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by Abigail Van Buren

Best Friends Could End Up Trading Boyfriends

DEAR ABBY: My best friend and I both had boyfriends around the same time. I broke up with mine three months before she did. Now my ex likes her, and her ex likes me.

I told her I didn't care if she went out with my ex because we live in a small town. They started dating, and I started talking to her ex. She got pretty mad at first, and then said if I like him I should date him.

The thing is, I have liked him for a long time and they have been broken up for three months now. Everybody says I should date him. I don't know what to do. -- CONFUSED BEST FRIEND

DEAR CONFUSED: Because your friend now says it's all right if you date her ex-boyfriend, what you should do is let him know you're interested.

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