Fran Drescher has just announced that her gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson is her best friend.Â After their 21 years of marriage ended, Jacobson admitted that he was gay.Â However, Drescher didnâ€™t find the news to be too surprising. Â She told People, “During our marriage he had told me he might be bisexual, but he wanted to stay married. Â By the time he told me, I had survived uterine cancer. Â Nothing could shake me.”Â Over the years, the two were able to rebuild their relationship. Â “Weâ€™re very tight.Â Weâ€™re best friends,” she said.
What are some ways to re-build a friendship after divorce?
Once your marriage ends, it might hurt to know that youâ€™ve lost a great friendship.Â Although your romantic relationship didnâ€™t work out, it doesn’t necessarily mean you canâ€™t be friends.Â Cupid has some tips:
1. Casual conversations: Strike up some small talk once in a while with your ex. Â While conversing, let him or her know that your friendship means a lot, and that you don’t want to completely write him or her off.
2. Hang out: Go out for coffee or hang out in groups with mutual friends. Â Bringing some normality to the situation will help.
3. Closure: The most important step to rebuilding a friendship after divorce is to talk about what led to your breakup in the first place and resolve your issues to a point where you’re no longer bitter. Â As the old adage says, agree to disagree.
How did you rebuild a friendship after divorce? Share your experience below.