So… I realized something today.
The reason why it’s so hard to see your boyfriend/girlfriend’s ex. It’s because they’re a reminder that the person who means the world to you (currently) had a life before you.
Even more… Exes are a reminder that they can have a life after you.
That they will have a life after you.
Because see, one day, you’ll be an ex too. And who you are in their life at the moment, will be someone else. People move on, and it’s sad, and it’s scary, and it’s painful, but people do.
That’s why we don’t like seeing people from our pasts, because they’re a reminder that things are constantly changing, and there’s just no way we can ever stop it.
Sometimes, if we’re lucky, change is good. Mostly, change is painful and lonely.