Relationship coach and author Lisa Hayes told us, “You’ve got to get the green light. Instead of simply asking if it’s OK, you should instead ask a more thought-provoking and conversation-stimulating question.
Before you go any further, you first need to ask yourself if this person, your friend’s ex, is really worth your friendship, because that’s a risk you’ll be taking, Lisa Daily, bestselling author of , says that if you’re going to go for it, be prepared to deal with feelings of betrayal or anger.
“The more you can deal with and be upfront with all the web of emotions,” Luiz says, “the more your friendship has a chance of not only surviving but deepening.” Beginning the discussion with your friend might be scary, at first.
Such a situation, of course, can be tricky, and must be handled with care.
As with most situations, the decision that’s right for you will depend on your personal relationships, morals, values and beliefs.
Well, Joel got in an even better one at a recent concert.
Billy Joel Receives Gershwin Prize From Library of Congress Brinkley and Mellencamp have been seen on dates together since early September, and it seems Joel – who's still on good terms with his ex – is fully aware of her love life.
As for the rock legend, Joel recently married his fourth wife in a private Fourth of July ceremony on his Long Island estate. At the very least, his new wife will never be the subject of post-song asides, because Joel has permanently retired from writing new material.
As Michele Fabrega, a love, intimacy, and sexuality coach for men, tells The Cheat Sheet to consider these factors first: If you really consider your buddy a true friend, then clearly you’ve given this much thought prior to deciding to move forward.
Because you think it’s worth it to pursue a relationship with his ex, it’s important to be honest – with both yourself and your friend.
Part of Billy Joel's in-concert appeal (he holds the record for most solo shows at famed venue Madison Square Garden) is that he drops the occasional amazing aside.
After performing a song inspired by an ex, for example, he'll typically deadpan, "And then we got divorced." It's scripted, sure (he does the same joke at most shows), but still more honest than most pop stars who go on stage and belt out love songs about people they broke up with.