11 Things Your Partner Says That May Mean They Still Care About Their Ex

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There are so many reasons why someone might seem to still have feelings for their ex. And not all of them are romantic or threatening to your relationship. If your partner still talks to their ex, mentions them, or follows them on social media, it could just be their way of moving on, recovering, letting go of baggage — or just being friendly.

And that's totally OK. "It's normal for some people to still be friends with an ex," Bethany Ricciardi, a sex educator and relationship expert with Too Timid, tells Bustle. They might even hang out occasionally, and as long as everyone's cool with it, it doesn't have to be a big deal.

There are other times, however, when it's clear your partner is too attached to their ex, in a way that isn't healthy for your current relationship. And it's in those moments where you might want to speak up and establish a few boundaries.

While it's fine if your partner wants to remain in contact with an ex, there are a few ways to know if they're crossing the line. Here are a few things your partner might say if they're still too attached to their ex, according to experts, as well as what to do about it.

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