How to Tell if Your Partner is Hooked on an Ex

Sometimes it’s a subtle feeling… sometimes it’s more. How to spot when your partner’s ex is a threat and not a friend.

When it comes to remaining friends with their ex’s, some singles think it’s a great idea while others cringe at the very thought. The ability to stay friends with someone you once dated is possible, but it takes a special effort and a realistic point of view.

There are times, however, when people fail to move on from their ex emotionally or sexually after a break up. They stay in touch with their former flame and call it friendship, but in reality they hold on to a part of an ideal they wanted the relationship to be. The danger in this behavior is that they hang in a kind of “love limbo” – not seeing their past clearly and not able to truly move on with someone new.

If you’re dating someone you suspect is still tied to their ex, what should you do? Here are some common issues and how to deal with them.


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