DETROIT (WWJ) – Researchers at Oakland University are taking a new approach to answering the age-old question of whether you can stay friends with an ex lover.
Specifically, researchers want to know, what are the reasons you “do” stay friends with an ex … and what are the reasons you don’t?READ MORE: The State Of Teacher Pay: Michigan Ranks 41st In Nation For Average Starting Salary
They compiled a list of about 200 unique reasons for and against staying friendly with a former flame.
OU Doctoral student Justin Mogilski says that more important than answering the question of “can you stay friends with an ex” — and certainly more interesting from a research standpoint — is why or why wouldn’t you?READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Motor City Gears Up for Electric Future
“Some of the responses that we got were, ‘I might stay friends with an ex to continue to have sex with them.’ ‘I might stay freinds with an ex in hopes that we get back together someday’,’ Mogilski said. “Or it might be something like, ‘I’m lonely and I have no friends.'”
The research is still underway on the “friends with your ex” study, and you can be part of it — completely anonymously, of course.MORE NEWS: The Council Of Baptist Pastors Of Detroit And Vicinity Celebrate Its Year-Long 'Take The Shot' Initiative
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