Ok check this out...My friend was having issues with his girlfriend and they decided to date other people for awhile....Less than three days after deciding this the girl is already with some other guy. After realizing what a dummy he was my friend tried to get her back but she refused to simply break up with the guy for him. Now according to the girl she still loves my friend, but thinks it rather wrong to just up and leave him after a couple of days and she says the new guy makes her happy. My friend, after quickly recovering from a spiraling depression, decides to wait til she is done with this new guy to get her back. I told him I just thinks shes keeping him around like a spare tire so when her current one pops she can quickly change, but he didn't listen. After about a week he begins to grow tired of the situation cause all she does is call him (basically as a secondary person to talk to after her new boyfriend) and discusses her life with the new guy. Recently he's considered to go back to dating and even not taking her back. When my friend told his ex that he thought about not taking her back...she, as we both expected, got sad as they'd plan to get back together and resume where the relationship left off (basically she intends to get back with my friend whenever she is done with a new guy....a fallback). They intend to discuss the situation later tonight, but he has had bout enough and I think he is finally coming to a conclusion that she is using him as a fallback plan because when they were on the phone earlier he said she called him only to return his previous call and had the nerve to say aloud...I wonder what (boyfriend's name) is doing. After that comment he got off the phone with her and told her to go talk to him then. He wants to know what to do about all this but I don't know what to tell him really...any helpful and non-stupid advice tempers.