Dr. Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW gave her insight on questions you should ask your partner if they’re friends with their ex.
“This question is attempting to accesses the intent your partner has in including their ex in their life currently,” therapist Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW, tells Bustle. “This question will help you understand their thought process, and, their lack of thought process. Their response will help you understand whether or not there is a functional or practical reason to keeping their ex in their life versus an emotional reason.” You might find out that they share financial assets, or learn more about their co-parenting, or that your ex hasn’t really thought about the future of their friendship.
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