(Closed) How do all you bees feel in general about your FI being friends with exes?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mr. 99 and his ex wife do not speak, but before things went south between them, she was at our wedding reception and we’d gone out socially with her and her Fiance at the time…so I honestly don’t care….One of my best friends is an old college flame and Mr. 99 could care less….I think every relationship is different, for us, it’s a non-issue.

Post # 4
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There is no space in my relationship for exes on either side. 

Post # 5
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We broke up? You need to not exist anymore. 

Thats my take on things. 

Post # 6
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband and his ex wife are ‘friends’. Whatever, I don’t like it. They don’t really ever talk, only if something major happens. The last time they talked was because one of their mutual friends died and she called to tell him. They don’t chit chat or anything like that. I don’t talk to my exes at all, I see no reason to. They were all jerks.

Post # 7
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Coral99:  +1.

Niether of us have spoken with our exes in years.

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Generally, I find it inappropriate because it tends to mean they haven’t dealt with the end of their relationship.  However, there are a few instances where the exes are so integrated into each other’s lives that it is difficult to cut all contact.  For me I have zero contact with my exes; they are exes for a reason and I do not need to continue to be friends with them after the relationships end.  I expect the same from my FH and it has taken him a while to realize why it’s not a good idea to stay in contact with exes.  We have very specific ground rules regarding exes so that FH knows what makes me uncomfortable versus what I find to be unacceptable regarding exes and for the most part he has cut off pretty much all contact with his exes as a result because he knows how much it bothers me (and he knows I have a zero tolerance policy regarding him breaking our ground rules.)

Post # 9
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@S.Elizabeth.G:  Well my SO was with his ex wife for 16+ years, and they’re not even close to being on speaking terms now, so it’s a bit of a non-issue.

It’s not like I would care if he Facebook friended a high school flame or something. He doesn’t really have female friends so I am not worried.

If he suddenly had an interest in seeing his ex wife then I might start to worry, but in reality, that would never happen.

I am not friends with my most recent ex… we had enough drama in that relationship to last a lifetime.

I have a couple of high school exes on my FB, but none of those qualify as serious relationships to me lol.

I think exes are exes for a reason. Unless there’s something obviously going on then it’s a moot point for us.

Post # 10
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My husband only has a handful of exes; I’ve never met any of them but I think he’s still casually in contact with at least one of them on Facebook. I don’t know all their names so he may be friends with all of them. I really have no objection to him speaking to his exes if he likes, as he’s entitled to choose his own friends. I’m sure his exes are all quite lovely, but they obviously weren’t who he wanted to be with, so it makes no difference.

I’m friends with one of my exes, but in a text sometimes, might go for coffee when in the same city way. He was a big part of my child’s life during and after our relationship so we mainly keep in touch for this reason. We haven’t been romantically involved in  6 years and we’ve always been so upfront about our communication that my husband really doesn’t mind. It would bother me mildly if my husband said I couldn’t speak to him at all, but there are other exes which I have zero contact with because they make both myself and my husband uncomfortable.

Post # 11
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My Fiance was together with his ex for more than 11 years, although they more like friends for the last few years. They are still friends to this day & he’s closer to her than his sister – so it’s an important relationship that I would never want to deprive him of.  I never asked him not to spend time with her even in the beginning, I know he wouldn’t want to go back to have anything but a friendly relationship with her as he has me – and that’s all I care about.


That said, when Fiance & first started dating, there were some VERY awkward and frustrating moments as we have common friends and she was hurt – but as time went on, we all adjusted to the situation. She now fully acknowledges me as his wife to be and she’s probably one of our biggest champions!

Post # 12
3230 posts
Sugar bee

Neither one of us are friends with our exes. He is FB friends with one who asked him to officiate her wedding but she never got married. I don’t think it would have been legit anyway because NC is pretty strict on the Universal Life Church. I wouldn’t like it though. I would feel like our relationship would be discussed and I don’t want somebody like that knowing the ins and outs of our relationship. FH would never discuss our relationship with an ex, but I am paranoid about that kind of stuff.

Post # 13
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Neither of us have exes and I think if he did I would not like him being friends with them. I’d always feel like there could be a hidden agenda on their side (I trust him implicitly), he’s too much of a good catch 😉 hehehehe

Post # 14
1459 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

I’m in the process to trying to be okay with the fact that Boyfriend or Best Friend has semi-regular contact with an ex of his. I think he’ll FB message her about once a month? Obviously I’m not really sure, could be less could be more (hope not lol).


I think most of my issues with the situation stem from my own insecurities, I’d rather they weren’t in contact at all but I don’t feel like I have the right to ask something like that :/ I do trust him, I just don’t like it XD

Post # 15
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Nope we both arent friends with any of our exes it would just cause conflict in the relationship i dont see the point..

Post # 16
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have a strict rule about not being friends with exes. It was something he wanted so I went along with it. I am not sure I agreed at first but I trusted him and I can see how not having them around helps to slash any possibility of temptaion or jealousy issues. I see other couples struggle with it all to often – regardless of how innocent it starts out.

We have an amazing and healthy relationship and even though it could look like it from the previous statement – he is the farthest thing from being controlling. This is something we have decided upon and it works for us.

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