You probably still follow him or her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, so you still feel like you’re a big part of his or her life.
We call ourselves a “thing,” not boyfriend and girlfriend (or boyfriend and boyfriend, or girlfriend and girlfriend). We don’t know if one, three or six dates signal the beginning of a relationship — if it even signals a relationship at all — and we never know if we’re exclusive or if we should actually continue seeing other people.
If you weren’t broken up before, you sure as hell are now.
Most of all, we perpetuate this constant state of questioning ourselves and not knowing where we stand because we’re too afraid to confront anyone about our feelings.
And in a world in which we never know when things start, it makes sense that we never really know when they end, either — except, well, if our ex starts dating someone else.
Before you know it, the supposed “official end” of a relationship has no meaning.
Eventually, you start talking to your ex more frequently.