How to handle bumping into your Ex

The thought of running into your Ex is challenging to imagine, but it’s best to prepare yourself in advance. If you have not relocated to another city, better yet, state, there is a good chance that you will cross paths at some point. Now is the time to think about how you will respond when this happens.    

Since you aren't together, you are both free to begin dating other people. You can expect that they will not be single forever, and it will be very uncomfortable running into your partner or your partner and their new Bae.     

Your first line of defense is to change your routine a bit and avoid going places you two went together. Males are creatures of habit – they will take the new girl to all the places they took you. I get it avoiding the places you love can be frustrating, and you are probably annoyed with this idea, but you will not be any happier running into your partner in the favorite lounge with their new girl. You must limit and restrict places until you are healed.      

Let's say you have taken the proper measures to avoid your partner, yet you still cross paths – if space permits, head in the opposite direction as soon as you see them.    

If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot avoid them – play it cool and engage in basic conversation. Basic conversation means to talk about the weather or anything you would talk about with a perfect stranger. The key will be to keep the conversation light and brief – the less you say, the better. Do not stick around for too long, because things will be very awkward.    

Most importantly, keep a reasonable distance from them and do not allow your Ex to embrace you with a hug or a kiss. It is prevalent for Ex’s to attempt to reignite the old flame and emotionally break you when they are no longer desired. They will try to draw you back in even if they don't want a serious relationship with you. 

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