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Dating someone who was in a long term relationship

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They may not be looking for another serious relationship. Sure, this is an obvious realization, but we still manage to skirt over it. Treating them like damaged goods is never okay. As with anyone new, you want to be appropriate, polite and kind.

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When they want to talk about their last relationship and share with you, they will. They know how to be a girlfriend or boyfriend and that instinct automatically kicks in. Their ex might still be in their life and the only way to approach that is to trust them. If they say nothing is going on, assuming otherwise will just end up adding unnecessary strain. Spend time together one-on-one instead of rushing them out to meet all your friends at a crowded bar.

Be open to them needing to go slower, but make your expectations clear.

They are just starting to figure out their new routine without their ex and that can be a lonely process. It takes a lot of time to separate two lives that have been connected for so long.

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