I felt like a naïve chump who was the subject of their laughter. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips on how to handle it and how to keep from going insane: 1. Plus, when the relationship ends, the only thing people will remember is how you reacted. DO NOT make a scene and get into a girl fight with the girl. You don't' have to be overly friendly to your ex and your friend. I think, "My ex is dating my friend" is very common, especially if you live in the suburbs, where everyone knows everyone. I remember people in my neighborhood would tell me they saw them out and I would seriously cringe, and then go home and cry. Make sure not to react in front of others because it could get back to your ex and your friend (I mean, your ex friend). She looked so stunning, I had a hard time holding my jaws shut.

If your friends always make you see the worst in your partner, they may not be such good friends, after all.

If they have good reasons, perhaps they’re only trying to help you.

I didn’t bother responding to the note, and forgot all about her.

A year later, I saw her again in another friend’s arm.

But what I realized at the same time is how easily friends can manipulate you into walking away from perfect relationships.

[Read: Bad friends – When should you end a friendship?

We exchanged glances with each other all night, but she had to leave before I could make my move. I showed the note to my best friend, and he rubbished it immediately.

“She’s a whore, dude, she just wants to sleep around. Forget about her, she’s just not worth it…” he said as he tore the note into bits.

It may be your best friends who’re unknowingly messing your relationships up for you without your notice.

I thought she was extremely cute and I really wanted to know her better. In the note, she mentioned that she really liked me and would like to meet me sometime.

] 13 signs your friends are ruining your relationship It may be jealousy, malice or a veiled attempt to be better than you, but sometimes even the best of friends can turn out to be real backstabbers, at least when it comes to love.