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Someone Else Took My Road Not Taken...

I think my head knows the answer to this already, my heart just needs to hear a couple other people saying the same thing... I just found out that an ex is not only with a new girlfriend, but that they're moving in together. And some of the time frame sounds really similar to what he and I went through, except I made a different choice -- and now I'm wondering if I actually made the wrong choice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 31 answers

The exgf wants pics of when we were together, what do I do?

So the ex-gf wants the pictures from when we were together, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Feb 26, 2009 - 92 answers

lunch with the ex ...good idea?

I've just accepted to go for lunch with my ex-girlfriend. I called her a couple of weeks ago to let her know that I still some of her belongings that I'd like to give back to her - and while she's emailed, called and texted me since then to meet up I've declined to scheduling issues. I'm meeting her tomorrow. And now I'm beginning to question if the lunch part was prudent on my part. I've just really tried to live my life since we split in such a way that does not constitute any element of her ...and I'm proud to say I've done that. I've no more feelings left for her. Just respect, great memories and the thoughts of what 'could have been'. That's it.
posted by sniperantics on Feb 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Since feeling is first: please give shape to this nebulous emotion attached to my ex getting married.

The syntax of things: what is this emotion? [more inside]
posted by December on Feb 4, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I get my ex to leave me alone?

My ex is still contacting me and begging for another chance more than a year after the breakup. A restraining order is apparently not an option. I can't become unreachable. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2009 - 44 answers

How do I deal with a vengeful ex?

I don't know how to deal with my boyfriend intimidating me and making it impossible for me to move out my things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2009 - 49 answers

Ex what?

Can someone explain a passage/plot point in Aravind Adiga's "The White Tiger?" (Warning: spoilers!) [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Jan 2, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I stop feeling resentment toward my ex?

I'm troubled by unresolved ex issues. How can I move on from these feelings of resentment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2008 - 32 answers

Should I ignore my ex friend with Benefits Birthday tomorrow?

Should I ignore my Ex - Friend with Benefits Birthday tomorrow? And how speak to him after that after that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I be more supportive to an ex?

Am I wrong for not being supportive to an ex? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Sep 26, 2008 - 41 answers

What to do when you have left someone shortly before an anniversary and birthday....?

Two weeks after my girlfriend treated me to the most thoughtfully-indulgent birthday weekend imaginable, I broke up with her. Just a week has passed since we went our separate ways, but that means two weeks until what would have been our three-year anniversary and three weeks until her birthday, upon which I would otherwise be reciprocating her generosity. Is there anything I can do or say or give to mark the occasion appropriately? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2008 - 45 answers

The Ex-Files

How do continuing relationships with opposite sex friends (and some former lovers) affect one's primary relationship? Can these relationships negatively impact the SO relationship even though there is no desire on either SO's part to cheat? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2008 - 24 answers

Feeling like a rebound..

In love with an ex boyfriend that i am currently dating, but i think he's still in love with his other ex gf, i feel like a rebound, should i stay or should i go? Help!! [more inside]
posted by SummerLove on Jun 25, 2008 - 22 answers

Why does the posse show up on a date?

Why does she invite her ex or friends to everything we do? What's my next move? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 44 answers

Leave me alone!

Ex-boyfriend mails crazy letter to my family. Seems to have totally lost it, and concocted a conspiracy theory that they were out to get him, and will somehow end up destroying my life. I. Am. Freaked. Out. Next steps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2008 - 23 answers

How do I get a second chance?

Lovelifefilter: I have a chance to reconcile with my ex, how can I not blow it? [more inside]
posted by Sianion on Apr 17, 2008 - 33 answers

It's not that I don't trust you... I just don't trust HER.

To what extent could sleeping with my ex-girlfriend, who is now very firmly just a friend, jeopardize the acceptability/reasonability of said relationship to any future potential girlfriends? [more inside]
posted by Annon E Moose on Mar 31, 2008 - 52 answers

ex girlfriend past memories nostalgia

When will I stop thinking about my ex? She's starting to pop up in my cavernous head again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2008 - 13 answers

My scientific nemesis

I'm a scientist. My ex is a scientist. We study similar things, and their name is starting to turn up in my literature searches. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Can I still hang out with my best friend even though I'm in love with him?

Can I still hang out with my best friend even though I'm in love with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2008 - 35 answers

People are not Pokemon. Stop trying to keep them all.

How can I reign in jealousy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2008 - 9 answers

How do you politely tell an ex that they are invited to your parent's visitation, but not the funeral?

