We have both at various times helped each other out through the break ups and stayed friends.
We have seen other people in a casual way and advised each other on the typical girl/boy stuff which has been great.
Recently though, we have become more intimate with each other and we have what looks like the beginnings of something between us. It's difficult to see us dating in the traditional way because we already know so much about each other.
It's really nice and is feeling good, however I think we are both slightly confused about the situation. I am still friends with her ex, and I am concerned he may be annoyed with me and even not want to speak to me if I go out with her, even though he left her and I have known her for years, longer than him in fact. Is there a different path you take in a situation like this?