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Signs Your Ex Has Moved On — Yes, It’s Really Over

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When a breakup is still fresh, it’s normal to wonder if your ex still has feelings for you and whether you two could give things another chance. After all, your time together was pretty good and you can’t just shut off your emotions right away. That being said, it’s important to read the room. If your ex-boyfriend is giving you any of the following signs, it likely means he’s moved on.

He tries to avoid you.

If this isn’t one of the biggest signs your ex has moved on, I don’t know what is. If he’s going out of his way to avoid you in person, it’s a clear sign he wants nothing to do with you. Maybe he’s worried more drama will ensue or you’ll see that he’s moved on. Or, perhaps seeing you is too painful for him. Either way, you’ll only push his buttons if you try to see him when he doesn’t want to.

He took down your photos together.
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If he’s removed your photos off social media, then he’s likely not hoping a reconciliation is in the future. He wants to wipe all evidence of your relationship – and he’s not afraid of others seeing that things are over.

He doesn’t interact with you on social media.
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It’s true that people delete photos in a huff all the time, so that may not be enough evidence on its own to suggest he’s moved on. But if he avoids you altogether online – meaning he doesn’t like your photos, interact with things you’ve tagged him in, or respond to your group messages – then he’s absolutely done. It seems silly to take anything that happens on social media as signs that your ex has moved on, but t counts for a lot.

He stops answering your messages.
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Maybe he’s avoiding you in person, but he still replies to your messages. This suggests there’s still some hope left. But if he avoids you both in real life and virtually, then take it as a sign that he’s completely through with you. Remember, don’t bombard him with messages. If he hasn’t replied to the ones you’ve already sent, then he’s unlikely to respond to any follow-ups.

It doesn’t feel the same when you talk.
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Things often feel tense or awkward immediately after a breakup, often because one or both of you still has feelings and wonders if things can be worked out. But if you feel a change when you interact, then it’s likely his feelings have shifted. It could also be a sign that you’re moving on, too.

He gave back your stuff (and took his).
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This is another of those signs that he’s tying up loose ends because he’s trying to walk away or has already moved on. When he gives you back your stuff, it’s symbolic of him letting go of everything left that still ties him to the relationship. Similarly, when gets his stuff back, it means there’s nothing material tying the two of you together, so he can finally wipe his hands clean of the relationship.

His friends tell you it’s over.
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If his friends reach out to you to say it’s over, it’s likely because he asked them to. Maybe you’re not taking the hint and he hopes hearing it from someone else will make a difference. You may feel annoyed he didn’t say it to your face, but it’s just another way he’s trying to distance himself from the relationship.

He doesn’t flaunt his happiness.
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Many people try to make their exes jealous after a breakuip by making it appear like they’re living their best life. But if he’s doing the opposite, then it’s because he doesn’t have anything to prove. He’s not trying to impress you or hoping you’ll miss him. In fact, if he’s taken a step back from social media, it may be because he’s trying to process the breakup privately.

He encourages you to date other people.
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Even if you don’t want to get back together, it can be difficult seeing your ex with someone new. So, if your ex is encouraging you to date other people, it’s because getting back together isn’t on his mind. He wants to see you find happiness in your love life, even though it’s not with him.

He doesn’t react when you date someone new.
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If your ex doesn’t react negatively or immaturely to you dating someone else, it’s likely because he doesn’t care. Or, perhaps he’s genuinely happy to see you’ve moved on. He doesn’t need to go out of his way to congratulate you. In fact, silence can speak volumes in this context and this is another of those major signs your ex has moved on.

He’s getting serious with someone else.
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It doesn’t mean much if he’s casually dating around or hooking up after a break-up. He could just be trying to make you jealous or have fun. But if he’s in a new relationship with someone, then there’s a strong chance he’s moved on from your time together. It’s not healthy to jump into a relationship when you still have feelings for another person, so fingers crossed that’s not the case!

He tells you he’s moved on.
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Men tend to be a lot more direct than women. So, if your ex plainly tells you that he’s moved on and doesn’t want to get back together, then take him at his word. Don’t suggest he’s being dishonest or will change his mind. Even if he’s playing mind games, that’s not something you want to participate in. It’s best to assume he’s telling the truth and focus on yourself.

Don’t be discouraged if your ex is giving off any of the hints listed. Rather, take it as a sign that you should also move on. We’re not going to lie – processing a break-up is painful, even if it was your choice. But you’re not doing yourself any favors by living in the past. Instead, it’s time to move forward and leave this relationship behind you.

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How To Get Over A Breakup When You Still Love Your Ex

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Getting over a breakup when you still love your ex can feel impossible. As painful as it is, it is possible to move on when your heart is still pining for someone. It just takes discipline, kindness, and patience. Here’s how to get over a breakup when you still love your ex.

