A friend once told me his test of whether he's over an ex is whether it would bother him if they were dating someone else. Under that logic, I've never gotten over anyone in my life. Months and sometimes years after a relationship, my heart rate still accelerates when I see an ex is dating someone new on Facebook. Over a year after I ended one relationship, I found some photos on Facebook of my ex with a woman I didn't recognize. It was like we were still together and he cheated. I wasn't entitled to feel this way — I broke up with him!
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Unfortunately, committed relationships are different. A part of me always wanted to claim we are cool and we are still friends. I wanted to be the breakup winner so bad. Our happy memories haunted me and mentioning his name alone left a bitter taste in my mouth. I had to admit how silly it is that I lied to everyone, including to myself, that I am utterly fine when I see him and his family on my social media accounts. It took me a while to have the strength to look and delete our old photos. I woke up from a reverie when he started dating again.
My Ex Is Dating Someone Else Already And It Hurts
I've always been confused about those people who are constantly in relationships. You know what I mean. That one girl from high school who was posting a million pictures with the same guy, complete with sappy captions and millions of heart emojis, until she suddenly started posting the same captions on photos with a new guy. How did she do it?
It can be scary getting back into dating after a long break. Sometimes, past relationships can leave us with worries about what future relationships might be like. This is especially common if things ended badly, but can also apply even if things ended fairly amicably. Relationships can leave deep wounds — sometimes deeper than we realise. You may feel like you did everything to save the relationship while your partner did nothing.