It is possible to maintain contact with an exs family. Discuss this with your ex, and decide together what spending time with his or her family will look like. Be respectful by seeing his or her family when your ex is not there. And make sure that the contact you have is not a lot.
No contact should last for a minimum of 60 days, and it includes no texting, no calling, and no interacting on social media. It can feel like an extreme move when youre still working to get over a breakup, but the truth is that cutting off contact with an ex is the fastest, most effective way to truly move on.
Is it a bad idea to wish an ex happy birthday?
If you want your ex back (or just want to make them regret dumping you), wishing them a happy birthday isnt in your best interests. You see, part of getting your ex back is influencing their emotional state. If you want your ex back, you shouldnt reach out for any reason, even to wish them a happy birthday.