If you find yourself in this situation, you need to be prepared.
(*A note here: Of course, there are varying degrees of gravity -- a former fling may be less of a big deal than a serious relationship, and if we're talking about a recent ex-husband or ex-wife and your friend, well, then, we'll go out on a limb and say that perhaps you should reconsider your friendship unless there is an extremely unique circumstance.) If you've found yourself facing this situation as the person whose friend and ex are now dating, here are a few tips on how to handle yourself with style and grace: Have a support system handy: It's nice to ask one or two close friends to help you out.
I personally would never allow myself to date the ex of a good friend, knowing it would hurt them inside.
I would value the friendship too much to ever let that happen.
Tara admitted that she and Bryce have been secretly dating, and she said they are (gag) and moving in together.
When you and your friend are both in the "OK" camp, it can work if they date your ex, or you theirs.
When you and your friend are both in the "off-limits" camp, it's great -- it simply doesn't happen, because you both agree it's not a good move.
It’s not a fun experience to go through and if it’s happening to you, here’s a cyber hug.
Also, here’s an explanation of what it REALLY feels like when your best friend dates your ex, in GIFs.