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.
I have seen people make these mistakes over and over again (in my five years of experience helping people with breakups). I highly recommend you read the entire article because it will not only help you understand what you should do but also why you should do it.
Having a plan gives you a sense of direction and removes all the confusion. However, for those of you that don’t like reading too much, here’s a shorter version of the article.
You’re into it, he’s into it, there’s some serious chemistry, and you might have stumbled upon something really special. In discussing this topic with my female friends, it seems to me that men are especially experienced in dealing with this dilemma.
Now, you’re faced with a most unenviable predicament: Walk away from someone who could end up being the love of your life, or put one of your friendships in jeopardy.
Queer communities are often small and insular, and once you've found one, you tend to hold on to it for dear life.
It's difficult to meet people you're romantically interested in beyond an already-defined circle, and outside of your city's queer scene, most people you run into are likely to be straight.
Luckily, a woman can approach this in pretty much the same way a man does, and that’s where I can help a sister out.Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex.They wholeheartedly believe that it's wrong, disrespectful, and if a friend did that to them, they'd never talk to that person again.If it’s a great match, it’s a great match.” Still, it’s best to proceed with caution.Martenson advises “letting things dissipate a bit” before making your move.