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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tyrion with Sansa, asking after her wellbeing in Season 7 when Jon visits Dragonstone. Of course, [[ArrangedMarriage neither of them had wanted to marry the other]] in the first place.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tyrion with Sansa, asking after her wellbeing in Season 7 when Jon visits Dragonstone. Of course, [[ArrangedMarriage neither of them had wanted to marry the other]] in the first place. In season 8, they have a brief conversation where Sansa remarks wistfully that out of all her husbands or fiances ([[spoiler: including violently abusive Joffrey, screaming brat Robyn and rapist Ramsay]]), Tyrion was the best.

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* Will Riker and Deanna Troi are this on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' -- they are implied to have drifted apart before the show started, but remain very close friends throughout the run of the series. (They do get back together in the movies, though, and eventually marry.)


* In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' Stephen and Christine work together and used to be lovers prior to the start of the film, leading Christine to now follow "The Strange Rule" and not date colleagues, but the two still clearly have feelings for each other and she attempts to help him through his depression after a car accident leaves him unable to use his hands to perform surgery, at least until he pushes her away in an angry outburst and goes off to Nepal searching for a cure. Once they're reunited she gives him a kiss on the lips when he says he has to leave for good and both are clearly torn by his having to go, but the damage has been done already and they don't end up back together.
* For most of ''Film/AntMan'' Scott Lang and his ex-wife Maggie [[AvertedTrope aren't this]] despite Scott's best efforts, with Maggie not even being too keen about Scott seeing their daughter Cassie until he gets his life back together after getting out of jail. But after he saves Cassie's life at the climax of the film she's warmed up to him again completely (although not romantically; she's happy with her new partner Jim Paxton, although he and Scott are also cool with each other) and in ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' she's fully supportive of him, furiously taking his side against what she sees as his unfair harassment by the FBI enforcing his home arrest situation, even after the trouble he got into in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]].''
* Having danced around each other in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' before a sudden trip to space put the breaks on their romance, Bruce and Natasha have reached a version of both this and BetterAsFriends in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' with the pair both on warm terms following [[spoiler:the five-year time jump in the wake of Thanos' death]]. Naturally, Bruce's [[spoiler:transition into his Professor Hulk form]] would have made the logistics a little bit difficult even if they hadn't.

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In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', Stephen and Christine work together and used to be lovers prior to the start of the film, leading Christine to now follow "The Strange Rule" and not date colleagues, but the two still clearly have feelings for each other and she attempts to help him through his depression after a car accident leaves him unable to use his hands to perform surgery, at least until he pushes her away in an angry outburst and goes off to Nepal searching for a cure. Once they're reunited reunited, she gives him a kiss on the lips when he says he has to leave for good and both are clearly torn by his having to go, but the damage has been done already and they don't end up back together.
* ** For most of ''Film/AntMan'' ''Film/AntMan'', Scott Lang and his ex-wife Maggie [[AvertedTrope aren't this]] despite Scott's best efforts, with Maggie not even being too keen about Scott seeing their daughter Cassie until he gets his life back together after getting out of jail. prison. But after he saves Cassie's life at the climax of the film film, she's warmed up to him again completely (although not romantically; she's happy with her new partner Jim Paxton, although he and Scott are also cool with each other) other), and in ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' she's fully supportive of him, furiously taking his side against what she sees as his unfair harassment by the FBI enforcing his home arrest situation, even after the trouble he got into in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]].''
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Having danced around each other in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' before a sudden trip to space put the breaks brakes on their romance, Bruce and Natasha have reached a version of both this and BetterAsFriends in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', with the pair both on warm terms following [[spoiler:the five-year time jump in the wake of Thanos' Thanos's death]]. Naturally, Bruce's [[spoiler:transition into his Professor Hulk form]] would have made the logistics a little bit difficult even if they hadn't.


** David Rossi gets along with at least one of his ex-wives, and it's implied their relationship fell apart over [[spoiler: the trauma of losing a baby]]. They still trust each other enough so that [[spoiler: when she's diagnosed with ALS, she asks him to assist in her suicide]].

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** David Rossi gets along with at least one of his ex-wives, and it's ex-wives:
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implied their relationship his marriage with Carolyn fell apart over [[spoiler: the trauma of losing a baby]]. They still trust each other enough so that [[spoiler: when she's diagnosed with ALS, she asks him to assist in her suicide]].suicide]].
*** While his marriage with Hayden fell apart with him choosing the MarriedToTheJob part, they did reconcile and resume their relationship years later after Rossi reunited with his and Hayden's daughter Joy only to end it, deciding that they're BetterAsFriends.
*** His [[spoiler: original]] marriage with Krystall was brief as they then went on a binge together, and later got married at a drive-thru wedding chapel by an Elvis impersonator before annulling it a day later, but kept in touch years later when Krystall invited him to her daughter's wedding, which led to them rekindling their relationship and [[spoiler: eventially remarrying in the penultimate season finale]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheBoogieMan'', one possible ending has Helena and Keith end up going through with a divorce and having a pleasant chat at a bar. [[spoiler:Then Keith kills Helena and himself, revealing it to be a bad ending.]]

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* Several examples in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** Marco and Jackie break up on good terms in "Sophomore Slump", which is confirmed with Jackie's return in "Britta's Tacos".
** Marco and Kelly in "A Boy and His DC-700XE", though they [[FriendsWithBenefits weren't truly a couple]], and Kelly seems to wish they had been and is more hurt by the breakup that she let Marco know.
** When [[spoiler:Tom and Star break up for the second time]] in "Sad Teen Hotline", he's uncertain about whether they can still be friends afterward, feeling like it would hurt too much still be around her afterward. Especially since part of the reason for the breakup is that [[spoiler:Tom realized that Star is in love with Marco, who is also Tom's best friend.]] But ultimately they do end up remaining friends for the rest of the series.


* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the TV Star," it appears that crime show star Brad Terry and his murdered ex-wife Susan Malloy were this. But, as it turns out, Brad's show ''Crime Lab SF'' is about to go into syndication and since he was still married to Susan when the show first began airing, she's entitled to half of the syndication money. Since Brad doesn't like that part of the agreement, he stabs her while she's doing her yoga workout and makes it seem like she was stabbed by a deranged fan while he was outside talking to paparazzi.

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the TV Star," it appears that crime show star Brad Terry and his murdered ex-wife Susan Malloy were this. But, as it turns out, Brad's show ''Crime Lab SF'' is about to go into syndication and since he was still married to Susan when the show first began airing, she's entitled by California law to half of his earnings from the syndication money.reruns. Since Brad doesn't like that part of the agreement, he stabs her while she's doing her yoga workout and makes it seem like she was stabbed by a deranged fan while he was outside talking to paparazzi.


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* ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'': Midge and Joel are firmly settled into this place in season 2. PlayedWith in that they're technically still married but they haven't finalized the divorce, since Joel seems optimistic about the possibility of getting back together with her once he's cleaned up his act.


** Things were rather awkward between her and Trent, with her breaking up with him because of a mix of his jealousy of her friendship with Duncan and learning he was throwing the game so she could win. Trent was heartbroken to learn that Gwen asked his team to vote him off and was too heartbroken from their breakup to defend her when the other contestants give her a hard time over their break up. However, when Geoff wants to throw Gwen in a dunk tank full of piranhas, he puts his foot down and tells Geoff that that is enough, he was the one who threw the game, not Gwen, and it was not her fault. Gwen thanks Trent and apologizes to him, with him telling her that they're cool. After that they seem to move on from their break up and become good friends.

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** Things were rather awkward between her Gwen and Trent, with her breaking up with him because of a mix of his jealousy of her friendship with Duncan and learning he was throwing the game so she could win. Trent was heartbroken to learn that Gwen asked his team to vote him off and was too heartbroken from their breakup to defend her when the other contestants give her a hard time over their break up. However, when Geoff wants to throw Gwen in a dunk tank full of piranhas, he puts his foot down and tells Geoff that that is enough, he was the one who threw the game, not Gwen, and it was not her fault. Gwen thanks Trent and apologizes to him, with him telling her that they're cool. After that they seem to move on from their break up and become good friends.


* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Gwen was able to stay friends with Trent after there break up, [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Duncan.
** Things were rather awkward between her and Trent, with her breaking up with him because of a mix of his jealousy of her friendship with Duncan and learning he was throwing the game so she could win. Trent was heartbroken to learn that Gwen asked his team to vote him off and was too heartbroken from their breakup to defend her when the other contestants give her a hard time over their break up. However, when Geoff wants to throw Gwen in a dunk tank full of piranhas, he puts his foot down and tells Geoff that that is enough, he was the one who threw the game, not Gwen, and it was not her fault. Gwen thanks Trent and apologizes to him, with him telling her that they're cool. After that they seem to move on from their break up and become good friends.
** Originally, Gwen had a strong friendship with Duncan that formed into a relationship. However, by the time of All-Stars they're shown to lack chemistry and affection at the start of the season. Eventually, they break up because of a mix of Gwen's attempts to make up with Courtney combined with Duncan's attempts to get Courtney's attention. It's telling that Duncan's more confused than heartbroken regarding the break-up. While she does not bitterly hate Duncan the same way Courtney does, it is clear that the love, friendship, and respect Gwen had for Duncan is gone. Duncan leaves the competition on bad terms with Gwen, as she sarcastically mocks him while he is being escorted away by the police after blowing up Chris' cottage, showing no remorse for Duncan's imprisonment.





