If you're swept up in love and you simply must date the ex of a close friend, experts recommend you sit your friend down. Even if it hurts your pride, check with him that it's OK. La Cota stresses the conversation is worth having if you really think the girl might be your 'special someone'.“And keep in mind that your friend is most likely going to say 'go ahead', even if he doesn't mean it,” she says.

This blog is my journey in the mighty married life, showing the good, bad & the great.

I was watching Private Practice last night on ABC and the main character Addision is secretly seeing her best friends ex, Sam. I can see why she is struggling - that is her best friend! The chemistry started to develop over the last 2 seasons. Here come the questions: "Were you two sneaking around behind my back our entire marriage? I don't think I could handle seeing my ex husband (I am not divorced but I am just saying) with my friend, no matter what the reason for divorce was.

Nevertheless, Brian thought about it and decided to contact Angie anyway.

After some initial hesitation for the same reason, Angie agreed to go out with him, and their first date led to a delightful courtship that culminated in marriage.

Particularly if you were in a long-term relationship with her,” he says. If it's just an acquaintance from work, and he dated a woman you like, they broke up, then there is no reason why you couldn't date her,” says Sebastian Callow, a London-based dating coach for men. Experts recommend considering how long your friend and his ex dated (anything over six months is tricky territory as the emotional ties tend to be stronger); how old you are (one expert suggested that in our twenties, perceived slights carry more weight than when we're older and “more realistic”); why you're interested (do you lack the self confidence to approach a stranger?

But what if you really, really fancy Sally, to the point you're picturing sleepy Sundays and all sorts of lovely, luscious romance? ); how much stress you're willing to endure; and ultimately what the friendship is worth.

“I hate the old cliché 'plenty more fish in the sea' but there really are more women out there,” says Callow.

Married life isn't always easy, but with the right person - It is always worth it.

That being the case, there is a high probability that you may be asked out by someone who was once married to a friend, acquaintance, colleague, or even a relative.

Or, on the other hand, you might be the one doing the asking out.

Sam is fine with the fact of going public with the relationship, but Addison is struggling with telling Naomi. Because I watch the show, I know that there was nothing going on between Addison and Sam, while he was married to Naomi. I got over it and remain friends but never really trusted them on a best friend level and definitely not around new boyfriends. ) and if that friend starts seeing your EX, he now becomes a part of your life in a whole new way.