Otherwise, she’s always going to wonder if you’re secretly trying to steal her boyfriends. Clear guidelines on when to bother with a best friend’s ex.
There are a few different things that happened during the time I was newly separated that caused me to classify myself as temporarily psychotic, one of those being when I figured out "my ex is dating my friend! Here was a woman who I thought was my good girlfriend.
I’m not saying go ahead and jump your friend’s ex right now.
It all comes down to how your friend feels about it. Remember, it’s a tricky situation and if you don’t do your homework, you could lose your best friend. If it’s been a few years and your bestie has definitely moved on, give it a go. You were a good friend and kept your feelings to yourself for long enough.
If you date him, you could lose her friendship forever. If it was never anything serious and it didn’t end badly, she’s probably not going to care. The odds of her getting upset having him around are high. At the very least, wait a while so she can move on. Feelings of jealousy, self-consciousness, sadness, and anger are prevalent in such an emotionally-charged situation.If you find yourself feeling negative about an ex and friend dating, it’s important to talk to your friend and resolve your emotions so that you can maintain the friendship without feeling sad or uncomfortable.