Dr. Forshee talks to Bustle about signs that your partner had a deeper connection with their ex than with you.
If you’re concerned that your partner had a deeper connection with their ex than they do with you now, there’s no need to worry just yet. As Dr. Danielle Forshee, Doctor of Psychology and licensed social worker tells Bustle, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they loved their ex more than they love you now.
“It can mean a few things,” Dr. Forshee says. Worst case scenario, it could mean that your partner is not completely over their ex. It could mean that your partner doesn’t really know how to communicate their desires, needs, or expectations in a relationship and brings up their past relationship as an example. Or she says it could also mean that your partner has limited experience in relationships and just doesn’t know any better. Whether or not this means something bad for your relationship, really depends on why they’re engaging in this behavior, she says.
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