Try this experiment to see Past relationship wounds can still sting, but the feelings we have about those former partners should ebb over time, according to Wendy Walsh, Ph. "Some guys have physically broken up, yet haven't emotionally let go and they stay connected through conflict," she said.
"So if he's still talking about the bad things she did in the past, he's trying to remind himself that he’s not still in love with her — because he is still in love with her." It's normal to be sad about a breakup, but not after you're in another relationship.
Trombetti says that your guy may not still be in love with his ex, but if he continues to act depressed about what went down between them, then he hasn't put it behind him. Your credit score may hold the answer In that case, she says that you need to steer clear of him. You deserve more and that situation isn’t healthy for you." There's nothing wrong with wishing an ex happy birthday on Facebook or shooting her a congratulatory text when she eventually gets engaged, but it's a bad sign if a guy keeps reaching out to his former girlfriend soon after their split.
Dating a guy who recently got out of a relationship can be tricky business — while he may claim to be "totally over it," his heart might still be on the mend.
If it seems that he just isn’t that into you, he could be still hooked on someone else, according to dating expert and matchmaker Susan Trombetti.
Trombetti adds that you really need to watch out if the ex continues to play the role his best gal pal.
"Beware if she is the first person he calls when something good happens, like a promotion at work, or when he just needs to talk," she warned.
RELATED: 20 signs your relationship is going nowhere fast (sorry) Sure, it may be nice to hear that you're so much more amazing than your guy's ex, but if he's really over her, he wouldn't find the need to make such associations, Walsh said.
"If you find him musing about how great you are and so much better than his ex — in bed, in the kitchen, at sports — then he's probably actually pining for her, yet trying to convince himself that you are his future." When you're in a relationship with someone, you should want to share your whole world with them — and old friends are a big part of that.Some of the telltale signs that she's clearly on his mind: "If he talks about her a lot in conversation and her name continuously comes up, along with things they did or shared together." And while he may totally innocently call you her name once, maybe twice, beware of a guy who does it in emotionally-charged moments, like during sex or an argument, she says.RELATED: Could your relationship survive 'The Marriage Test'?You deserve a guy who's 100 percent focused on you, not his last girlfriend, so to help you determine whether or not he has actually moved on (and whether you should), here are nine signs that a guy could be still hanging on to his ex.Trombetti says that a guy who constantly talks about his ex is probably still hung up on her.However, Walsh noted that a guy who's still stuck on his ex might try to keep you from going to events or seeing people who also know his ex.