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19th May '16 11:02:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''OneTreeHill'', Karen (the ex of Dan, who got her pregnant and then left her) becomes friends with Deb (Dan's wife, whom he met after dumping Karen... and got her pregnant three months later).

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* In ''OneTreeHill'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', Karen (the ex of Dan, who got her pregnant and then left her) becomes friends with Deb (Dan's wife, whom he met after dumping Karen... and got her pregnant three months later).
13th Apr '16 8:32:37 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/Suddenly/Susan'', when the titular Susan meets her new boyfriend's ex when she comes by the house to pick up their children. They get along fine, but Susan is unnerved when she notices how much they resemble each other. Her fears prove well-founded--a few episodes later, she stops by the house and finds the woman there, the early morning hour and the SexyShirtSwitch that she's pulling making it obvious that they slept together. Poor Susan realizes that she's nothing more than a ReplacementGoldfish and that he clearly is still in love with his ex and ends things.
24th Mar '16 11:17:34 AM howdotheyriseup
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* In a flashback in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Lucrezia is well aware of this trope, and deliberately subverts it. After announcing to [[FriendsWithBenefits Klaus]] that she intends to marry his best friend, who has proposed to her, she ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041210#.VvQvNeKLTIV drugs him]]'' and sends him away to make sure he can't mess up her future marriage. [[spoiler: Since WordOfGod says he ends up in Skifander, which is a ''lost city'', she wanted to be very sure indeed.]]
--> '''Lucrezia:''' I'm afraid I simply ''can't'' have you around ''complicating'' things. If only by being ''such'' a temptation... I'm afraid you really ''will'' have to go.
13th Dec '15 12:44:24 PM DaibhidC
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* According to Tony Hawks in a round of Uxbridge English Dictionary on ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', this is the definition of "extension".
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13th Dec '15 10:47:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* Ginger from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' invokes this trope in the Thanksgiving episode "Ten Chairs" where she invites Jonas (her mother's ex-husband) to the Thanksgiving dinner where Lois's fiancee Dave will also attend.
6th Nov '15 6:52:06 PM Prfnoff
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* On ''Rush'', Dr. William Rush goes to a medical conference where he encounters his ex-girlfriend Dr. Sarah Peterson. Sarah is there with her new boyfriend Dr. Griffin Wagner. Rush still has strong feelings for Sarah but is trying to let her go so he makes a token attempt to befriend Griffin. Griffin is a great guy and a splendid doctor but he is very insecure about his relationship with Sarah because he heard so many things about the wild and exciting William Rush and knows that Sarah is not yet fully over Rush. After a few drinks Griffin tries to show that he can be as spontaneous and unpredictable as Rush and performs a dangerous stunt that almost gets him killed. Rush saves his life but the two men get arrested. Much to Sarah's chagrin, they end up bonding over the experience.

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* On ''Rush'', ''Series/{{Rush 2014}}'', Dr. William Rush goes to a medical conference where he encounters his ex-girlfriend Dr. Sarah Peterson. Sarah is there with her new boyfriend Dr. Griffin Wagner. Rush still has strong feelings for Sarah but is trying to let her go so he makes a token attempt to befriend Griffin. Griffin is a great guy and a splendid doctor but he is very insecure about his relationship with Sarah because he heard so many things about the wild and exciting William Rush and knows that Sarah is not yet fully over Rush. After a few drinks Griffin tries to show that he can be as spontaneous and unpredictable as Rush and performs a dangerous stunt that almost gets him killed. Rush saves his life but the two men get arrested. Much to Sarah's chagrin, they end up bonding over the experience.
28th Oct '15 10:47:47 AM roxana
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* The much married Henry VIII faced this dilemma after divorcing Anne of Cleves and marrying Catherine Howard. Anne had been given a generous settlement and the official status of 'Royal Sister' meaning there was no reason at all why she shouldn't come to court for the holidays. However contemporary accounts make it clear that Henry stayed away until he heard that the two women were getting along amicably only then did he join the party. By evening he was feeling comfortable enough to retire early leaving his Missus and Ex alone together.

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* The much married Henry VIII faced this dilemma after divorcing Anne of Cleves and marrying Catherine Howard. Anne had been given a generous settlement and the official status of 'Royal Sister' meaning there was no reason at all why she shouldn't come to court for the holidays. However contemporary accounts make it clear that Henry stayed away until he heard that the two women were getting along amicably along, only then did he join the party. By evening he was feeling comfortable enough to retire early leaving his Missus and Ex alone together.together.
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28th Oct '15 10:45:49 AM roxana
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[[Folder: Real Life - Historical]]
* The much married Henry VIII faced this dilemma after divorcing Anne of Cleves and marrying Catherine Howard. Anne had been given a generous settlement and the official status of 'Royal Sister' meaning there was no reason at all why she shouldn't come to court for the holidays. However contemporary accounts make it clear that Henry stayed away until he heard that the two women were getting along amicably only then did he join the party. By evening he was feeling comfortable enough to retire early leaving his Missus and Ex alone together.
15th Oct '15 8:45:30 PM Josef5678
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* In the AgathaChristie novel ''Towards Zero'', Neville Strange brings his current wife Kay to visit his relatives at the same time his ex-wife Audrey is also visiting them. Neville actually did this on purpose, claiming that life would be so much simpler if Kay and Audrey could be friends. [[spoiler: Actually he's doing it in order to murder Audrey in revenge for her leaving him; Kay's presence is entirely superfluous to his plans]].

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* In the AgathaChristie Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Towards Zero'', Neville Strange brings his current wife Kay to visit his relatives at the same time his ex-wife Audrey is also visiting them. Neville actually did this on purpose, claiming that life would be so much simpler if Kay and Audrey could be friends. [[spoiler: Actually he's doing it in order to murder Audrey in revenge for her leaving him; Kay's presence is entirely superfluous to his plans]].
3rd Oct '15 7:24:51 AM hoodiecrow
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* In the song "Trubbel" (''Trouble'') by Swedish songwriter Olle Adolphson, this pattern is combined with class issues. Working-class A and B are happy together, but then B has an affair with middle-class C. A is naturally upset, but then finds out that B has already been dumped by C. A finds this unforgivable and goes to visit C with a hammer hidden in the coat. However, C turns out to be a genuinely nice person, courteous and friendly, and A is just as charmed as B had been. A and B decide to settle for each other and for being lower-class people. The reason for the ABC routine here is that the lyrics are cleverly written to be not only fairly timeless, but also (with very slight changes) [[TheCoverChangesTheGender applicable to either gender]] combination[[note]]non-heterosexual variants should be possible but are yet unseen[[/note]]. In the original lyrics, A and C are males; in the most well-known cover they are females.
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