Boyfriend Still Cares About His Ex

Group Therapy: My Boyfriend's Ex Issues

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I have been seeing an incredible new guy for several months now. He's 10 years older than me — mature and sophisticated beyond any previous guy I've dated. I really like him, he already tells me that he loves me. He has been married but has been divorced for many years — he's friends with his ex-wife for the sake of their two daughters.

He dated his most recent ex-girlfriend for nearly four years before they broke up last summer. They were engaged at one point, but called it off. His ex-girlfriend did not like children and stayed away from his. The relationship was on and off for the last year they were together. It truly didn't sound like a happy situation (of course, I know I've only heard one side).

So why is he still having ex issues? He recently saw a picture of her on Facebook with her new boyfriend and it sent him into a mini-depression for a couple days. He still occasionally gets mopey about not being able to be friends with their mutual friends anymore. I get the fact that it's hard to get over a long-term relationship. My most recent ex and I dated for nearly seven years. It took years to get over him! I get it! I want to be supportive and caring, but it's hard when I know nine times out of 10 — if he's sad — it's because of her. What should I do?

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