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Firstly, you break up with someone for a reason and, as rare as it is you may stay on talking terms, more often than not it’ll end in a series of heated arguments and final abusive texts.

So you’re probably not going to be keen on your mate bringing them down the pub. You’ve shared numerous steamy, intimate encounters – so knowing they’re now getting that from someone you’d have a beer with is a tad uncomfortable, right?

Coping requires knowing your feelings, talking to your friend and deciding upon some strategies to keep your friendship intact.

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Just because they did it in Friends, it doesn’t mean it’s OK in real life, guys.

Where relationships are concerned, going out with one of your mates’ ex partners is, whichever way you look at it, wrong.

Dealing with your feelings Being supportive Working around awkward situations Community Q&A Breaking up can be hard and is even harder in that odd situation where your friend starts dating him or her after you broke up.

Dealing with this awkward arrangement will likely bring about a roller-coaster of feelings and fears but it is great that you've decided to deal with it rather than ignore it.

For me, the whole ‘follow your heart’ or ‘the heart wants what the heart wants’ cliches should be thrown out the window here.

Consider what it would feel like if the roles were reversed.

The big alarm bell was when Joey’s girlfriend Kathy cheats on him with Chandler.