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Here's What Happened When 21 People Saw Their Ex For The First Time After Breakup
Running into your ex. Sigh. This can be one of life’s most uncomfortable and awkward moments. Will your feelings for them resurface? Or will you still be too bitter from the breakup to feel sappy? Sometimes running into your ex is unexpected and happens at the absolute worst time. Like when you’re coming home from the gym, sweaty and stinky. Or when you’re in the grocery store going for that sugary late-night snack you plan to eat in the privacy of your own living room. Other times, you know it’s coming. Like at a party for your ex’s former roommate or friend. You do everything you can to make sure you look super hot and make them regret leaving you. Or you simply don’t give a crap, because you know you’re better off without them. No matter what the circumstance, running into your ex can have endless unexpected outcomes. Read on for more!

Sometimes feelings never fade.

1
I ran into my ex yesterday for the first time in 3 years. I miss that look she gave me, still after all this time.

Moving on feels better than getting them back.

2
Saw my ex boyfriend at a party, for the first time since we broke up. He kept talking to a girl I was jealous of when we were together, but he was looking at me constantly. So happy I moved on from that idiot.

Heartbreak is the worst.

3
I ran into my ex last night for the first time since we broke up a year ago. My heart completely feel apart.

Everything happens for a reason.

4
Saw my ex yesterday, for the first time since we broke up. Thought it may hurt but I was relieved. He reminded me why I left.

Keep it moving, honey.

5
Saw my ex for the first time in months, he cheated on me with my close friend at the time. He tried talking to me but I kept walking.

Deep emotions can resurface later.

6
I saw my ex for the first time today. Now I can't get him out of my head.

Well look who it is.

7
Last night I saw my ex for the first time since we split 

This morning he started following me on Instagram

I love you, but I'm not in love with you.

8
Saw my ex for the first time in 8 months today with his new girlfriend. Realized I still love him but glad we're not together.

Yeah, a cheeseburger is probably a better idea.

9
Today I saw my ex boyfriend for the first time after 3 years, I contiplated running him over with my car but then I just went and got McDonald's instead

Sometimes those butterflies never fly away.

10
I saw my ex fiancé for  first time today since she left. My heart still races when I see her

Looks can kill.

11
I saw my ex for the first time in over a year. He looked at me the same way he would look at me when we were together.

Stay strong!

12
saw my ex for the first time since he broke up with me...he couldn't even look at me and I'm so proud of myself for being so confident

The past is the past...

13
Ran into my ex for the first time in 5 years today. He's married with two kids and yet, I still got butterflies when I saw him. You have no idea how much I wish I could turn back time.

Keep calm and carry on.

14
Saw my ex for the first time in 3 years.  It took so much not to punch him.

Sometimes you have to avoid eye contact to avoid heartache.

15
Saw my ex for the first time in nearly 2 weeks last night. I miss her. Couldn't even look at her.

People want to be wanted.

16
I saw my ex of 6 years tonight. I wasnt used to him being so okay. Am I too unfair to wish that he'd be back to his miserable self when he was begging me to take him back?

Unfortunately, sometimes time doesn't heal all wounds.

17
I saw my ex walking with a group of friends for the first time in several months today. It was painful enough before, but now this feels unbearable.

You're stronger than you think.

18
I saw my ex with her new boyfriend. I thought oh this is going to kill me. But idk it didn't and I was kinda happy.

Emotional reactions can trigger very physical reactions.

19
I nearly vomited when I saw my ex after not seeing in a while because I wasn't prepared to see him

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