It's easy to claim you're chill af when it comes to your partner staying friends with their ex. But in practice, the waters can get murky fast.
A woman recently asked Reddit for advice about a situation with her boyfriend and his ex. It begs the question:
The girlfriend says her partner and his ex have a "close friendship, and not one I really welcome or encourage, but I accept." The exes "text almost every day, have dinner every 3 weeks or so, and often play sports with a mutual friend."
Yikes. She had a hard time accepting this about their relationship in the beginning — especially when she saw a text on his screen from the ex saying, "I really miss you."
"I didn't think much of it," she writes, "but it certainly tainted the 'we're just friends' angle." Oh, girl. She adds that the friendship has been a bone of contention in their relationship.