When your ex starts dating someone else
No matter which partner was at fault and who initiated the breakup, when a relationship ends it is bound to bring pain and regret.But the process of coping becomes that much more difficult when you watch your ex start dating again even before your tears have dried up.You might feel as though the relationship meant nothing for your ex and that they never even really loved you. What for your ex may be an adequate period of mourning the end of a relationship, might seem too short for you and the return to dating on part of your ex too soon.Accept that it is natural for you to feel so sad and even cheated at watching your ex move on to another partner.Hooking up with someone may distract you from whatever you are feeling now, but it probably won’t help in the long run. Unless you genuinely care for the person and want to have fun or be with them, it won’t do you or them any justice to just mess around.And even if you do find someone that you want to be with, make sure you feel that you are ready for a new relationship and not to rush into things.If you know you will have the ultimate urge, maybe discontinuing your strictly social media ‘friendship’ is the next step you need toward complete closure.It doesn’t mean you can’t be civil if you see each other in person.
Seeing someone you cared for with someone new can be heartbreaking, and it is understandable to be angry or feel some sort of hatred.Pat Benatar had it right when she sang “Love is a Battlefield.” No one likes to see someone that they poured their heart and soul into falling in love with someone else. You may have wanted to be the bigger person and not unfollow your ex everywhere you could, which is great at the time, but when it comes to getting this new information, you may feel the urge to go find out every last detail about their new relationship as soon as possible.Jealousy is common but as much as the green monster can get the best of us, there are just some things that we should not do when our ex is dating someone new. You will want to stalk your ex, their new bae, their friends, families and every last person you can think of.Yes, you might start freaking out when you see your ex with someone new.You may want to do any and all of these things, but in the end, we all know that we can’t let our old feelings get the best of us.