My friend Eva is back on the dating scene after ending her two year relationship. Her first couple of dates with new guy are going pretty well. After a fun at home date, new guy made a comment about a few signs of her ex that seemed to have lingered.
Apparently, Eva has not packed up old photos, got rid of his extra pair of running shoes, and oh yeah, his dog is still at her house. From his perspective, the ex is pretty present considering he is her past. It is giving him the idea that her ex comes and goes as he pleases in her life and her house (she assured me this is not the case).
It got me to thinking about how important it is to do a cleansing after a relationship. A literal cleaning of the old life you had with them helps to move on. Buy fresh sheets, take down couple pictures, and for the love of everything holy, return all pets.
Do you hold on to items from your last relationship? If you are dating someone new, would you put conceal or get rid of something that is a symbol of your last relationship if it bothered them?
What kind of spring cleaning does your love life need?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog