And once separation occurs, we are left to contend with broken pride, guilt, anger and other ego-driven relationship left-overs.
Superficially, manifestations of jealousy seem counter-intuitive. By manipulating and controlling, don’t we risk alienating the object of our attention? If an ex is having trouble moving on, bad press is better than no press because at the very least they have your attention.
You can tweak the questions as you please and even come up with your own to add to the list and watch as your boyfriend squirms and blushes at some, avoids some like the plague and is genuinely flabbergasted at some.
Finding yourself on the receiving end of a Facebook block (and usually any other messaging service or social media) is often hastily misconstrued as a sign that your ex wants nothing to do with you, or that emotional separation has occurred.
If you’re troubled by the quicksand of sappy emotions your man has for his ex flame, you’re not alone. Really now, if he’s still in love with his ex, what the heck is he doing with you? While it’s not easy to forget someone you once loved, there’s a thin line between forgetting someone and staying in love with them.
If a guy tells you that he still thinks of his ex fondly, you could admire his honesty. But what do you do when he says he’s over his ex, but you still don’t believe him? If your boyfriend still loves his ex, chances are, he still wants to get back with his ex.
There are things you can do to accelerate this process, however.
In short, over-analyzing the fresh photos, statuses, likes and activities of your virtual comings and goings is gut-wrenching painful. This is all assuming, of course, that your ex is notoriously level-headed and relatively mature.
If he wasn’t, it is also likely that blocking you from Facebook stems from a manipulative need. If we hold fast to the idealized view that love is a wholly selfless endeavour, then this is the only pain that we are left to contend with.
13 signs he’s not over his ex If you see any of this behavior in your new squeeze, it’s time to have that talk with him.
Does he love you or is he still in love with his ex?