I don't usually remain friends with my ex's. For a variety of reasons, usually something to do with me hating their entrails, I usually don't maintain any form of relationship with them.
N has been the exception to this rule. I have talked of him before offering me sympathy sex, despite his girlfriend. But irrespective of this oversight in proper behaviour on his behalf, I still like and respect him. His current girlfriend has never really taken to me. Perhaps she is a little insecure about me, or maybe she really just doesn't like me (hmmm, surely not?).
So it is with some hesitancy that I am going, alone, to their engagement party in a couple of weeks time. How shall I be introduced? It seems too insignificant to be introduced as merely a "friend". But certainly, beyond weird to announce that I am his ex.
I will probably opt for the safe "friend" line, but will definitely neglect to mention that he proposed to me well before her. Twice. And I turned him down both times.
And still, I wonder why she hasn't taken to me.