Mistakenly, you believe your ex is your worst enemy. You are the one holding yourself back from developing a bond with a stranger who might one day turn into someone you become quite fond of.And this is the unfortunate ex paradox: the idea that we live our lives holding out for someone imperfectly perfect for us. It’s because things didn't work out with them, and we've got to learn to move on from them. Some of us stifle our love lives by clinging to the fantasy that the great forces of the universe will push us back toward each other because we were once made for one another.
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You won’t go out because you’re caught in your own head, and when you do go out, you confront potential lovers with a caged heart.
Your life is a series of one waiting game after the other: to the next text, call or by-chance reunion with the one who got away.
In April 2012, I met a boy in the middle of a rainy day, on a corner of a busy street.
Little did I know the moment he tapped me on the shoulder to say “hello” would be the moment that would change the course of the rest of my life.
You just finished talking to your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, and the two of you had a great conversation.
A flood of feelings and memories of good times with your ex came racing back to you.
Be clear on what expectations you do have of him or her and of your new relationship. One of the benefits of dating an ex is that the two of you did share good times before you started your new relationship.
Re-create some of the good times or trips you had together.
These flaws are what made my ex, my ex -- and they're the flaws I want my future lovers to have, too.