Dreading the awkward moments of running into your ex? Find tips on how to deal with such moments here!
Bumping into an ex is one of those unsavoury moments of life that leaves us either wishing we could enter the ground in sheer fright or looking to count scores with them.
All the emotional investments made through the course of the relationship do play a big role on our reaction, good or bad, but here are a few expert tips on how to stay classy and leave them wondering if you ever mattered to them.
1. Don't panic
Your initial reaction when you bump into them determines if you give them the power over how that meeting will go. Act composed with a smile, even if you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions of either resentment or excitement.
2. Don't be petty
This is not the time to dig up past issues, rather, act as though they are in your past and that's where they would stay. Be the bigger person.
3. Don't feign affection
Except you are the cause of the breakup, you really shouldn't be sending out mixed signals, be cool, be authentic.
4. Don’t read meanings
If there was a deep history, you could be tempted to read meanings into certain gestures. Try to be blind to them.
5. Don't get carried away
Don't get carried away by unduly long conversations, keep it cute and precise. It leaves the other party wondering what is going through your mind.
6. Don't apologize
Don't do this, as it has a way of opening emotional floodgates which you didn't bargain for.