I am genuinely worried and would like to know how an old ex-girlfriend is doing. But it's been well over 2 years since she and I last talked and when we broke up, it wasn't on good terms.
I DON'T want her to think I'm trying to re-ignite anything but I DO want to come off nice and genuinely concerned.
My initial approach was to just say "Hey, how have you been?" But now I'm not sure if I should even talk to her again or if I should just let old relationships be set aside.
Context: We broke up because of misunderstandings in showing proper affection. The misunderstanding led to unfortunate argument exchanges and it was bad enough that we didn't speak for 2 years. We both "hated" each other but at the same time still deeply cared for each other... I'm not sure how this is scientifically stated, but that's the best way I can explain it.
My goal is just to be her friend again, because we were best friends before dating. As a friend, I just want to be in good terms again. So that at least when we see each other, we can say hi, or catch up since it's been so long. But am I looking to hang out with her on a regular basis again? Probably not. Essentially, I'd like for us to be at least acquaintances, if not friends.
How do I start a conversation with an ex to restore past friendship?
- She and I are Asians living in America. So, I guess it's better stated as Americans who were raised in an Asian household.