When I was younger, once in a while my friends and I would date each others ex-boyfriends (not all of them, of course). We didn’t think anything of it…we figured “why not? I’m not dating him anymore.”
Now, as I talk to younger girls, a lot tell me that they now hate their best friend because she was dating her ex. Now, the girl didn’t cause the break-up…a couple years could go by since the break-up. And they all end up hating their friend.
I would ask what the big deal was and they would just say, “Don’t you get it? She’s dating my ex!” No, I don’t get it. They didn’t break up because he was abusive or something…it was usually because it just wasn’t working out. If the girl didn’t cause the break-up, what’s the big deal? Was my group of friends an exception?
Sometimes life is so great you just gotta muss up your hair and quack like a duck!