Many of us focus more on our careers, some of us have children to consider, and our significant others now are candidates for marriage. With the maturity in relationships comes a need to make our lovers happy often sacrificing relationships with certain old flames. Often the main implication of being friends with an ex is the potential for infidelity, while for others who are mature enough he or she is simply another friend of their partner. Being more mature in a relationship means implementingproactive damage control by knowing and being respectful of ones significant other and their potential for jealousy, and knowing if these outside relationships will heighten that potential.
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