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Today's Column: Pining after the ex.


Dear Chloe,

I am still in love with my ex and the only other guy keeping him off my mind got back together with his girlfriend. I asked my ex out and I still haven't gotten a response. Other then just move on, what should I do?


Red Hot Hippie


Dear Red Hot,

I think you know the answer to this, but you really want me to say it.

The only thing you can do is move on. Hang with your girls or non-romantic guy friends. Do something nice for yourself, something that doesn't involve boys. You are definitely not ready to start dating someone else. I mean, would you want to be used by someone who's still carrying a torch for his ex? (Sorry, but I'm big on The Golden Rule).

It's normal to still have feelings for him, in fact, it's great that you got to date someone you cared so much about. You've made the offer, now distance yourself. Don't pursue him, don't call him, don't ask him again. If it's meant to be, he'll come back. If he doesn't, so what? Relationships end for any number of reasons. It only means there is someone better for you out there. I'm being trite here because it's true.

Sure, today it sucks. And tomorrow? Also sucky. But it won't suck forever.

Hugs and kisses,


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