When you're dating as an adult, it's pretty much a given that whoever you're with will enter the relationship with some kind of relationship history. Although the healthy thing to do is to let the past stay in the past, that's easier said than done. Sometimes people will enter into new relationships without being completely over an ex. So, how do you know if your partner still isn't over their ex?
As a relationship coach, Jenna Ponaman, CPC, ELI-MP, tells Bustle that being with someone who is still hung up on their ex is never really a good sign. "Sure, we all have our moments where we may reminisce or think of our past partners from time to time," she says, "but if you are still at the point where your partner can’t let go of what was then, that is a sign that it’s time to take care of you."
When someone jumps into a new relationship before they're truly ready, it only sets themselves up for more heartache. "You end up depriving your new partner of really getting to experience the real you," Ponaman says. If you find that you’re with someone who's still hung up on their ex, you may end up feeling a little bit cheated.
So, how can you tell if your partner still isn't over their ex? Here are some things they will do that you should look out for, according to experts.
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