It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “The Friendly Ex” whose ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend requested to meet her since the two had remained friendly and social since their breakup. “I completely understand that she must be curious about me, and doesn’t like the idea that her boyfriend is friends with an ex, but I am completely dreading meeting her (mostly due to the negative way she’s been portrayed by Mike)! But if I don’t agree to meet her, Mike won’t be “allowed” to contact me at all anymore.” After the jump, find out whether they met and whether she’s still “allowed” to be friends with Mike these days.
Thanks for your help…it was definitely appreciated! — The Friendly Ex
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you’re a very attractive woman. If you weren’t, the threat level wouldn’t be nearly as high. So, as unfortunate as it is to not be in your ex’s life so much anymore, take his girlfriend’s jealousy of you as a compliment if you can, and be hopeful that if they ever break up, you can have your friend back.
If you’re someone I’ve given advice to in the past, I’d love to hear from you, too. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the original post, and let me know whether you followed the advice and how you’re doing now.