Research reports that between 50-61% of people maintain a friendship with an ex-partner. In addition, 14% of men and 13% of women state that an ex is one of their CLOSEST friends. The decision to remain close to a partner from the past can depend on a few factors:
- The existence of a friendship before the romance
- How the break-up occurred (likelihood increases when break-up is initiated by men or is mutual)
With outcomes like this, why do people continue seeing their exes?