If your partner's ex is still in the picture, you might wonder if they're more than just friends — especially if the ex has begun to do or say things that seem to be crossing the line. The occasional text is one thing. But what if your partner's ex texts them every day? Or sends them gifts? Or likes all of their posts on social media?
While it may be totally platonic, "if it seems inappropriate or like the ex has an agenda to get back together, you should insist on setting boundaries," Jonathan Bennett, relationship and dating expert at Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. This is especially true if it's stressing you out, or causing you to question your relationship.
At that point, you'll want to talk with your partner and agree on what's OK and what isn't, when it comes to exes. "If your partner doesn’t see the problem, then it shows a lack of awareness and possibly a lack of respect for the relationship," Bennett says. But if they're solidly with you — and have no feelings, or intentions of getting back with their ex — it shouldn't be a problem to create healthy boundaries. Here are a few signs their ex may still have feelings for them, as well as what to do about it.