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CAN YOUR EX BE A “BEX”?
It’s slang for an ex who is your best friend and, yes, it’s possible. Just keep these in mind:

1. Don’t rush into being friends.
Take time to pursue your hobbies or reconnect with other friends. These will develop your confidence and give you more to talk about with your ex when you do meet up, says Vanessa Marin, a sex and relationship counsellor from San Francisco.

2. Manage your expectations.
Don’t expect him to give you the same support he did when you were married – for instance, paying for your meals, looking after you when you’re sick or driving you around.

3. Never hook up
It’ll just complicate the situation!

This story was first published in Her World Magazine August 2014.

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