July 16, 2003
I had to laugh at Dave's post about friends and lovers. The other night Seymour and I went to a party over at our friends' house -- the friends being his ex-girlfriend from high school and his best friend, who have been dating for about 10 years and living together for 7. Also at the party was one of Seymour's prom dates. I love his ex and his pal. They are really wonderful people, and I am glad they have all stayed friends through the years. When I think about it, there's no way around it. It was either they all stay friends or they all lose each other -- and there was a pack of about 10 of them that are all still friends, including Seymour's two cousins. The street signs are still in the basement of someone's house as evidence, apparently. Seymour communicates via email with a couple other ex girlfriends. I went to the wedding on one of them -- she's the daughter of his mom's best friend. Also another sweet person, practically family. I think he dated her twice. I think he was sort of dating her when we started dating. Or maybe they were friends with benefits. I know I have a really awesome picture of them when they dated when they were 14 or 15. I might have to scan it -- one of those pensive, adolescent innocence pictures. The other ex he emails with is kinda freaky. She always wants to get together with him, and is always like "Don't tell your wife." (She lives 2 hours away, and no, he doesn't meet her. Yes, I'm sure.) I'm always like, "So, any good email from X this week?" She's a wacky one. Then there's the ex-fiancee who I used to have to see at parties with another set of friends, but she pissed them off when she became a consultant (of the type where you have in-home parties and demonstrate things that people order... pick a type). People ordered $3000 worth of stuff. She pocketed the money, never ordered the stuff. So I don't have to deal with her anymore. (Good thing, too.) We had another one track him down a couple of months ago -- we think maybe she was doing like a 12 step program or became a Christian or something like that and was trying to make amends, because she basically just wanted to say "I'm sorry for treating you like crap" or something. There are a couple of others, believe it or not. There's only one that he's not in contact with, and that's because we both hate her. But his mother is. She even sends all those corny emails around to both of us. Isn't that great? As for me, I'm in contact with only one of my ex's, but we are not friends. We are tentative allies for the sake of his children. His ex-wife and I are friends, though. Posted by at July 16, 2003 04:20 PM
Kim Jul 17, 2003 8:14 PM
I'm friends with one of my ex's from high school, but that's it. Scott isn't friends with any of his ex's. I couldn't imagine having stayed friends with most of my old boyfriends. The breakups were too messy most of the time.