I have been in that kind of relationship and I can say that is it better to be friends after the break up. As we started as friends, we ended as friends. It hurts but at least we are friends now. Even closer to one another and might be best of friends. For me it is a good feeling that we still talking and sharing our different lives. Though we did not end together, we decided to be friends forever. I felt the regret sometimes but it is better to let it go and move on. Wishing each other a good life, happy life and a better life. Our relationship that ends as lover and starts a new relationship which is our friendship. Friendship that will lasts forever until our hair turns to gray.