9 Things Your Partner Might Do If They Haven't Moved On From Their Last Relationship

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If your partner is showing signs that they haven't moved on from their last relationship, it will likely create some tension between the two of you. Whether it seems like they aren't quite ready to date, or like they're still hung up on their ex, it isn't a great way to start a new relationship. And it's why you'll want to talk about it as soon as possible.

Even if it's difficult, you should bring to their attention the various things you've noticed, and see what they have to say. "The best course of action is to talk to your partner about it openly," Jonathan Bennett, relationship and dating expert at Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. "Your feelings might be misplaced. But, if you are correct, the situation could get complicated." So the sooner you can work through these feelings as a couple, the better.

It might even be helpful for your partner to go to therapy, Bennett says, so they can unpack whatever happened in their last relationship, and eventually move on. But while they're working on themselves, keep yourself in mind, too. If it seems like your partner isn't ready to be with you — because they're still stuck in the past — it may be time to reevaluate your relationship, including whether or not it's right for you.

With that in mind, here are the signs your partner might not have moved on from their ex, according to experts, so you can better assess the health of your relationship.