Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Living In Sin: Ex Friends

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Sex is something that drives us, empowers us and gets us into really stupid situations with people we have no business seeing naked. Jen Sincero is the bestselling author and sexpert with the carnal knowledge you need. Ask her your questions (all are posted anonymously). Cuz there's no such thing as being too good in bed.

Dear Jen,
I broke up with my boyfriend of two years a few weeks ago and it's been incredibly hard. I'm glad we broke up because we weren't making each other happy, but there are still so many things I miss about him. I wish I could talk to him about how sad I am but I know I shouldn't.

For the moment I'm staying away, but I hate the thought of him not being in my life at all. Do you think it's possible to be friends down the road with someone you were in love with? I'm not friends with any of my ex boyfriends, but since this was such a major relationship, I'd really like to try it with him, even if it's not for a few years. The thought of never seeing him again just makes me too sad.
- Don't Want to Nix my Ex

Dear Nix,
What is this whole thing about staying friends with your exes? Are people really pulling it off out there? And how the hell are they doing it? The only exes I'm still friends with I was never in love with in the first place so they don't really count. Then there are those I wouldn't go near again because they exhaust, bore or scare the hell out of me. The others I'd just be faking it with because, if given the chance and really not even very much tequila, I'd jump their bones so fast they wouldn't know what hit them.