You could be at a bar, a pizza shop, or in the comfort of your own home. The image will take you by surprise even if you’re safely behind a screen. It’s the first time you see your ex with the new girl. There’s mostly two different camps for the type of emotions that occur upon this sight.
The first camp loathes their ex. They could not get rid of you fast enough! If you very deeply loved someone though, those feelings don’t just go away instantly. So instead they start to hate you with the fire of a thousand suns. They see you with someone new and they think “Thank God he’s not my problem anymore!” These would be the same girls to talk about how ugly her dress is and how her eyebrows are too far apart. Clearly, they’re totally over you..
In the second camp are relationships that ended rather amicably. No hard feelings, it just ended up being a bad fit for one another. You’re happy they found someone better suited for them. You’re hopeful to find the same for yourself with just a little twitch of pain that he found new love before you. But you don’t let yourself get too down because if a guy as great as him loved you then someone else will too.
I lied, there’s totally a third camp, it’s the girl who’s still in love with you and her heart shatters into a hundred more pieces as she realizes it truly is over. No one likes to be in that camp. But it’s an honest camp and the scar heals better here than the loathing camp.
Either way, it hurts but you know it was for the best that things ended.