My ex is dating someone else
I also decided not to immediately tell dates I was living with an ex, because I realized that if someone I liked was doing the same thing, it would make me jealous. However, one guy who I ended up casually seeing for a few months was totally cool with it.Yes, the truth must come out sooner or later, but it’s important to feel out the appropriate time to reveal it., my first instinct was to confide in Garrett.Garrett started spending less time at home, as did I.Eventually, we barely set foot in our apartment together except at night to sleep.A fresh start wasn’t enough to reinvigorate our fizzling relationship.The catch was, we had signed a one-year lease, and neither of us could afford the place on our own.This upset me — I’d liked him enough to spend the night — but more so, it made me realize this would likely be a point of contention with anyone I might want to date.I immediately told Garrett that while I understood this was new, we needed to remember that we were no longer together, and he had no right or responsibility to keep tabs on my whereabouts. Down the line, some guys who I shared the details of my situation with were freaked out — something they didn’t hesitate to tell me.
While I think it’s possible for exes to live together if they set clear boundaries and have a general respect for each other, I wouldn’t exactly recommend it.
The first night I didn’t come home, I woke up to an angry voicemail.
This was maybe a month after our breakup and, without thinking, I played the super-awkward message with last night’s date in the room.
I suspect I could have avoided that pain had we had some distance.
We still cared for each other, and once Garrett moved out, we were able to channel those feelings into a sort of a friendship.