In the passenger seat was my high school boyfriend. We had become infatuated with one another senior year, and we were now facing the inevitable relational shift: going to different colleges. Our chosen colleges were three hours apart and neither one of us had a car or money. I was devastated, but a few weeks had passed and we were still in semi-regular contact. I would sign onto iChat everyday, and we spoke as if nothing really had changed. Breakups are almost unimaginably painful to begin with.
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Do you have to go through all that pain, frustration, heartache and anger again? Not if you handle the situation correctly. Just say no. Or even better, just say nothing. Think about it. You and your ex broke up. That means your relationship is over.
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Her photograph still has pride of place on his wall. He brings her name up in conversation just a little too often for your liking. She was the one to end their relationship, and he's still not over her. Yes, it's the dreaded ex-girlfriend. It's hard enough to deal with the ghosts of girlfriends past when they truly are in the past.