"While you may not know how much time is 'enough,' it can get to the point where your friend has moved on — possibly into another relationship — and it just doesn’t matter," Edwards says.Even if your friend has moved on, it's still important to talk to them about it, make sure they're OK with it, and aren't blindsided if you and their ex start dating.they're OK with it, but "seeing an ex happier being with someone they consider a friend may be too much to bear and can bring up resentment, questioning your friendship altogether," Thomas Edwards, founder of The Professional Wingman, tells Elite Daily.
"Dating a friend’s ex can be tricky," life coach Nina Rubin tells Elite Daily."Think about how long they dated and the seriousness of their relationship."There are some situations where it might be a bit awkward for a while and level out, but clear communication with the friend can help that.If you tell them, allow them to share their feelings and acknowledge them, but don’t ask them not to feel what they feel."Before you decide whether or not you want to take a crack at your friend's ex, it's important to think about them and their relationship with their ex. Or did she just decide that person wasn’t the right fit for her?
"If their ex is someone who they can’t stand, broke their heart or hurt them, it's slim to none chances that they are going to be super happy for you," Shula Melamed, MA, MPH, and relationship and wellbeing coach, tells Elite Daily.
Simphiwe Ndlovu thought a friend and an ex hooking up meant they’d been eyeing each other for a while.“It can’t be a sudden thing, it has to start somewhere.
And for them to even think of doing it would be telling,” she said.
Insisted Rachel: “If your friend gets really angry that you’re dating her ex and you two stop being friends, chances are you’ll lose at least one more friend.“In situations like these, friends tend to stick together.
And since your friend is the victim, she might get the supporters, leaving you alone with no one by your side.“Surely, this doesn’t always happen, but it could.
If you decide to go for it, make sure you understand that if you do, "your friend might be very upset with you," she explains.