Keith Campbell, a professor and head of the psychology department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was recently quoted in a today.com story about being friends with an ex.
The story points out that before deciding to forgive whatever transgressions broke up the relationship, also consider whether you also want to remain friends or if it’s better to forgive and get away from each other.
“Most people are doing it because they want to be friends,” he said.
Remaining friendly can be particularly important when children are involved. The aim is to co-parent, and good communication is key to that reconfigured relationship, according to the story.