When you break up usually one does not want to and throwing out the "friend" card does not help that other person. Usually they need a CLEAN break in order to move on. it may hurt them more in the short term but in my opinion it is takes so much longer to get over that person (if ever.) There are certain people who can make the friendship work but most of the time one (or both) hate seeing the other person with someone else even if they dont "want" them for themselves. It usually is not a very healthy relationship especially if sex was involved. It also isnt fair to your future partners to have that person sticking around and you are usually to attached at that point to get "rid" of the friendship.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
any horror stories or good stories about this?