Learn the Best Way to Handle Your Ex's Family
When you get into a relationship, you would probably also have a good rapport with her family members. It could be her parents, siblings, or cousins. However, if you break up with your girlfriend and she is no longer a part of your life, how do you handle her family? Her Family is In Touch With Me, what do I do? This is a question many men face. Having broken off with your girlfriend, you would be wondering how to deal with her family.
Should you cut off the Ex’s Family or is it acceptable to maintain a friendly relationship? Read on to know the answer to this question.
It is possible that you have developed a really good relationship with your Ex Girlfriend’s Family. It could be a relationship that is strong and a bond that is deep. Having developed such a strong bond, you would be in a state of confusion, whether to break such a relationship or go ahead. You need to look at the pros and cons. The pros of such a move would be that you don’t allow your breakup to spoil the relation you have with good people and you can continue.
On the other hand, your Ex-Girlfriend may feel that you are doing this to win her back. Ask yourself if this is the case? If you still were thinking about getting back with your girlfriend and starting a relationship afresh, then this would be a good idea. Your strong bond with her family can help you reach out to her and you can maybe sort out the problems or issues that made both of your break up. If there is such an idea in your mind and if your ex also seems to be interested in getting back with you, then it would be a good thing to be in touch with your ex’s family members.
However, if the breakup is final and the parting has been bitter or if the chances of patching up are remote or if either of you has found someone else, then it may not be a good idea to continue to be in touch with her family. You may need to think about cutting them off. You need not be rude or abrupt about it and can gradually stop engaging with them. Start ignoring their messages and calls and they will get the picture. Where a breakup is final and you see no sign of a patch up, it is best to cut off ties with Her Family.
There are some more scenarios you need to consider here:
- If you are desperate to get back with her, but she is not interested; then keeping in touch with her family would be a sign of desperation and reflects poorly on you.
- If you are finding it difficult to move on and are struggling then it is best to cut off her family. Being in touch with them can hurt you more and make it difficult to move on with life.
- In the rare case where both of you have parted as friends and agree to continue being ‘just friends’, then there is no harm in keeping in touch with her family. However, if your ties have been strong, you need to reduce the strength of the ties just to ensure there is no bitterness in the future.
- If the relationship with her family was strong even before you entered into a relationship with her, then it is acceptable to continue. However, it would be wise to define boundaries clearly to avoid future problems.