They visited each other for a few months after the summer, but the following spring, Kristen’s boyfriend told her that he had gotten a job in New York after graduation, while Kristen planned to stay in Chicago to take some graduate classes and find a job locally (which she eventually did and still works at).
Soon after these decisions were made, Kristen’s boyfriend ended things abruptly, saying he loved Kristen, but was so sad all the time not being with her and he didn’t want to be in an indefinite long distance relationship. She had applied for jobs in New York, but the economy was pretty bad and she was lucky to find something in Chicago.
My ex-husband and I have been divorced since our children were small (they are now in their 20s).
I remarried once for a brief and unfortunate time and I've had a few long, failed relationships. We are both single now and remain very good friends.
“Even if the two of them have split, emotions take a while to heal, so it’s unlikely that the friend is going to be okay with it.” But not all relationship experts see it this way.
“It’s ok to move in if they are estranged and no longer in love and divorcing,” says matchmaker Marla Martenson. It could be right under your nose, and circumstances have to shift for things to evolve.” As Martenson points out, “It’s a delicate situation, but why let a potential love match get away?
The news about Simon Cowell getting it on with his good friend’s wife — or estranged wife, depending on who you talk to — has sparked a great debate once again.
Under what circumstance is it acceptable to pursue your friend’s former love interest? because I just don’t see why of all the people in this world you need to choose to put yourself in such a complicated situation. Read on for Fox News Magazine editor Meghan Sharp’s guest blog about this very subject: Simon Cowell recently sparked some scandalous headlines when it emerged that he is set to become a father — with the wife of his close friend.
“The only time it might be okay is if your friend has moved on to another relationship,” she says.
Things got serious very quickly mostly because they were together pretty much 24/7 for an entire summer.
When the summer ended, Kristen moved back to Chicago to finish off college and her boyfriend stayed in New York to do the same.
She might get pissed at first, but she’ll get over it. Is your best friend in a happy, committed relationship? You’ve got the green light to date him if you want to. If she’s really your best friend, she’ll just want you to be happy too.
But sometimes, the heart wants what it wants (sorry for getting Selena Gomez stuck in your head).