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We are living in the midst of a cut-off culture, where you can end a relationship with any explanation except a simple goodbye.  While some people hang on to past relationships for convenience or comfort, others have learned the there are benefits of closing that door and moving on, quickly. Although some couples can remain friends long after the romantic fired has burned out, others think it can cause too many problems in the future.

There may be some reasons to stay connected to an ex such as family ties, shared finances or property, etc., but if that’s not the case, a person should move on to a situating that’s more suitable for them. Here are five reasons to cut off your friendship with your ex after the relationship has ended.

1.    Be available for a new relationship – The worst thing a woman can do is sit around and wait for things to work itself out.  Making yourself available for someone new not only opens the door to a future relationship, but it also helps you get over your ex faster.

2.    Grieve properly – Calling it quits is never easy and while someone of us can brush our shoulders off and get back up, some of us can’t. Grieving is an important part of the process in recovering after a serious relationship. We all grieve differently so giving yourself time is essential.

3.    Reduced drama – Relationship drama can be inevitable depending on what reasons the relationship ended, but the best way to avoid it is to cut all ties. It may not be easy but revisiting the same scenarios time and time again can be frustrating as well as draining.

4.    Put an end to friends with benefits Sex with your ex may be weird, but for most it’s convenient because you obviously trust them. However, sex can also present more problems than you bargained for.

5.    Less emotional baggage – Emotions after sex can send one on an emotional roller-coaster. Ending that part of your relationship with clear reasoning as to why it ended in the first place, will leave you with little to no regrets.

Written By: Tamara U. Butler


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