They are ex’s for a reason. Your former mate serves as an example of what not to repeat.
However, there are exceptions such as co-parenting, if you own a business together; real estate or they were your BFF more than a lover, but limited contact.
Who is more likely to stay in touch with an ex?
People that are less satisfied with their current relationship, so they have an ex as back up for sex, or emotional support.
The more serious the status of a current relationship (e.g., married or nearly engaged vs. dating), the less likely you are to have contact with an ex.
Individuals that have not fully healed from the breakup. Their feelings have not dissipated for the ex, and they have not been able to move on emotionally. Also, some are more likely to stay in touch with exes if they felt that the breakup was more positive—characterized by understanding and a lack of mean, nasty behavior.
Should you keep in touch with your ex?
The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. You should think about your motives for wanting to maintain contact. Keep in mind that it stunts the growth and intimacy for your current relationship as long as you continue contact with an ex.
Research has shown that reminders of your ex can keep you attached to that person and make it more difficult to get over them.
I believe that it ruins the fabric and harmony of your present relationship. How can you build a future when you have not buried your past?
Sending healthy love vibes! 💋