SCENERIO: You have some friends, who have been in your life since childhood. You used to date one of them, a very long time ago. Years pass by and you marry another friend from your childhood. Several years after that, you learn that your best friend from your childhood is now dating that other person you used to date a long time ago. What do you do?
a. Since they are both important to you, hope that the two of them hit it off because you want to see them both happy.
b. Ask your best friend not to date that other person as it will make get togethers awkward.
c. Tell your best friend to quit seeing that other person because you both made a pact to never date each other’s exes.
d. Tell you best friend that you do not approve and to quit dating that person.
I recently ran into this situation with a couple of friends of mine. I met them both as adults and enjoy their company whenever we get together (which has become more and more less frequent since this situation arose).
I put myself into the situation in my mind and asked myself “How would you feel if an ex-girlfriend started dating another friend of mine?” I personally came to the conclusion that I would want them both to be happy and tell them so.
What would you do?