Romantic relationships can be so tricky. Just when you think you're over an ex, suddenly the idea of getting back together starts to sound pretty promising. Before making any major decisions, though, consider the signs you don't miss your ex, you just miss the idea of them. Don't send that late-night "I miss u <3" text quite yet.
Although moving on from a relationship is almost never easy, getting some perspective on the whole experience is wise. "Most people don’t want back the relationship they actually had. What they mourn for is the relationship they thought they could have had if things had just been different," said Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. in Psychology Today. You can use this time to think seriously about what you do want in a future relationship, and how you'll meet someone with those traits. That fantasy-perfect relationship with your ex never really existed, after all.
That said, I totally understand how difficult moving on can be. Even when you want to get on with life, your ex gets stuck in your head like an annoyingly catchy song. It will get better over time, but until then these points can help refrain your current thinking. Read on to see your ex in a new way.