However he really wants to stay friends (and strangely, I think he means it). You get to harbor a crush for months and maybe years? He said that he wants us to "become close friends" and then "something might happen." Is this bullshit? Since it’s not easy to determine if two people are compatible for marriage, it’s unlikely you will only date one person.
But for the vast majority, this is simply not the case.Alternatively, maybe you have kids together, and you need to be able to make decisions together without yelling at each other.Whatever the reason, you can be friends with your ex if you take the appropriate steps to protect yourself.Being alone and apart from your former love is the best and healthiest course.Don’t let their failure to do the healthy thing persuade you otherwise.