I know it is mature to break up amicably and we all should do it. Things don’t always turn out that way, though. Some people come close and bravely decide to remain friends with an ex. If you go this route, you have to be certain that this is the right time. Things can get ugly really quickly if you aren’t careful.
If you still have a strong emotional connection, don’t keep the friendship going until it weakens. If you are still hooking up with each other; Well, there is unfinished business and you can’t really be friends, anyway. That only adds to confusion and distracts you from good potentials.
If you feel you are ready to be friends with you ex, imagine that they just met someone amazing and are getting engaged. Does the thought make you nauseous? Yeah, then NO. You can’t be friends with your ex yet.
Do you have any exes you have remained friends with? Did it take some time to get to a true friendship dynamic? How long before they came to you to discuss their love life with you?