For those of us that have had past relationships, there can sometimes be a weird feeling that you just can’t shake.
What are they up to now?
Do they think about us?
You miss them.
Then there’s the other extreme where the sheer sound of their voice makes you so mad that you need to put your AirPods in and go for a walk or you’re going to blow your top.
Whatever you feel about your ex, there’s someone out there that feels the same. It’s a hard thing to navigate when a person who was a big part of your life is suddenly just someone you knew.
This is true for Bachelor In Paradise‘s Alex Nation And Richie Strahan.
After meeting first on The Bachelor, Richie chose Alex as the winner of his heart and they had a year long relationship of being undeniably in love with each other.
And then they broke up, which reportedly was very messy.
On a recent episode of Bachelor In Paradise, Richie was talking to Alisha (a bachelorette from The Honey Badger’s season) about a potential new relationship when his ex, Alex walked past and overheard.
At first, Richie’s face thought it would be totally awkward and Twitter went into meltdown thinking it was going to blow up, but then… it never did.
Alex was completely unphased that she was taking to her ex of an entire year, and it was really evident that there were no hard feelings.
I think we can all take a page out of this book and learn to be encouraging and supportive of our ex’s future relationships, because in the end, we’re all people and our time here is far too short to be wasting it holding grudges.