A guide to hanging out with your ex-girlfriend

Spot the exes. (Cast of "The L Word")

Spot the exes. (Cast of “The L Word”)


Mention to a straight person that your holiday plans include an ex and odds are you won’t receive a blasé response. I’m not sure what motivates other lesbians to cultivate friendships with their exes, but I believe that if someone is sufficiently engaging/integral/lovable to spend months or years of your life squabbling over window treatments or practicing ritual flesh hook suspension with, then they’re important enough for a bi-weekly phone call or at minimum a Facebook friendship. That and I’m part Border Collie: I’m compelled to keep track of everyone I’ve ever met. And possibly herd them across the hills of Scotland.

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