How do you politely tell an ex that they are invited to your parent's visitation, but not the funeral? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Needed: Change Tray for 2008 Accord

Needed: Change Tray for 2008 Accord LX - Parts guys don't know what I'm talking about. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Dec 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Asking the ex for another try?

What's the best way to approach an ex about getting back together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Sexy ex sabotage

How to tolerate his flirtatious ex? (slightly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by idle on Dec 2, 2007 - 42 answers

I hate my ex-girlfriend. How do I deal with her presence?

My ex-girlfriend humiliated me, now I'm obligated to attend social events with her presence. Avoidance has worked wonders, but I can't keep it up forever. How do I 'move on' or 'just forget that it happened'? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Nov 22, 2007 - 54 answers

I've made a huge mistake

Lately I have been feeling like I have blown my chance at true love and have been missing an ex. Hard. Problem: we've both moved on to other relationships. Should I make one final grand romantic gesture to my ex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Ex ex go away, I don't ever want to think about you again

I don't want to be the bitch new girlfriend, but I also am upset by traces of his ex. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2007 - 69 answers

Communicating with the Ex

Relationshipfilter: How frequently is too frequently to talk to the ex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2007 - 45 answers

Getting Over Him

How do I stop thinking about a jerky ex-boyfriend now that I'm with someone really great? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Can I get him back?

Very touchy situation with my ex almost but not quite boyfriend. Any and all insight appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2007 - 23 answers

I'm a girl of 24 and I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in october to be with a woman. Confused!!!

This is very complicated so get comfortable....I'm a girl of 24 and I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in october to be with a woman. [more inside]
posted by shitontheradio on Jun 12, 2007 - 22 answers

he loves me and I love him, but...

How to reconcile different relationship ideas? [more inside]
posted by hei_zung on Jun 10, 2007 - 17 answers

I'm making myself miserable!

How can I stop thinking about my boyfriend's past loves? [more inside]
posted by trampesque on May 20, 2007 - 32 answers

How to mentally and emotionally re-break up with someone?

Loved him, resented him, detached from him, hated him, but I'm back to loving him: How to re-ex someone you loved, lost, and loved again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Dreams about the ex

Why do I continue to have dreams about my ex-boyfriend from 10 years ago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2007 - 33 answers

Don't tell Scotty.

Friends' exes are off-limits, right? Aren't you supposed to clear it with your friend before you make a move on his ex? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Oct 17, 2006 - 49 answers

Are we too young?

LongDistanceFilter: Ok, well technically we're broken up but its purely for strategic reasons. But we both believe that we both have serious long term potencial, the only problem is that circumstances are against us. [more inside]
posted by apfel on Sep 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Feelings for the ex?

To what extent is it okay/normal to have feelings for one's ex? What if you're in a new, very serious, relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2006 - 20 answers

Excerpts from my brain inside.

My ex-"soulmate" is coming to my town by next weekend, and asked me to meet. Should I? [more inside]
posted by ende-neu on Aug 15, 2006 - 22 answers

Am I a stalker?

Is it morally or ethically wrong of me (or just creepy) to read my ex's blog? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2006 - 56 answers

My Ex-Boyfriend's Back

What to do now that the ex is back in town? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Mar 31, 2006 - 32 answers

Better option then UPS?

Has anyone here looked into the best priced shipping options at their work? Our office seems to ship nearly 85% UPS and I was wondering if anyone has opted for another carrier that was as reliable and was cheaper?
posted by keep it tight on Nov 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Here we go again

I screwed up a relationship once, and I'm doing it again. Someone stop me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 16 answers

Fantasizing About an Ex

How do you ween yourself from fantasizing about an ex? I'm a twentysomething female who was in a long distance, long term (4+ years) relationship that recently went sour. Basically, the biggest problem had to do with sex (I still wanted my partner but he apparently lost interest in me physically). Now, I'm good when it comes to making a clean break in the manifested-social-interaction sense; I don't stalk or google exes or call them up randomly just to be "friends" or initiate contact ever after break ups. But in this case, I can't stop myself from wanting this person in my head. When I daydream/fantasize sexually, he is always my partner and everything is what I wished it had been but wasn't in the last month or so of our relationship. I would prefer it if people offered me constructive ways to stop doing this rather than telling me I should just accept it--it is painful for me and I just want to move on through and through, inside and out. Dating (rebounding to forget him) isn't really the answer either--I have made a well-thought-out decision to remain single for a while as I get myself together on my own terms. I'm hoping there's something besides just the whole "time heals all wounds" adage that can help me get through this.
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2004 - 28 answers

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