Portland Dating Service |5 Signs You’re Hung Up on Your Ex

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Why can’t you move on even though you broke up several months ago?  Of course you’re over your ex, or at least that’s what you believe, right?  But then again, maybe you’re not over them.  Are you constantly thinking about your ex every time a new person comes into your life?  Do you keep comparing everything to your previous relationship?  You’re still hung up on them, and that’s okay.  It happens to many people.  Realizing that you’re still hanging on is the first step to fixing the problem, which is letting go of the past.

It’s easy to find yourself thinking about the past from time to time.  Getting over someone who you spent all your time with is very difficult, and it will take time.  Just know that it’s not worth torturing yourself over.  If you’re still unsure whether or not you’re over your ex, use this as your checklist and get your answer.

Today, our Portland dating service will show you five signs you’re not completely over your ex.  If you’re guilty of these behaviors, then you know what you need to do next.  You need to put all your efforts in to healing and moving on so you can finally find love and happiness again.

1. Your Phone Is All About Them

It has already been six months since you broke up with your ex, but your phone is still filled with pictures of the two of you.  And let’s not forget, you also keep all their text messages.  You can’t bring yourself to delete anything that has to do with them.  After all, it’s your private phone, so no one else knows it but you.

2. You Refuse to Date Anyone

You’re not ready to date anyone else even though six months has passed since you broke up with your ex.  If you were together for a very long time and went through a horrible breakup, then this is normal.  Taking a small break from dating is completely healthy.  However, if it has been over a year since you broke up and you refuse to give anyone a chance—not even the cute guy from the gym or the hot blonde you see every morning at the coffee shop—then you definitely have unresolved issues from the past.

When a relationship comes to an end, it’s important to accept it so you can move on with your life.  Look, just because your past relationship did not work out doesn’t mean your next one won’t.  If you keep shutting everyone out because they are not like your ex, you’ll be missing out on a great potential future partner or even a soul mate.  Who wants to miss out on a soul mate?  We don’t know anyone who would want to miss out on a lifetime of joy and happiness.

3. You Make New Dates Pay for Your Ex’s Mistakes

We know how devastating cheating can be.  You feel like you never want to open up to someone out of fear of having your heart shattered again.  Cheaters are the scum of the earth, but not everyone is a cheater.  When you’re dating someone new, it is very important not to punish them for your ex’s mistakes.  After all, not only is that not healthy, but it’s not fair.

You also don’t want your new relationship to suffer because your ex made a mistake.  If you allow this to happen, your ex will win!  You can’t have a relationship if you’re still letting your ex affect you.  If you want to have a successful relationship, resolve those trust issues now.

4. You Accidently Call & Text Them

You claim that you pocket-dialed them.  Sure, you turn on your phone and it somehow magically dialed their number or sent them a text?  No way!  You did it on purpose.  No one’s pocket is so smart that it magically picks their ex’s name from the contact list.  If you are “accidentally” calling and texting them, especially when you’ve had a few drinks, then you’re definitely not over them.

5. You Haven’t Gotten Rid of Their Memorabilia

There’s no reason to hold on to memorabilia, unless of course it’s expensive jewelry.  So why are you holding on to that teddy bear, those romantic love letters, and that raggedy shirt of theirs?  Holding on to their keepsakes is only preventing you from moving on.  If you still hold on to their memorabilia, you’re definitely not over your ex.  You need to get rid of this stuff so you can finally let go and move on.  Everything that reminds you of them must go.

You might not realize that your last relationship is holding you back from finding love.  If any of these five behaviors apply to you, it’s time to let them go.  You deserve to be happy, and the only way you can do that is by finally letting go of your ex.

When you’re healed and ready to start dating again, contact our Portland dating service and let one of our matchmakers help you find the one.  To reserve your FREE (90-minute) matchmaking consultation, simply fill out the confidential form at the top of the page today!