Friend dating ex girlfriend

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Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- "Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?

It depends on the situation that has called for your pursuit.

Making her your new catch requires some fine tuning, and if you are going to go after her, your venture needs to be completely justified.

Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.

Her experiences in the dating world inspire her "Relationship Rant" column.

“Now more than ever we need to be good and kind to each other and not judge each other,” she adds.

“And just because you have the same taste in men, we don’t hold that against each other.” That’s a pretty progressive point of view — and not necessarily one exclusive to celebs who move in A-list social circles.

The second factor, which may seem contradictory, is that it depends on how much you invested in and loved the ex-boyfriend.

I can honestly say there are some ex-boyfriends that, if they find happiness, God bless them, because I know it was crazy between us.

Regardless of how much each of you has moved on, there is always that bittersweet feeling of what could have been.

You don't want them back, but you don't want to keep being reminded of what could have been.

From "he just doesn't get me" to "we're too different" to "why did we stay together THAT long," women tend to overanalyze past relationships.