Who says you can’t be friends with your ex?  Recently divorced Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson announced right after their split that they wanted to remain kind with each other.  Well, they stayed true to that commitment last Friday!  The ex-celebrity couple was seen sharing a “friendly meal” at Blue Ribbon in New York, and sources tell People that they were “smiling and laughing the whole time.”  The pair grew apart because of their demanding schedules, but they’re not giving up on friendship!To what degree should you remain friendly with your ex-partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are proof that you can remain friendly with your ex-partner. The question is, how friendly is too friendly? Cupid has some guidelines to follow:

1. Drop the pet names: Some couples find it hard to get out of the habit of using pet names. Don’t make this mistake! If you must use them after a breakup, try “bud” or “pal.”

2. Keep gossip to a minimum: When you’re hanging out with your ex, make sure you know your boundaries when it comes to the “inside scoop” on your life. In other words, keep the details of your new love life to yourself.

3. Don’t be touchy: When you go out with your ex for a friendly get-together, be sure to keep your distance: literally. If you’re constantly hugging your past love, some past feelings are bound to make their way to the present. Try a friendly handshake as a healthy alternative!