Can't stop picturing it!
December 11, 2012 6:47 PM Subscribe
How do you stop picturing your ex having a romantic date and sex with the new person he's dating, when someone has told you exactly where they are and what they are doing?
posted by galenka to Human Relations (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Alright MeFi. I just had a whirlwind of an intense romance for the past month. It abruptly ended with me being dumped, and the guy moving on to an acquaintance of mine almost immediately.
A few days ago, he ended things with me by telling me he knows I'm not the one, and that he and this other girl had hooked up and are dating now. Then yesterday, a different acquaintance told me all about this big movie/dinner date that he and the other girl have coming up tomorrow and how excited the other girl is about it. (The acquaintance had no idea that this guy and I had been dating, and was just making some gossippy chit-chat about people we both know.)
I am extremely raw about being dumped, and I am going to be picturing every minute of this date. Every time I look at the clock tomorrow I am going to know where they are and what they are doing. I am going to be picturing all the kissing and hand holding.
When the movie is over I am going to be picturing them going home and having sex together. I am going to be picturing them in bed naked and having pillow talk. I am going to keep trying to think of other things and distract myself but my mind is going to keep snapping back to it.
HOW DO I STOP THIS????? I do not want to be imagining these things at all. I do not want to be thinking about these people. How do you stop picturing this when you KNOW what is happening?? Help me :(