This is a pretty controversial issue owing to the carnage that occurs before and after break ups. A lot of people are of the school of thought that ex’s are all bad news, a memory that should fade into the abyss and be lost forever. This may be true in some extreme cases where there’s demeaning mannerisms involved, such as violence, physical and mental abuse, also in the case of drug abuse. Yes… those are dead end relationships. However, those which occur due to slight misunderstandings, personal space, career differences, family background, racial or nationality differences, and a whole lot of others can be salvaged and possibly used to your advantage sometime in the future. I bet some of you would like to know how to get your ex back, but that is a conversation for another time.
Your relationship with your ex should be platonic, warm, kind, and considerate. This is because you have shared something special with them. It probably didn’t work out because you both were meant for someone else and you can’t change that but the fact that you once shared emotions is enough. This would build great friendship with lots of favors to be gained. For some people, being in the same room with their ex’s is like a death trap! While for some, it’s like being around family… trustworthy people who have grown with you through thick and thin with the promise of always being there to catch you when you fall. That’s who you want to be, trust me.
So, how should you treat your ex? It’s simple, be the best friend they ever had. Treat them with kindness, love, respect, and always be there to show your support. This will not only keep the both of you happy and satisfied, it would open doors to great opportunities in the future.