If you're in doubt about dating a friend's ex, talk to them first. if either isn't comfortable, or finds it remotely weird, expect the time you spend with said friend to dwindle. This means that when they are angry and hurt over something their ex did, you need to have their back, which includes listening to them, being empathetic, and standing up for them if need be.
In time, I am usually content to be "acquaintances with history," exchanging an email every once in a while or having friendly drinks with the exes that I still respect. Here are six rules for making that awkward transition from lovers to friends. Mourning period: Give each other time to mourn the death of the relationship.
But that's only after time has passed and I've removed the rose-colored glasses that I used to gaze at him through. The longer you two were together, the longer it will probably take before you are ready for friendship.
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.
It's a nice thing to introduce friends to each other and even encourage them to get to know each other, but you should include the friend who introduced you so they don't feel left out.
Even when you don't agree with the things your friend is doing, you can still care about them.