New Year, Old Flame: Clever Ways to Respond When Your Ex Comes Back Around

It’s a new year and you’re ready to hit refresh on your relationships. 2020 is when you finally let go of meaningless hookups and unrequited attraction to instead focus on finding true love. Unfortunately, your ex didn’t get the memo. They’re back in bold fashion, sliding into your DMs or filling up your phone with “I miss you” and “Can we talk?” messages. Tempting though it may be to slip into old habits, make this the year you don’t take the bait. We’ve come up with 14 clever ways to respond when your ex comes back around, because you can’t move forward if you’re dragging the dead weight of the past.

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