Despite that, the new couple have a short-lived relationship with Joey’s blessing. This kind of thing would NEVER HAPPEN in the real world because, and I don’t condone violence, Joey would’ve beaten him to a pulp and never spoken to the dude again.Friendships have certain elements that mesh together to solidify a bond.The reality is that it’s just too weird and uncomfortable for most people to want to deal with.” Therapist Karen Sherman agrees.“The only time it might be okay is if your friend has moved on to another relationship,” she says.Firstly, you break up with someone for a reason and, as rare as it is you may stay on talking terms, more often than not it’ll end in a series of heated arguments and final abusive texts.
Dating their ex undermines the latter two, bringing a sense of betrayal I personally wouldn’t ever forgive.Thirdly, yet without intending to come across as territorial in a caveman-defecating-on-his-patch-of-land sort of way, that person was with you and was part of your life.They were someone who significantly contributed to shaping the person you are today.“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?For me, the whole ‘follow your heart’ or ‘the heart wants what the heart wants’ cliches should be thrown out the window here.Consider what it would feel like if the roles were reversed.Some reports indicate the relationship between the married couple was already over by the time Cowell moved in. While many details remain unknown, this revelation raises a question: Is your friend’s ex always off-limits?“If your friend is totally over his ex, has no romantic feelings for her, and wouldn’t mind being around the two of you socially, that could work,” muses Nina Atwood, author of “Temptations of the Single Girl.” “But look at all the conditions that have to be met!I’m sorry, but there’s no way I can hide my unshakable, moral compass on this one – it’s weird and wrong and awful for a number of valid reasons.If you find yourself starting to fancy your mate’s ex, you need to ask yourself whether it’s simply lust cravings for human contact or something more.