ok this is complicated so try to bare with me. This all started out with my friend, lets call him bill. Bill started going out with a girl name mary. This went on for about a year then they broke up but bill still had feelings for mary. Bill is in the same circle of friends as i am. We hang out almost everyday and know each other for many years. Well one of our friends from this circle started going out with mary, lets call him joe. Joe goes out with mary and bill is still not okay with it and tells joe that he is not. Well a few months go joe and mary started having some relationshop problems and then they broke up which was 2 weeks ago. Now recently mary and all of our friends started playing manhunt together a few days in a row. Mary started hanging out with me and we talked a bit. Now yesterday she asks me to go to a movie with her. I asked her y wasent she going with joe, because at that time i did not know they broke up. She says they broke up a long time ago. At this time i ask her original ex, bill and he approves of me going with her. Then later that day when we get back from the movies, joe almost punches me into the ground. Mary and bill had to go talk to him for a few hours. I was under the impression that they broke up and i only went with her because i thought they would be cool with it. the last thing i wanted was to be between friends. Anyways, it turns out that they did brake up but joe did not want anyone to know, so the face that mary told me they broke up got him even more mad ontop of this. Right now its the morning after and i have already apologized to joe and said i would not do anything else without his permission. He is still clearly mad at me.
Girlfriend and friends problems
Personally I think that if you break up with someone, you no longer have any rights over what they may or may not do.On the other hand, going out with someone who is an ex of a friend can put a big strain on the friendship and you may need to choose between one or the other.