** Dr Cox and Jordan coped far better divorced than they ever did together. They still constantly snipe at each other, but it's just the way they are. In fact, when they find out that their divorce was never made official due to a clerical error, they actually get divorced ''again'' to ''save their relationship''. The divorce is even performed in front of their friends and family as a big romantic ceremony. Of course, this is a slightly different example than normal because despite being divorced they have returned to a romantic relationship. They live together, have sex with each other, fight and interact as a normal married couple would.

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** Dr Dr. Cox and Jordan coped far better are divorced than they ever did together. They from the beginning of the series, but still obviously in love. They constantly snipe at each other, [[SlapSlapKiss but it's just the way that's what affection looks like for both of them]]. It's an atypical example, because they are. ultimately get back together, live together, and have a child together, but never consider getting remarried. In fact, when they find out discover that their divorce was never made official due to a clerical error, finalized, they actually get divorced ''again'' both feel so suffocated by the concept that they end up divorcing to ''save ''save'' their relationship''. The divorce is even performed in front of their friends and family as a big romantic ceremony. Of course, this is a slightly different example than normal because despite being divorced they have returned to a romantic relationship. They live stay together, have sex but are both much happier with each other, fight and interact as a normal married couple would.the understanding that they don't ''have'' to be.


** Tenzin and Lin Beifong had a failed ChildhoodFriendRomance before the start of the series. They appear to get along well enough, and Tenzin claims that while Lin was angry about the breakup at first and attempted to have her love rival arrested, she's moved past it. It's pretty obvious that she hasn't, [[UnbalancedByRivalsKid particularly in how she treats Korra]]. Realizing this helps Tenzin extend the hand of friendship, after which the two manage to get along better. She also seems to get along pretty well with Tenzin's children with said former love rival, especially after they help her fight off the Equalists.

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** Tenzin and Lin Beifong had a failed ChildhoodFriendRomance before the start of the series. They appear to get along well enough, and Tenzin claims that while Lin was angry about the breakup at first and attempted to have her love rival arrested, she's moved past it. It's pretty obvious that she hasn't, [[UnbalancedByRivalsKid particularly in how she treats Korra]]. Realizing this helps Tenzin extend the hand of friendship, after which the two manage to get along better. She also seems to get along pretty well with Tenzin's children with said former love rival, especially after they help her fight off the Equalists. By the end of the show, they’re pretty good friends.

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* ''Fanfic/RockStars'': It's mentioned that Stormer dated Riot at one point. They've since broken up but are still on friendly terms.

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* Having danced around each other in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' before a sudden trip to space put the breaks on their romance, Bruce and Natasha have reached a version of both this and BetterAsFriends in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' with the pair both on warm terms following [[spoiler:the five-year time jump in the wake of Thanos' death]]. Naturally, Bruce's [[spoiler:transition into his Professor Hulk form]] would have made the logistics a little bit difficult even if they hadn't.

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* Bill and Nancy Green of ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens'', despite some differences in personality, seem to get along fine and Bill seemed to be happy when she finally returned from prison.


** Metin of "Biyologik Saat" maintains friendly ties with two of his exes, Nil and Duygu.
*** Nil, who moved to Canada and married a Russian woman named Olga, remains one of Metin's closest friends. The two seem to Skype on a daily basis, and Nil is happy to dispense honest advice to Metin about his relationships.
*** While she isn't as close to him as Nil, Duygu also has a friendly relationship with Metin, and greet each other with a hug when they see each other for the first time in years. Duygu has since been HappilyMarried with two children, which makes Metin realize he wants a family of his own; he jokingly tells her to call him if she ever gets a divorce.

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** Metin of "Biyologik Saat" maintains friendly ties with two of his exes, Nil and Duygu.
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exes. Nil, who moved to Canada and married a Russian woman named Olga, remains one of Metin's closest friends. The friends, and the two seem to Skype on a daily basis, and Nil is happy to dispense honest advice to Metin about his relationships.
*** While she isn't as close to him as Nil,
basis. Duygu also has demonstrates a friendly relationship with Metin, and greet each other as she greets him with a hug when they see each other for after seeing him the first time in years. Duygu She has since been HappilyMarried with two children, which makes Metin realize he wants a family of his own; he jokingly tells her to call him if she ever gets a divorce.

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