The trick is in trying to figure out if your man is still hung over his ex or not. You don’t have to wait for him to tell you so, because chances are, he’s never going to admit it. You have to do the fishing yourself. You have to be a lot more observant and you need to keep an eye out for your own sake. So how can you tell? Well, here are a few signs that he’s probably still thinking about his ex even though he’s already with you.
He hasn’t returned or let go of the stuff she left behind.
It would be normal for her to leave some stuff at his place especially if they had a really serious relationship. However, it wouldn’t be normal for him to be keeping her stuff around for so long after they break up. The fact that he hasn’t let her stuff go is a manifestation of his unwillingness to let go of her.
He is still fresh from the breakup.
If he has just gotten out of a relationship, then chances are he still hasn’t gotten over it. You have to remember that it takes a lot of time to heal from a heartache especially from a long term relationship. Give him the time and space to heal and recover before getting into anything serious with him.
He doesn’t delete her text messages or contact information.
Okay. Sure. He doesn’t have to delete her contact information. He may need something from her someday and so it wouldn’t make sense to erase her from his life completely. But why would he still keep pictures of her and old text message exchanges with her on his phone?
He still maintains close ties with her friends and family.
Of course, given the depth and length of their relationship, he will have probably also established some connections with her friends and family. But it would be weird for him to still be in contact with them even after they break up.
He goes out of his way to do favors for her.
For one thing, he shouldn’t be doing many favors for her anymore now that they’re broken up. But if he really goes out of his way just to make her happy, then you can bet that he really still isn’t over her and he’s trying to win her back.
He brings up memories with her during your conversations.
He shouldn’t be bringing her up in conversations with you unless you ask. It’s weird and it’s disrespectful to you. He should be erasing her from his mind, not bringing her up constantly.