Allow yourself to feel sad.

Unfortunately, there’s no quick-fix answer when it comes to getting over a break up. The bad news is this can be one of the hardest things you’ll do in your life. And it’s often a very painful process. The most important thing to remember is that it’s okay to feel sad. Don’t beat yourself up for not being over the breakup by the time you think you should be over it. Everyone heals differently and it might take you more time than expected. If you still feel sad, the only thing to do is to embrace those feelings. If you have to, cry it out.

Get out of the house.
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Distractions can be a major help when it comes to getting over a breakup. You might feel like staying in and crying, and that’s okay to do sometimes. But if you’ve been stuck at home for multiple days in a row, it might be time to bring in some distractions. Try getting out of the house, even if it’s to just go for a walk. Ideally, you should plan to do something that will make you feel good, like seeing a movie or going out to eat at your favorite restaurant. You’ll likely feel better when you get out and start living again.

Find other sources of love.
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Just because your ex isn’t in your life anymore doesn’t mean you have to live without love altogether. Instead of pining that lost relationship, focus on the other sources of love in your life. Nurture your relationships with your family and friends. And if you don’t have many other sources of love, it’s time to find some. Foster new platonic relationships or even look for love in other places. Fall in love with a new hobby, find a new passion, or even adopt a pet (only if you can commit to looking after it properly for the rest of its life—not a temporary source of love).

Remind yourself why it didn’t work.
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Sometimes, thinking logically about things can really help you to feel better emotionally. To get over your breakup when you’re still in love, write a list of all the reasons why it didn’t work. Focus on those instead of romanticizing the past. It won’t make you fall out of love overnight, but it will help to cement in your mind why you can’t go back to that person, and why you’re better off without them.

Surround yourself with the right people.
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In the weeks following a breakup, choose your company very carefully. You’re likely to be in a fragile state and should only have space for people who enhance your life. Don’t spend time with people who will make you feel bad about yourself. That can make it harder to get over a relationship that’s already hard to get over. Spend your time with positive people who will encourage you to feel good and move forward.

Avoid happy couples.
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It’s not happy couples’ fault that they’re happy. But still, you don’t need to surround yourself with all that happiness when you’re trying to get over a breakup. If you do, you might be tempted to make things work with your ex so you can have that happiness too, when you should be moving on. Rather than hanging out with your friends who are in couples, spend time with those who are single just until you don’t feel so fragile.

Get off social media.
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You should also be selective about what you choose to look at on social media. Looking at happy couples, or even your ex, will make you feel worse—not better. Sometimes, it’s safer to just ditch social media altogether. Instead, focus on living your life, being present, and hanging out with people who genuinely care about you.

Give it time.
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You can’t rush your emotions. If you still love someone, you still love them. No matter what you do to make yourself feel better, the only real answer is time. After a certain amount of time—and that amount is different for everyone—you will feel better about things. You will see clearly and you won’t feel so desperately in love with someone who’s not good for you. But you can’t rush it. Time works in its own way and you just have to be patient.

Work on your self-love.
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Until time heals your wounds, you should work on loving yourself. As cliched as it sounds, self-love will help you to get over a breakup because it will remind you why you deserve to be happy. Spend time loving yourself and you’ll start to feel deserving of real love rather than what you were receiving in your former relationship.

 

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How Toxic Relationships Affect You Even After You’re Out Of Them

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You did it! You got out of the toxic relationships you were in, and now you’re ready to rebuild your life. Why, then, do you still feel weighed down by those unhealthy bonds? Even after leaving them, relationships can leave a mark. Here are the surprising ways the toxic relationships of your past affect you long after you leave them behind.

You blame yourself.

After dealing with a toxic relationship, it’s common to blame yourself for what happened. You may feel like you were the cause of the relationship problems, or at minimum, it’s your fault for falling for someone who was so wrong for you. Part of you might even believe that if only you made wiser decisions, the relationship would still exist today, and perhaps without all the toxic baggage. It’s important to remember that an unhealthy relationship requires two people to maintain it. While you’re responsible for some aspects of the relationship problems, you certainly aren’t solely to blame. Not only that, but you are never at fault for someone else’s abusive or manipulative behaviors.

You feel numb.
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Toxic relationships can stir up a whirlwind of emotions, and when the relationship ends and everything settles, you might realize that it still affects you because you actually feel, well, nothing. You’re not happy or sad; you’re just numb. It’s normal to feel numb temporarily after leaving a bad relationship. As you start recovering and picking up the pieces of your life, slowly you should start to notice your feelings (both positive and uncomfortable ones) returning.

