Did you recently end a long-term relationship? Here are 10 subtle ways to prove to your ex that you’re doing fine:
1. Don’t be bitter
If you were the one who was dumped, your ex may assume you are mad or sad. You should not show them those feelings. Instead, politely cut off communication.
2. Don’t agree to be friends
If you were dumped, your ex may ask you to be friends to somehow soften the blow. Politely decline their offer. You are not in a relationship with them anymore, and you are not obligated to be friends with them.
3. Avoid them
Since you are not friends, resist any temptation to communicate at all. You need to live your own life.
4. Be busy
Maybe your ex is the one who wants to talk. Be busy doing what you want to do, and you don’t have to worry about talking to them. Don’t pick up their calls or answer their texts. This is a subtle but effective hint.
5. Ignore their protests
Your ex may finally be getting the hint, and may call you out on cutting them out of your life. Ignore them, since it means they’re finally realizing that they no longer have control over your life.
6. Get rid of keepsakes
Any sentimental objects should be put away or thrown away.
7. Hit the gym
If you’re the one who was dumped, you might either be fattening up with comfort food, or wasting away from grief, and your ex can tell. Instead, go eat some healthy food and hit the gym. You’ll feel and look better.
8. Talk to new people
If you go out and talk to new people, you might find yourself a new boyfriend or girlfriend who can fill the void where your ex once was. However, avoid rebounds since they are obvious.
9. Go out with your new lover
If you live in the same city, your ex may see you out with your new lover and get the hint. Don’t talk with your new lover about your ex unless they ask.
10. Be friendly when you see your ex
Whether or not you have a new relationship by now, you should be courteous to your ex. They may have dumped you, but they are still human. They might expect you to be bitter still, but you’ve already moved on with dignity.
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