So I just came across a blog post about Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz still loving each other. Both of them talk about how their relationship has progressed and that they still love each other, even though they would never be together as a couple again. To be honest, my initial reaction was: Is this possible? I mean, can people who have been a couple continue to be great friends?
Maybe. But I know that I am skeptical of it, which may be because of my own experiences. I still talk to some of my ex-girlfriends, but I do not consider them friends. They did me wrong, which I have gotten over, but that wrongdoing definitely made me change my mind on who they are. Sure, I say “Hi” to them when I see them in public, maybe even talk a little bit, but I would never profess to love them like Timberlake and Diaz do with each other. Maybe they can say this about each other because their relationship ended on good terms, and so it is possible for ex-lovers to be friends, even be better friends than lovers, but it depends on how the romantic relationship ended. Plus, you probably have to be able to tell your ex how breaking up hurt you, and them tell you how the situation hurt them, before you can be friends again.
While I have not been able to have this experience with my ex-girlfriends, it is possible to be friends after being lovers. But, I wonder how much of this is the truth between JT and Cameron, and how much of it is about promoting their new movie Bad Teacher.
What do you think?