A new study from researchers in the US has delved into one of the greyest areas of friendship, which many people struggle with.
Psychologists believe that while many people remain friends with an ex for innocent reasons, for some people, staying friends could be motivated by less savoury personality traits Their findings add weight to the idea that post-relationship friendships offer both sides the chance to trade 'desirable resources', be it information, money, love or sex - but they say personality traits could predict someone's likelihood to keep in touch.
I think you should explain to him how you feel and that you need some time away from him.
If your ex truly wants to be friends with you, then he should respect your choice and wait until you're ready.
Rachael Morgan, Nashua, New Hampshire I think you should pray about it and read what the Bible has to say about friendship.
Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.Keep in mind, we’re talking about relationships, not dating.There’s a greater likelihood that you can date somebody briefly, and then send them on their way with minimal resentment orshit-talk to your friends.However, when people scored highly for dark personality traits - which include elements of narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism - they were more likely to choose practicality and the chance of hooking up as key drivers for remaining friends.The study found that while keeping an ex as a friend may not be the most practical option - with 'pragmatism' scoring lower than others - the main reasons people wanted to stay friends was because their ex was reliable, trustworthy or if there was a strong sentimental attachment.