Dating my ex nephew

" And, TBH, you don't care that you have to be the one to initiate the conversation so you do it. I probably got the attention or company or comfort I was craving. If your split was amicable and casual texts back and forth don't set either of you back emotionally, it's OK. I spoke to relationship coach Chris Armstrong about when you should and shouldn't text your ex and here's what he had to say.

I felt emotionally drained — like I had just wasted my time on two hours of tearful conversation that fell on deaf ears.

Once things have definitively ended, it's best to wait a few days before reaching out platonically.

Your ex will never experience with this new person exactly what they did with you.

If your ex moved on before you did, you might feel as if they won or wonder why you didn't find someone else first.

Beaton would advise people who are upset when their exes move on: "Put this person in your past where he belongs, think of what you've learned from the experience, and get busy finding another partner who appreciates you."Your ex did not get an upgrade.

The person they're dating now is not necessarily smarter, more attractive, or kinder than you. Comparing yourself to your ex's new partner, whether to wonder if they're better than you or to wonder if they're similar to you, will lead you down the wrong line of reasoning.

If anything, it has helped me know that my friendships with exes were genuine and not ploys to get back together.

If you can confide in your ex about your current relationship, perhaps that's the ultimate sign you've moved on — to a friendship that's just as special.

With the second (non) ex, I realized there was an ounce of hope lingering in me that maybe we would reunite one day, and seeing that he was no longer available crushed it.

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