March 24, 2013
I think that when you break up with someone, it should be a clean break. That means no staying friends. Give back their stuff, they give you back yours, and you go your separate ways. Staying friends (especially after one of the old couple gets a new significant other) only makes the pain go on longer. Seriously, if it didn't work as a relationship, nine times out of ten, it won't work as a friendship either. You're going to make their new significant other upset and you'll make it harder for both parties to move on. Don't cling. Just go.