Waking up from a dream about an ex can be jarring. The ex, at this point, is no longer playing themselves in the dream — instead, they kind of embody what first love feels like: the excitement, the passion, the desire, being desired, always wanting to be together, bubbles, that wonderful feeling. What was the breakup like? What are you holding onto from it? Are you holding onto hope?
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My Ex Just Started Dating Someone Who Looks Exactly Like Me—What Does It Mean?!
We wear the same style of clothing and have the same hairstyle and facial shape. It makes me feel like he was just dating me to fulfill some fantasy. When I saw who he was dating, I realized that the only thing I was to him was a real-life version of whatever cartoon character he was in love with as a kid. It kinda made me feel like an object, like all he really cared about when we were together was my appearance. Seeing her only reminds me of when we were together. Honestly, I might as well be looking at our old photos when I scroll through his Instagram because this girl looks exactly like me.
7 Reasons You Keep Dating People Just Like Your Ex, According To Science
If you've ever spent an entire night tossing and turning, analyzing your past relationships and wondering why they fell apart why your relationship fell apart, I'm willing to bet you never got closure from your ex. Did they fall out of love? Could I have done something differently? Will one of us ever apologize?
And how do you navigate that new relationship without causing issues? You dated someone for years, then mutually agreed to break up. You had a FWB situationship that kind of just faded out. Now, you want to start dating their friend. Still, you want to do so as kindly as possible — aka without breaking any hearts or jeopardizing any friendships.