If You Live With An Ex Can They Have Their New Boo Over?

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 08/28/2014 | 09:00 AM EDT

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Would you let your ex bring over a new boo if you’re still living together?


As weird of a question it may be, in 2014 you’d be surprised how many people have found themselves in such a messy arrangement. While in an ideal world, you wouldn’t still be living with an ex, if you had to co-exist while dating other people it’s best you start some ground rules.


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Let’s break it down, shall we?


For one an ex is an ex whether under the same roof or not. Do you have the right to bring whomever you want over? Certainly. Do you need permission from your ex? Not exactly. However, for the purpose of courtesy and a down-right uncomfortable scenario, it may be best to keep the dating outside the four walls of the apartment or square-footage of the home you share.


Who wants to take a trip to the kitchen to see their ex laid up with a new boo? Whether you’ve completely moved on or not, it’s not something someone would necessarily sign up for. Rather than bringing over a new main squeeze, the best option would be for you or the ex to keep the new boo at their own apartment--and if they don’t have a place of their own (read: don’t live with their mother), then maybe you should reevaluate who you’re dating altogether.


Things would pan over far better if one keeps the old boo and new boo far away from each other. Still, the real elephant in the room would be that you’re living with an ex in the first place. Even if there’s a lease involved or a pending divorce and division of assets, it’s pretty likely you have friends or family who would allow you to crash until things are resolved. Sharing a space with an ex is just not the move.


But if you have to cohabitate, keep things drama free and keep the dating elsewhere. That way everyone is happy.

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