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Ex Text: Do You Have an Electronic Relationship With Exes?

Newly single Madonna was recently spotted having drinks with her ex-husband Sean Penn (not that ex, her ex ex!), and what's more — they're text buddies.

I personally don't keep up with my exes via Facebook, phone calls, or texting, but I have many friends (usually the currently single ones) who have added each other as friends on Facebook and MySpace and keep in contact that way.

Whether they're playing with fire, completely and utterly mature, or just think that electronic relationships aren't the same as regular friendships, I think it says a lot about you.

How do you feel about exes and Facebook, MySpace, texting, or any other kind of tech communication? Kosher or not kosher? Facebook friends until one of you is coupled?


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CanadianAlissa CanadianAlissa 8 years
i don't keep in touch with ex's in any format.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
I don't stay in touch with my exes. Seems pointless.
Miciqu Miciqu 8 years
Unfortunately Internet makes it harder for me to distance from my ex boyfriend. I have him as a friend on two social networks,Gtalk,Msn... It would be to much if I blocked him,so it just stayed this way.
ovenmitt ovenmitt 8 years
my ex-husband and i still go to dinner (usually my husband and with his current future ex) and even concerts together. he was a bad husband, but not a bad person. our friendship has long outlasted those of our "friends" who stopped talking to us after the divorce. we still strengthen each other, we just weren't meant to be married.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
an ex and I text once in a while. it's harmless.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
* cousin sent me an email (female) to look at her facebook page, site whatever... you have to register just to look at it. So I didn't. I just lied and told her she did a good job. :INNOCENT: Tried Myspace for a month...aggravating! My daughter loves it, but then she's a teenager, they can't hold a conversation. :D lol And it takes me 30 mins. to type one simple phone text. I quit!! How can you stand it, electronic conversations? Sitting around talking and laughing with a cup of coffee is so much more fun!!
audreystar audreystar 8 years
My ex and I email each other and would probably myspace or facebook if he had one. But I cannot even imagine texting him. That would seem weird to me.
devils devils 8 years
I do, we text every now and then and sometimes talk briefly on the phone. We didn't break up on bad terms, so we are still friends :)
wackydeli wackydeli 8 years
NO! when im done,im reason to drag things out and play games.i dont see the point in being friends with ex lovers,its like "yeah i used to do you, move on now!"plus ive never texted anyone in my life.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I have to email my ex-husband, we have children. But other than that no, not at all. However, if I were single and an ex was also, then I would have a friendship with him...otherwise no way. (not unless he's pretending to be an anonymous person; nothing I can do about that though)
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
yea..facebook...some email
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I don't think it's "not kosher," but I personally have no interest in keeping in touch with them.
dimples128 dimples128 8 years
My recent ex likes to think his attempts to get back together with me are welcome... Unfortunately, they are not. I recently had to change my cell number because he won't quit. I tried to be nice to him for a while, but 6 months after the breakup, he still won't leave me alone, even when he KNOWS I have a boyfriend. Ugh. My other ex is back in town and wants to be best friends for some reason, which I am really not into. We broke up for a reason right? So far, it's looking like no communication is the way for me to go.
flyhunnie7 flyhunnie7 8 years
Yeah, I IM with my ex every once in a while. There's nothing to worry about, though, because talking to him often reminds me why we're friends and not dating hahah
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
I keep in touch through MSN.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
Nope not for me. I broke up with my exes because they were such lousy boyfriends and horrible friends. Why would I want to keep someone like that around? My husband is one of my bestest friends whom I can really be myself around along with some girlfriends I have had since elementary school. They are all the friends I need.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
I've had a couple of them find me on Myspace, but I don't go looking for them... except once, when a very not-serious high school boyfriend was living in NYC, and I was moving there too and looking to network. Every now and then another of my exes will be on AIM, and we'll chat for a minute to catch up and say hi, but that's only about once a year. I'm certainly not friends with any of them though.
krae85 krae85 8 years
I'm the kinda person who wishes eternal damnation on my exes.. so, no. but my best friend keeps in touch with all her exes, and not to her benefit.
lms lms 8 years
I keep in touch with them as well. Some on facebook and some the phone.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
hells yes! it's the only way. if one called me, i'd be completely confused.
said8me said8me 8 years
i rarely hear from exes... but when i do, it's usually through text or facebook.
neko neko 8 years
^^ postscript: we call because we live so far apart. I live in Arizona, one ex lives in NYC, the other moves between Virginia and California for his work. Whenever we're within the same area, we try to see each other, though.
neko neko 8 years
I keep in touch with two exes, but we spend more time talking on the phone, and neither have facebook or myspace. One was my first serious boyfriend in high school. We were close friends before and after the relationship. The other was a good friend too, but short-term when we realized we just didn't fit as a couple. He's now married to my best friend. :)
psterling psterling 8 years
I don't but I have friends who do.
tlight tlight 8 years
Most of my exes are getting married now, and we've all moved on. I don't see any harm in keeping up with people electronically. It's be the same as keeping in touch with a one-time good friend who you fell out of touch with.. You don't really intend to rekindle the relationship you once had, but as they are someone who meant something to you at one point in life, it's nice to know what they are up to, and offer a few words every now and then.
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