"This is common courtesy, will prevent you both from feeling awkward, and give everyone the space to transition into new relationships," Frances explains.
Your friend is now doing things with your other pal that they used to do with you. Probably not, which is why you'd never want to do this to someone else.Even if the breakup itself was fairly drama-free, trying to share friends after the fact can create drama, and most men would rather avoid this altogether. Here are 3 rules to follow to ensure that you don't cross the line by maintaining your mutual friends: Rule 1: Observe the 6-month rule.Relationship expert and dating coach Lauren Frances suggests you stick to a 6-month buffer zone after the breakup where you avoid hanging out with your ex's friends and their significant others.It’s as if you’re Michael Jordan and she could be your Scottie Pippen. (Take whichever comparison speaks to you and run with it…) Together you’d be more than the sum of your parts. Staying friends with a friend’s ex is almost as hard as staying friends with an ex.There’s always that awkwardness of not wanting to mention one in front of the other.