Relationships

All of the Worst Things You Can Do When Your Ex Starts Dating Someone New

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As most of us probably know by now, relationships and dating can be tough. With all those feelings and emotions involved, navigating a partnership is difficult enough. Adding a breakup into the mix just confuses things even further. Unfortunately, breakups are just something everyone has to go through at some point or another, not that this fact makes anything any easier.
 
The thing that we so often tend to forget, however, is that our exes are indeed exes for a reason. Not every duo is compatible and if a relationship came to an end, it was probably for the best. Perhaps your S.O. wasn't supportive of you, perhaps they were taking you for granted or were way too jealous — or maybe it's just time you take some a moment to enjoy the single life.
 
No matter how far along you are with coming to terms with your recent trip to Splitville, your recovery comes to a screeching halt when you realize that your ex-boyfriend's got a new girl. Most of us have definitely been there, and have probably done a variety of things that we aren't proud of when we heard the news. It's strange that even if we no longer want to be with that person, there is something about them moving on — both before you, and at all — that can send us into a spiral. Although these feelings may be valid, there is, in fact, a proper way to handle these situations. To help you keep yourself in line, we created a list of things you must not do when you find out your ex is dating someone new.

 

 
1. Reach out

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Change their name to “DO NOT CALL” because we all know once you've had one too many then all bets are off. We're not judging for wanting to reach out to your ex to sob about how things came to an end and how he'll “never find another girl like you.” But somehow you've gotta resist the urge. You don't want to be that girl who can't let go and if you want to hold on to any chance of you two being friends in the future, you need to make it clear you are moving on and not trying to sabotage his new relaysh.