You get a friend request on Facebook from your ex. What do you do?
That's why they have the ignore option.
My Dad, who is 85 and going strong and still married to my Mom, always says you can never be friends with your ex. Ironically, my ex friended me on FB a few months ago but it's been so long (20 years) and we're 3,000 miles away from each other, that I figured no harm could come of it. But as a rule, I wouldn't friend an recent ex. My husband isn't on FB and frankly, I'm happy about that. Not that I'm trolling for dates or anything (hardly) but I like having a place to hang out without having him know every crazy thing I say or post.
If you have a relationship still why not...you can always "un-friend".
The thoughts and opinions expressed by this poster are his own and should not be misconstrued as gospel. They are and were not meant to inflame, enrage or otherwise tick anyone off, usually. ©
2012 Ti Motobecane with SRAM Red 2013~2008 Trek Madone with SRAM Force~2010 Specialized Hardrock 29er~2006 Trek 4300~Garmin 800 CTR
ROTFLMAO, then punching, NO FRIEND ASAP!!
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
Not a chance.
Chief Executive In Charge Of Diddly Squat.
Taking on a long hill is like fighting a Gorilla. You don't stop when you are tired, You stop when the Gorilla is tired.
Now ridding a
Felt AR4 with Mavic Super light Premium wheels
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
In God we trust
Ask yourself whether or not you need another "friend"
"Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
It's been almost 20 years and there's still no chance in ....
Besides, I haven't seen any whales of FB.
My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany (full Ultegra)--2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team Bike (SRAM Red)
If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on. -- Lance Armstrong
I don't have an ex, but I'd say no. Or I'd set up an alternate account just to be friends with her and the kids.
An’ though the rules of the road have been lodged
It’s only people’s games that you got to dodge ~ Bob Dylan
2010 Motobecane Fantom 29
2010 Jamis Quest
No way. She has grown old and ugly, besides still being obnoxious. I, on the other hand, have grown old and ugly, but two or three people think I'm fairly nice.
I am, but. . Facebook lets you interact with who you WANT to interact with anyway. . . so never the twain shall meet.
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
"So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
"And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
Got a friend request from one of mine a while back.... not just NO! but HELL NO!!!!
1975 23" Ross Grand Tour Fixed Gear (Fujita Belt)
1987 21" Specialized Rock Hopper(B-17)
1989? 15" Specialized Rock Hopper (B-17s)
1992 60cm Specialized Allez Pro (Wright W3N)
1986 Borthwick Road Tandem(Team Pro/B-67s Imperial)
My ex-wife is the mother of my kids, so yes. We've been divorced well over 20 years, so whatever angst should have dissipated. But it's unlikely to happen -- I don't frequent FB, and we don't have the same interests.
As far as the ex-girlfriends, probably not. Those flames went out a long ago.
I am happy with whom I have now.
Machka still chats with several people with whom she had relationships before us. It doesn't bother me in the slightest.
Dream. Dare. Do.
I don't do FB, but a good friend of mine wanted me to set up an account so I could friend his ex. Yes, he is that weird.
I've been married for 25 years, so no ex, but I recently tried to be friends with a woman I knew in college. The old issues never completely go away.
Last edited by Barrettscv; 04-17-11 at 07:04 AM.
I don't have a Facebook account but I DO have an ex. I have no reason or desire to talk with her.
Friend an ex? It depends.
Speaking of facebook, anyone been inside their headquarters? They're really good people. I did not meet Mr Zuckerburg but saw him walking around talking to others, wearing his corporate attire----blue jeans and a hoodie. After he finished his discussion he plopped down amidst a group of others and started doing some coding. I look for them to continue to grow for a while. Their "sticky paper ball" that is made from visitors name tags is getting pretty big, too!
Ride your Ride!!
Sure why not. There's no hard feelings. I'm still friends with ex-girlfriends.
so long as theres no active restraining order, why not?
2010 Kestrel RT900SL, 800k carbon, chorus/record, speedplay, zonda
1997 Trek ZX6000, 6061w/manitou spyder, xt/xtr, time atac
I did. She sent a request and I accepted. We don't interact much, online or otherwise. It has been 21 years since we divorced and the hostility has faded. Mostly I look when she posts pictures of our son.
The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.
IMHO, this sounds like a recipe for drama. Do you really want her to know all your business?
Well, first of all, this coming September is my 25th wedding annirversary. However, before my marriage to my 2nd wife, I got a divorse with my first wife. In time, the pain and anger left me and I realized that my ex was the mother of 2 of my 3 children. Furthermore, my ex became the grandma of my grandson this last February. So yes, we became Facebook friends and share photos and quite a bit of other common tidbits. That is all.