At the time it was exciting doing something we shouldn’t. They got back together and as far as I know they’re still together with a kid.“Of course now looking back I think it was wrong, but sometimes you just want to do something reckless and don’t think of the outcome. I also think it depends on how close you and your friend are.While most of us probably hate our best friend’s exes more than they do themselves after listening to countless stories about them playing Xbox instead of taking them out on dates or being their shoulder to cry on when they cheated, some of us may also have experienced developing a crush on a friend’s former partner. She returned from travelling to find them living together. It’s still pretty awkward when everyone thinks about it too hard.” “HELLLLLL NOOOOOOO. Let’s go with Whitney Houston, ‘It’s not right, but it’s okay’.” “Maybe you’ve got to ask your BBF if it’s okay because you’re in love and maybe they’d understand. “I wouldn’t touch any of my friends or best friends’ exes – it’s just not even in my mind to do that stuff I guess, but maybe it’s because I haven’t actually ever been into them either.” “I’ve been with a best friend’s ex, as in we slept together a couple of times. Well we asked girls and guys from MTV if they think it’s okay to date your best friend’s ex and here’s what they had to say… There are only so many suitable fish in the sea and as long as there’s no bad blood between the friend and ex, and the friend is cool with it, what’s the big deal? ” “My best friend’s older sister ended up MARRYING her ex. I will say it’s dependent on how much this person meant to the best friend. Sometimes you’ve just got to step to one side and let love do it’s thing. “So actually, I’m torn between if it’s okay or not.They say that for a marriage to be happy, you need separate bathrooms.But I say the key to living resentment-free ever after is this: If your husband can't seem to cut you some slack and you can't manage to be punctual, let go of the anger, put an end to the stress, and simply agree to get where you're going separately.
It's the only major argument we ever have, but we have it a lot. —June, North Carolina Dear June—though I'm guessing your real name is April but you're running a couple of months behind—It isn't about right or wrong (though, for the record, you're wrong); this is a peacekeeping mission. Unless you're a terrible person, you probably don't want to trample your ex's heart in the process of nurturing your new flame. And, guess what, your new squeeze—who just might be a nice person! As noted journalist Mary Schmich once said, "don't be reckless with other people's hearts." There's no need to punch an innocent bystander in their tender bits because you've gotten burned or are pining for someone else. If you were the one who got dumped however, we think you have a little more leverage in pursuing your ex's pal; after all s/he didn't want you anymore, right? I don’t care if it’s a casual acquaintance, I don’t care if it’s your best friend in the whole world, and I don’t care who broke up with whom. If the chemistry is explosive and undeniable, it may be worth the risk. If you were the one who took out the garbage, you might want to go about this is a very. manner so as not to induce window breaking from your ex. According to Urban Dictionary an Eskimo Brother is “a male who has had sex with, and ejaculated inside of the same woman as a good friend”. My best friend dated my boyfriend at the time when I was like 19, in fact I was still going out with him. "It was very weird for a while though and I would never do it personally! “It seems daft now when I think about it to lose a friend over that.” “My friend is actually dating my ex right now but they are both my best friends and I dated him a long time ago (and have moved on now) so I’m glad they’re both happy.My knee-jerk response was "Duh, who wouldn't be pissed?" Oddly enough, after viewing some of the discussion on the comment thread, I realized that my judgment might have been a little harsh. The lover in question might not be worth causing a rift in your friendship. Sometimes people date the ex's friend as a form of retaliation. Except, of course, that stinking jerk who dumped you. —Ask The forbidden fruit always looks juicy and delicious (insert Eden pun here) but not all that glitters is gold. (Because you're fabulous and amazing, it probably is though.) Also important to assess: who broke up with who?Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.