indeed the case, and then there are the obvious ones... Here's what you should pay attention to.
He constantly talks about her
It's fine if he occasionally mentions his ex-girlfriend when your conversation simply goes in that direction, but if he constantly mentions her and starts a conversation about her for no reason, it is ‘alert’ sign.
- If you suspect that, talk to him openly about whether he is ready to be in a relationship with you – psychologists advise.
He is constantly talking about how much he hates her
Maybe she hurt him and she is not his favorite person on the planet at the moment, but if he is constantly talking about how she is ‘this and that’, your ‘alarm’ should go off. That way he may be trying to remind himself why he is no longer with her and to remind himself that he is better off without her.
‘Competes’ with her
Some men do this when they want to get back their ex-girlfriend – they start the unofficial competition with her, who will show to be better in a new relationship, and it’s a game in which you do not want to win. It's actually quite embarrassing if he’s trying hard about you just to show his ex how good he can be.
You know more about her than you should
If he’s already told you what her favorite series is, what she likes to eat... or tells you that you are doing something better or worse than her– it’s a sign that he’s comparing her to you.
Keeps her gifts
People often keep the little things that remind them of beautiful moments from previous relationships, so it's not always a sign that he is not over his ex, but it can be. If you suspect that this is the case, talk to him and openly ask why he keeps those memories.
He’s still close with her friends/family
If he’s still close with her family and friends, although he is not in good relations with his ex, he probably secretly hopes to maintain contact with her that way. Still, there is a small possibility that he simply likes those people and he really made friends with them. You should talk to him about it, before it turns into a bigger problem.