Also, post-dissolution friendships are more likely if the breakup was initiated by the man.
Thus, when women initiate the breakup, men have a more difficult time dealing with the rejection and, by extension, are more resistant to transitioning into friendship.
5) We are more likely to stay friends with our exes if our friends and family support us.
Having approval from important others helps ease the transition to post-dissolution friendship because we’re not having to answer the “Why are you still hanging around with him/her? 6) There is emerging evidence that gays and lesbians are more likely to remain friends post-dissolution than their heterosexual counterparts.
One of the best ways to handle rejection is to go into it with the right mindset.
Dear Guys, I recently dated a guy who I liked quite a lot. I'd like to have him as a friend, but the problem is I'm still attracted to him. Unless the friendship you have with him is so unique you can't replace it with anyone else, this situation is just going to make you frustrated and angry. Sure, two people can be friends after breaking up but it's not that common.
We went out for about six weeks and seemed to have a great time together. Some of the GUYS have managed to do this, but it's not the easiest road to take, especially if one party is hoping for something more. This guy has made it pretty clear he just wants to be friends.
He said he was very attracted to me, but he was nervous about having sex with me. But it became clear to me that the relationship wasn't going to go any further than a friendship. And I actually think he was being serious and valued our friendship a lot. And when a guy says that believe us he means it, otherwise he's doing everything he can to get you in bed. Women seem better at evaluating relationships and compartmentalizing each piece.
He said his life was too overwhelming with the current divorce proceedings under way and so he didn't want to make things more confusing. So if you think you can change his mind, you're going to be disappointed. So a woman might be more apt to try to salvage a great friendship even if the guy is the one that broke up with her.