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Provider: Independent.ie
Categories: Agriculture

Asking for a friend: ‘I was devastated when my ex ended things last year. Now that he has a new partner, I feel like I should contact him to see if there is any chance for us ’

Q: I broke up with my last partner almost a year ago. It was a friendly break-up so there were no bitter arguments or fights over belongings. He initiated it and I didn’t want to, but I agreed to break up as he said he wasn’t in love with me anymore. I’m not going to lie, I was devastated and couldn’t believe it. He seemed OK and I didn’t think there was anything really wrong with our relationship. We were stressed and did fight a bit, but that seemed normal during the stresses of lockdown and life. We were together for two years, and we didn’t chat much about the future, but I had hoped that this would be the one that worked out. I haven’t met anyone else since, but I heard through friends that he had started a new relationship last month. This brought up lots of feelings — I feel really upset and think about him a lot. Part of me wants to reach out to him to see if there is any chance for us, but the other part of me needs to accept it is over. I don’t know how to move on and get over him — how do I do this?