How to behave dating
Discomfort with an ex publicly pairing up again is also acknowledged in pop culture; after Marnie breaks up with Charlie on Girls, she obsesses over the other woman she sees in his Facebook photos."Most people don't want to feel expendable, rejected, or out of control," sex and relationships therapist Cathy Beaton tells Bustle.
Like they say: you never get a second chance to create a first impression.
When beginning a new relationship, spend intimate, quality time with the guy you like to build a lasting friendship.
When you’ve just entered a relationship with your boyfriend, you’re likely to still be adjusting to the newness of everything and not know quite how to act.
Allow him to expose you to doing things he likes and be willing to show him things you like to do. Give your new relationship a chance to grow and develop without a pesky, lingering ex resurfacing.
Try something neither of you have done, from going jet skiing and hiking to painting and taking in some exercise. Have a clear conversation with your boyfriend that sets up some general rules about how you both will handle issues from your past so you’re discussing them as a team and not hiding things from each other. Space out your time together so that you don’t smother each other.
I know I'm not alone in feeling devastated over an ex moving on.
Enjoy your new relationship status and give it the nurturing it needs. Participate in interests that you share as well as those you do not.
"Maybe she's just a friend," I thought — until I saw comments from her friends like "he's a cutie! But that didn't stop his new profile picture, with an unknown woman next to him.
(Sure, she could be a friend, but seeing two people in the same profile picture is basically a giveaway.) Again, I didn't feel I had the right to be upset.
Over time you’ll gain the comfort from being around him and learn each other’s quirks, but as a general rule of thumb, your best bet is to be yourself. Channel the personality that got you two together in the first place by being yourself.
Avoid putting on an act so that he gets a chance to learn and like you for you.
Know that it’s okay to be silly or quirky if that’s your natural attitude towards life.