Being friends with an ex is possible if your intentions are pure

For most of us, going to an ex for relationship advice might sound a little strange. But for Emmalene Bates, it’s her first port of call. The 27-year-old has remained good friends with her ex-boyfriend Charles, despite a “traumatic” break-up several years ago. “I find his advice on relationships particularly valuable, as he can call me out on repeating past patterns or behaviours,” she says. “It’s a certain kind of insight that even my closest friends don’t always have.” Being friends with a former partner is something many of us…

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