The first time I met his mom, she could not stop talking about the ex.She told me their entire dating story, why they broke up, how the ex-girlfriend’s parents still think my boyfriend is the best guy for her (oh yeah, the mom is also good friends with the ex girlfriend’s parents). I did have a discussion with my boyfriend after this incident, and he thought his mom was inappropriate.Men and women who play hard to get may engage in any of the following behaviors: they express interest but never commit...Read more Unlike most college-aged kiddos, my sights were never set on studying abroad.“No harm, no foul.”At first, many editors thought taking down photos of an ex might seem too bitter.“You don’t want to erase someone’s complete memory,” says one fashion editor.For our latest anonymous etiquette column, we polled our editors on how best to go about erasing, or not erasing, a former significant other from your online life. “I don't post pictures of my relationship on Facebook or Instagram to avoid specifically running into this situation,” says one writer.
But in the age of social media, of course, the reminders live on in your and your ex’s feeds, and the politics of relationship purging can be tricky to navigate.“For some reason, unfriending feels more extreme and aggressive,” explains one editor.“Thankfully there’s that feature where you can just ask not to be shown posts from that certain person,” she says.They met in graduate school and went through some hard times together, so I understand why they stay friends. They talk on the phone 2-3 times a week, meet up for lunch/dinner.My boyfriend once told me she’s so important to him that if we ever get married and have a house, she would be invited to our house for holiday dinners.