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Friday, January 03, 2020

I have a question about a new age happening.

If a family member with a relationship of say 6yrs.
They own a house together and pets.
They have ended their relationship, however they still occupie their home, and go with one another to family and friends social activities together.

Here is the question:
Do we still treat them as a couple?
Ex: Presents,etc. ?

We have nothing against this guy. At this time, we would accept him into our home with or without the other.

In fact we didn't know they had ended their relationship until Christmas.
They had made this decision last May !
They came and went as usual all this time.

Anyone else faced this?

We are "Old-School".
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    OK, I share a house with a married couple. The woman and I have been business partners for about 10 years, and I more recently started working with the man in a small business that he has had for several decades. So we are friends, business partners and share a household. Their wonderful families treat me like part of the family, too. (Our dogs treat us like one big, happy pack, too! Lol!)
    Anyway, even though the individuals that you are talking about are not "in a relationship" in the couples sense, they still obviously share a lot of their lives together. It sounds like it would be easy for you to continue thinking of both of them as members of your extended family, too, and that sounds pretty nice for everyone involved.
    372 days ago
    No idea how to give any advice most separations in Bangladesh end in bitterness.
    385 days ago
    I don't give gifts so can't help at all.
    385 days ago
    I can't offer any other advice other than what you've already gotten. Good luck.
    385 days ago
    not weird at all many married people just are better as friends so i would buy them separate gifts but keep inviting and acting like they are a couple unless they tell you other wise
    385 days ago
    It seems to me they still have a relationship. I'm guessing that maybe they no longer sleep together but maybe that isn't the case? You still have a relationship and that doesn't seem to need to change at this time. I had a friend who kind of had that with her ex as he still went with her and kids to ex-in-laws for major holidays. It worked for them.
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    385 days ago
    Seems odd but just go with the flow. It's their life and they will do as they feel is best. It seems to be working.
    386 days ago
    I'd accept the relationship for what it is. If it works for them, great. Keep the friendship.
    386 days ago
    386 days ago
    One couple married, had kids, divorced, he kept the house
    and she had to move. They couldn't survive financially unless
    they and both of their children worked. Moved back together
    and it seems to work. Weird.
    386 days ago
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