Thanks, Z. I can see that happening. Do you think it is ok for us to continue to keep contact as long as we don't (or more likely I don't) allow us to be in a situation where we are alone together? Like talking on the phone?
I really have a stong desire to maintain an amicable friendship because we were friends long before we became lovers and we have a lot of shared history. I feel like we still have a place in each other's lives.
I do know you are right about getting stuck in a cycle. I have seen it too. I don't want that, but I would like to be friends.
I have never been with anyone before so I have also never dealt with what happens post-relationship. What precedent is there for friendship? How is it accomplished? Is it simply time or willpower that makes it feasible?
Thanks for keeping up with me.