Here’s how to deal with the weirdness and get back to the mainland, because you have far more important things to do than worry about who your ex is smooching.
You start Internet stalking their new partner WAY too hard It’s funny how fast a simple “in a relationship” status can devolve into creeping on your ex’s new girlfriend’s sister’s wedding photos. For some reason your brain always tricks you into thinking that you’re in competition with the new person in your ex’s life, which is silly since A) she already has the ex and B) you don’t really want the ex anyways.
It feels like your gut is going around a bend at 150 miles per hour.
Unfortunately, most of them require you to stay far, far away.
Perhaps the most harmless possible motive is that he truly values your friendship, and doesn’t want to lose touch with you altogether.
And then I want to escape to a remote, Internet-free island IRL.
Seeing your ex with someone new is always going to be weird, no matter how shark-infested your island waters, or how long you’ve left them stranded.