You lost your sense of self.
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Our identities can get all wrapped up in toxic relationships, especially if you molded your personality and interests to be like your ex’s. Now, without that relationship, you’re lost and wondering who you really are. This is a scary, yet constructive, phase to be in. You probably weren’t your best self in that relationship, but now you have a chance to reclaim and reinvent who you really are.

You’re scared of choosing the wrong person again.
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People don’t come with a warning label. If they did, dating would be so much easier. While toxic partners might wave some red flags early in the relationship, others are master manipulators, making it nearly impossible to see their true colors until later. Trust that you did the best you could, and you’re capable of making better relationship choices in the future.

You gaslight yourself.
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After an abusive relationship, you might have trouble trusting your own judgment. If you were gaslighted by a toxic ex, it’s common to internalize their words and second-guess everything you think or feel. You might believe you’re too crazy to be trusted, or that you’re just too sensitive and overthinking everything. Then, when you start dating again, you may shut down the signals your gut is trying to tell you, choosing to put blind faith in a new person instead of having faith in yourself.

You crave and fear intimacy simultaneously.
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After being seriously burned by a past partner, vulnerability might start to look like the enemy. What if you open up and get close, only to be hurt again? This doesn’t mean you avoid relationships entirely, though. But when you start a new relationship, you might feel yourself switching between hot and cold, craving closeness yet pushing it away soon after.

You prefer chaos over calm.
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You might subconsciously gravitate towards toxic relationships after being in one before because it feels familiar. The constant ups and downs, the chase, the feeling of reward when the other person finally gives you a little attention—you deserve so much better than this, yet a healthy and calm relationship might actually freak you out. This is a normal response after a traumatic relationship, but it’s a response worth working to change.

You feel disconnected and alone.
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Toxic relationships often involve enmeshment, where there are no clear boundaries or separation between two people. While in your toxic relationship, you may have neglected friendships, and likewise, some friends may have distanced themselves if they didn’t agree with your relationship. Even if this isn’t the case, it’s typical to feel disconnected or alone after leaving toxic relationships. You may think that people can’t understand what you’re going through, or that they’ll judge or take advantage of you like your toxic partner did.

You settle for superficial relationships.
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 It’s common to turn to quick flings after a bad breakup. But this is especially true if you were in a toxic relationship, and settling for shallow connections may even become a long-term habit. One common quality of toxic relationships is that there’s a major power imbalance. Because of this, you might be desperate to regain power (and even overpower others) after leaving that relationship. To cope, you become a bona fide female player. Playing the field isn’t always a bad thing, but when it comes to healing after a toxic relationship, it can only distract you for so long.

You learn to recover and move on. 
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Toxic relationships can linger long after they’re gone. But eventually, you’ll start to notice you feel free and empowered to explore other options, whether that be enjoying the single life or dating better people. The truth is your toxic relationships will continue to affect you. You have a bundle of memories and experiences wrapped up in those relationships that you can’t just leave in the past. But you can use that to your advantage. Sometimes, it takes being in a bad relationship (or several) to finally learn that you deserve better. And sometimes, finding the right person means learning to avoid the wrong ones. No matter what stage you’re currently at after leaving a toxic relationship, trust that there’s a brighter, non-toxic future ahead.

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Cardi B Is Releasing Vodka-Infused Whipped Cream To Make Your Holiday Treats Even Better

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There’s no dessert or coffee drink that a dollop of whipped cream can’t improve, but this Christmas, things are getting a whole lot better. Why’s that? Well, Cardi B is releasing her own vodka-infused non-dairy whipped cream just in time for the holidays. There’s no limit to what you can add this stuff to!

They’re called Whipshots and they come in three flavors. Starco Brands worked with the rapper to come up with Whipshots, the non-dairy cream topping that has actual vodka in it. Better yet, there are three different flavors so there’s something for everyone: Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha.

It’s meant to be a luxury product that’s still a whole lot of fun. The company said in a statement to Thrillist that working with Cardi B on the project was a no-brainer given her “iconic sense of playfulness, style, and entrepreneurial prowess” which she lent to “the creative direction of the brand.” They added: “Unlike any other spirit on the market, Whipshots combines luxury and indulgence with unmatched flavor to create a boozy whipped cream that’s as fun and flirtatious as its consumers.”

The official release isn’t until next year. Whipshots will start appearing in stores from early 2022 at retailers nationwide. The 50mL bottles will go for $5.99 but if you need just a bit more, you can grab a 375 mL bottle for $19.99.

If you’re desperate to try it now, Starco Brands is releasing 500 cans early. You’ll have to head to Whipshots.com between December 1 and December 31 to be in with a chance to get one, though. Be quick!

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