My ex is dating someone else
The first night I didn’t come home, I woke up to an angry voicemail.
This was maybe a month after our breakup and, without thinking, I played the super-awkward message with last night’s date in the room.
In a time when rent is more expensive than ever, especially in big cities like LA and NYC, I know I’m hardly part of the only couple to live together post-breakup. You may be saving money and hassle, but at what cost?
It can work, but again, under very specific conditions. If you can’t be respectful toward each other, get out. It’s something every couple has to weigh for themselves.
That was tough, because it required walking the thin and tricky line between being the other person’s only close friend in LA and being exes.
We initially tried grabbing a bite together maybe once a week, but it felt as if we were still dating and left an uncomfortable taste in both of our mouths.
So, after six months of us living together and him saving up money, Garrett packed his bags and walked out the door.
While I think it’s possible for exes to live together if they set clear boundaries and have a general respect for each other, I wouldn’t exactly recommend it.
The catch was, we had signed a one-year lease, and neither of us could afford the place on our own.Early on, he was right there, watching TV while I made dinner and cursed at my phone.