There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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I think that this article is excellent! That really does seem like a comprehensive list of all the reasons not to be friends with an ex. I think that if both people can be mature about the whole thing, there is no reason it couldn't be mutually healthy and beneficial to their social lives.
The desire to be seen in a positive light can give rise to dangerous behaviors.
Anxiety about rejection can undermine satisfaction.
Doing well can be a double-edged sword.
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