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22 things your ex is thinking right now

Posted October 27

Ever wanted to know exactly what your lost love is thinking after the breakup? (Deseret Photo)

Breakups are a whirlwind of emotions. There's a lot of uncertainty, sadness, fear, disappointment and depending on the relationship, there's sometimes anger (or even relief). Whether your relationship ended well or on a bad note, these are things that your ex is definitely thinking right now.

  • "Wow, I didn't realize how much we did together."
  • "Everything reminds me of you."
  • "Was breaking up the right thing to do?"
  • "What if you start dating someone else right away?"
  • "Wow, I'll never get anyone better."
  • "I have no idea what I'm going to do if we run into each other in public."
  • "My family members will be asking me about you the next time I see them. What do I say?"
  • "I hope you're okay. Really, I want you to be happy."
  • "I'm so angry at you for all the drama, your complaining and your arguing."
  • "I'm still so in love with you."
  • "When I least expect it, I think I see your face in the crowd and it takes me a second to realize it's not you."
  • "You were so familiar and now everyone else I meet feels like a stranger."
  • "I'm fine. I'm totally over you. I'm so glad to be free."
  • "Suddenly I have so much free time. I didn't realize how much time we spent together until you were gone."
  • "I'm really scared. What if no one ever loves me the way you did?"
  • "In a way, our breakup is forcing me to prioritize my life. When I'm hurting, I'm suddenly grateful for my true friends who are willing to support me."
  • "The worst thing about our breakup are the dozens of people who ask me how you're doing, and I have to say we broke up."
  • "You taught me so much about relationships and about myself. Thank you."
  • "There's so much stuff I have that reminds me of you. Shirts I wore in pictures of us, presents you gave me...and I'm torn between keeping them forever and just throwing them away."
  • "I keep looking at my phone expecting you to text me."
  • "Don't pay attention to my social media. I'm trying to convince myself I've already moved on."
  • "I wish you the best. I really loved you and hope you find a happy and fulfilling life."
Breaking up is never fun, but sometimes it's better than staying together. Learn from this experience and let yourself heal.

Hannah Chudleigh joined FamilyShare because of its positive influence on families worldwide. She earned her bachelor's degree in English and loves reading, writing, and running.

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