I was on a date recently with a guy who somehow managed to bring up his ex-girlfriend. I can’t remember how the topic even came up but I distinctly remembered his disdain. Apparently, his ex-girlfriend is Satan. An evil person with no soul, or some equally disturbing description.
I usually don’t penalize people for mentioning their exes, especially if they have children together. This time though, the fact the he mentioned her and called her Satan made me think about how we really have ghosts in our relationship past that still haunt us.
Now I won’t pretend that the mere mention of at least two of my exes can’t make be stabby on a bad day. However, I definitely don’t want to think that they are blocking me from a new relationship!
What is it about our past relationships that haunts us so much? Do you ever mention your ex when on a date?
Do you think that we hold on to our resentment and anger because we never really got closure on the situation?
Do you have someone in your past that you consider Satan? What happened that made you think of them this way? What are ways we can get rid of the relationship demons once and for all?
*Note my Halloween-themed post. Are you planning anything fun for the holiday?