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Group Therapy: I Have to See an Ex at My Friend's Wedding

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One of my good friends is getting married, and she invited me to her wedding. However, her brother is my ex-boyfriend, and let's just say we didn't end things in good terms.

Our breakup was one of those very nasty breakups, and it was very hard on me. We never talked things out, and the last things we said to each other were extremely hurtful. It has been almost two years since the last time we saw and spoke to each other. (I got a job in another city and that made it easier for me to move on.) How should I handle this?

I really don't want to ruin my friend's wedding and not going to the wedding is just not an option — she will be extremely hurt. I fear that once I see him all the horrible memories will come back. He was my first real boyfriend and we were together for three years.

How should I handle this? Should I ignore him? Should I make small talk? Should I wait for him to approach me, or should I approach him first?  Should I bring a date to the wedding? Also, this wedding will last the entire weekend.

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