Holding on to previous romantic attachments creates feelings of distrust and can stymie an otherwise promising relationship.
So are you wondering if your honey's heart still rests in the hands of a past love?
“The more you can deal with and be upfront with all the web of emotions,” Luiz says, “the more your friendship has a chance of not only surviving but deepening.” Beginning the discussion with your friend might be scary, at first.
Relationship coach and author Lisa Hayes told us, “You’ve got to get the green light. Instead of simply asking if it’s OK, you should instead ask a more thought-provoking and conversation-stimulating question.
Here are 10 signs that it may be time to bring it up.
Guilty feelings from carrying a secret torch often make a person not want to talk about an ex.
And being able to be empathetic and compassionate toward both of you is key. It basically describes what we’re all striving to be in our lives, and that’s WITHOUT the added trigger of your man being a nut as he goes through his divorce, and the anxiety you feel about whether or not this will all work out in your favor!
‘TIL DEATH DO US PART Although I’m sure there are exceptions to this, most people marry intending to honor their commitment of a lifetime union.
Even those people who are completely clear and convinced they’re doing the right thing in ending the marriage can hit a very painful phase, particularly as the reality of the divorce hits them.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Cellar Door, the personal blog of Gabrielle Puglia. You need to understand that the military is a brotherhood.