Originally Posted by ThatGirlInGray
I can count on one hand the number of people I've stayed friends with after our physical relationship stopped. I think most of it is just due to awkwardness. I can understand not knowing how to be friends with someone without the physical component once you've had it.
Do you ever try reaching out to them after a while, if it really matters to you? I ask just because in the last year or so I re-established contact - or dramatically strengthened my connection - with 2 men from my past with whom things fell apart due to the physical relationship getting messed up and/or failures of communication. It has given me so much joy to have them back in my life; I feel really lucky that I decided to take the chance on reaching out, and that now I can communicate in a way that makes things work.