Running into your boyfriend’s ex can be awkward no matter what the circumstances. Whether the two of you were friends or you stole him from her or are complete strangers, it can be an uncomfortable experience for both parties not to mention the guy in question. Here are 7 ways to react when you run into his ex.
1. A warm smile and pleasant greeting
This is perhaps the very best way to react if there hasn’t been any wrong doing on your part. Being friendly and pleasant will take away a great deal of the awkwardness and make everyone feel more at ease. Of course if you act too friendly when you’ve actually been the other woman, she is probably not going to take too kindly to it.
2. Avoid eye contact and ignore her
A less mature and more common way to react when you run into his ex is to just ignore her. The minute you notice her you turn away and ensure that you never make eye contact. The two of you peacefully coexist in the store or restaurant completely ignoring each other. The discomfort may prevail but at least it’s private.
3. Duck behind a bush
This is what happens when you have a guilty conscience otherwise there is no reason why you would want to duck behind a bush when you see her coming your way. Either that or you desperately want to avoid any awkwardness but this kind of behavior is totally bizarre.