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Saturday 10 December 2016

Katie Byrne: The good ex guide

Can friendship ever truly survive the end of a relationship?

Published 09/10/2016 | 02:30

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne

I had a 'catch-up' with an ex-boyfriend the other day.

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We do it every few months, by telephone, mainly to prove to ourselves, and each other, that we are emotionally evolved enough to have an easy-breezy phone conversation with the person who ran off with the smoothie maker.

These chit-chats don't follow the typical rhythm of a telephone conversation. We don't talk about problems or challenges; we don't ask after each other's family. We don't even mention the smoothie maker.

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