good solid friendships after the break up. If that's the case, both people want to make sure that the ex is not hurt in a break up, but typically when the love is gone, neither party finds it particularly difficult to move on.
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