Download: Poll says majority of people stay friends with an ex

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Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed healing after a split, according to an AP-WE tv poll.

But not all of them are listening to their own advice.

According to the poll, around 60 percent say cutting ties is helpful in getting over the break-up, and about the same number say it’s usually not worth it to stay friends.

But most peoples’ actions speak louder than words.

More than half of those surveyed are still friends with an ex. Thirteen percent say they’ve even spent the holidays with that person.

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