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8 signs the person you're dating is still hung up on their ex
The Struggles Of Dating When You're Clearly Not Over Your Ex
Washington - There's an old saying that in order to get over someone, you have to get under someone new. I'd never thought about the saying much - until I found myself dating someone who was, in fact, trying to move on from his previous relationship. I had no reason to assume he was hung up on his ex. He very plainly said that he was over her; they simply weren't compatible. I chose to take him at his word, and I didn't think about her again until several months later. Weeks later, however, I realised that wasn't the case.
Dating someone new but you're still not over your ex?
In April , I met a boy in the middle of a rainy day, on a corner of a busy street. In January , the boy and I made the decision to see each other, and only each another. The bond that began as a steadily-built friendship grew into a quick-blossoming romance. In December , after a tumultuous, euphoric-when-it-was-good-but-miserable-when-it-was-bad, on-again-off-again romance, I ended it with the boy -- not because I no longer loved him, but because I was afraid of just how much I did. Now, three and a half years after we first met, he is still the first thought that crosses my mind when I wake and the last thought I take with me to bed.
The idea that your partner might not be over their ex isn't exactly one that most people would want to think much about. And once you see them clearly, it might be difficult for you to continue to move forward pretending that you don't. We rounded up some big signs that the one you love may still be hung up on their ex. If your partner doesn't seem to be fully present with you when the two of you are spending time together, that's one potential sign that they might be thinking about someone else. Though being preoccupied doesn't necessarily mean that they're not over their ex, it could.