Dating but in touch with ex
They want you to want them, but the minute that you do they’ll likely go cold on you again.
But while we know reflexively what constitutes a bad ex—if they attempt to manipulate your mutual friends against you or make repeated phone calls to your mom, —the definition of a “good ex” is way more nebulous. (especially not on the internet when they’re running for president).
When Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” hit the airwaves six months ago, it felt like a break in ex protocol.
Rather than wallowing in soul-crushing post-breakup sadness or fiery rage, it became trendy—enlightened, even—to think And, with the planet melting, maybe now isn’t the time to harbor grudges against our former flames.
Confine your memories to that person and that relationship.
Keep each memory brief and succinct so that you don’t end up writing your life story. It’s even okay if it takes a few days; how many memories you have will depend on how long you were together.