Tonight we had a double dinner date with my ex-girlfriend and her new husband. She and I had dated for eight years before, well, things just sort of fizzled out.
While she's not one of my super-tight soulmate friends, and our connection is no longer intimate in any way, I do like her, and I'm glad that we managed to avoid much (hm, any, really) messiness during our breakup four years ago, and that there are no bad dynamics now.
It probably helps that I really like her new man, and they seem a good couple. At some point at dinner tonight I started to recall a story of a long-ago dinner date between her and me, then thought to stop myself and ask him "I'm sorry, I hope this is okay..." He just replied "Oh please, I got over all that a LOOOONG time ago." Which was very gracious of him.
There aren't many exes of mine that I particularly care to still hang around at all, so I'm glad this post-breakup friendship seems to have worked out.
Oh and they even picked up the dinner tab, which was NOT cheap since this was a pretty nice place. We will return the favor.
Just one more thing to be thankful about I guess.