As anyone that's ever been in a relationship will know, there are two styles of break-up in this world. The first, is the one that's messy and traumatic - there's shouting, screaming, probably a bit of swearing, and a whole lot of bad blood afterwards, no matter how close you once were.
Then, there's the "mature" break-up - the one where you both agree to go your separate ways, promise to be there for each other and stay best friends forever. Y'know, the one that Gwyneth Paltrow would probably call "conscious uncoupling" but that Ross and Rachel made look awkward as hell.
But funnily enough, it's not that always that easy to let go. After all, those lovey-dovey feelings don't just disappear overnight and old habits die hard, as they say. And while we might admire those people that can stay friends with their exes once they are no longer romantically involved, as these people show, it's not always the best of ideas.1. Ain't nobody got time for that 2. It causes drama with new-bae too 3. Well that's... awkward 4. Old habits can be hard to break 5. Especially if you don't know where to draw the line 6. And there's always one person that's more into it 7. Even if it can be confusing for both of you 8. And it's easy to give them the wrong idea...
9. But worst of all, they are going to find someone new 10. Because even if you think you're over them, you're probably not 11. That's not to say it's impossible to get along, of course 12. Especially if you're waaaay past romance 13. But sometimes, it's best just to let go
At the end of the day, every relationship is different. If you can genuinely, hand on heart, say that you're totally cool being friends with your ex then go ahead, why not? But if you're still pining over them, think they might be pining over you, or even just find yourself thinking about seeing them naked once in a while, then it might be better just to cut the apron strings and start afresh.
Whether this means deleting them from your social media, wiping their number from your phone or avoiding the party you know they're going to be at, it's up to you. True, it might be painful now, but who knows what incredible, magical, Disney fairytale relationships you could be missing out on just because you're focusing too much attention on something that didn't work out. Now that's exciting!