Can I contact him now and tell him I am sorry for not believing him? I was standing on the side of the football field watching my eight-year-old son battle it out on the first day of hitting at football practice.Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.Her experiences in the dating world inspire her "Relationship Rant" column.My girlfriend (a single mom) looked over at my ex-husband who was coaching the boys, then glanced at me at me and sighed wistfully. I gave her “the look” and my friend wisely chose to zip it and never bring it up again.“You know, if he wasn’t your ex-husband, I wouldn’t mind going out with him. But in a world of broken marriages and relationships, these questions come up all too often. Every situation is different, but here are some considerations to keep in mind: Before asking for the ex’s number, search your heart, pray about it and make sure your intentions are above board.I don’t say this to judge or to blame, but I think it is important to be clear about what has been happening.
So a part of me wants to tell her in the hopes that she would be happy for me, but when I put myself in her shoes hearing this news, I think I'd be devastated.I would value the friendship too much to ever let that happen.I'm just wondering if this scenario ever happened to anyone, and did you remain as friends, or did you end the friendship after you found out they were dating your ex?Check back every week for her take on dating and relationships.Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- "Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?