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How to be friends after dating

My writer friend Teddy was with me when I got the text from my pregnant pal about the suddenly free cottage — and I was about to turn down her offer to make use of the place when Teddy convinced me I should take a little working holiday ... He'd come along for the long car trip, read me the directions while I drove, and protect me from wolves (or at least sea pigeons). And since both Teddy and I can work from more or less anywhere, we decided to go for it. As you may recall, he's a guy I went on a date with a while back. I wanted to be friends with him, but I wasn't sure how to navigate that terrain.

If I didn't hear back, surely it would slide right off my back ... " He even went as far as saying he thought I was totally cool — and that he liked my writing. (He's about to head off on an international jaunt.)Lesson learned is: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I know it's not always easy to put your ego on the line and risk a rejection, even when it comes to friendship rather than sexy love — but a lot of times, the risk is worth the reward.

Irene, I really cared a lot about someone whom I dated.

I understand how it might sting to bump into him with another boyfriend.