Being Friends with Benefits to an Ex without any form of emotional commitment is a far fetched dream; one party is bound to harbor feelings or the desire to reignite the flame of the dissolved relationship.
Hooking up with the Ex is wrong on so many levels, especially when you haven’t had sufficient time to get over them and the hurt they caused. If you’re still hung up on your Ex, being a ‘FwB’ will only lead to further heartbreak. He or she became ‘the Ex’ for a reason – flimsy or otherwise, and may just want to enjoy your benefits until they move on to the next relationship (or until you decide to break it off). How do you recover when things turn sour?
Friendship Or Booty Call?
Some Exes can be great friends but others will only bring baggage into your life and mess with your heart all over again. Having the occasional conversation can be good especially if you’re truly over them; but never forget that they’re Exes for a reason!
How do you justify having a ‘FwB’ (sans emotional attachments) relationship with the Ex if the breakup was their fault? If the split was due to infidelity, commitment issues, cheating scandals etc. why would you want to complicate things further by having an intimate relationship with them – thereby reverting from being the ‘better half’ to just a ‘platonic friend?’