Breakup Buddies: 8 Easy Ways to Go Back to Just Being Friends

Is there a way to go back to just being friends once you’ve crossed the sacred line into coupledom? The answer: absolutely. In fact, there are eight ways. But the real secret to a successful downgrade is letting the other person think it’s their decision when you guys double back to the safety of the friend zone. It’s not as hard as it sounds. After all, it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart anyway. If you’re an awesome person whose lover simply loses interest while the ship is sinking, your soon-to-be-ex will have no choice but to at least be friends with you (on paper) afterward. Sounds airtight. What could go wrong?

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