It’s been a while since you’ve seen your ex. Maybe it was when they were walking their dog, or maybe you ran into them at the grocery store. Either way, one thing is clear – they seem miserable. It could be that this is just a phase of life and soon enough they will snap out of it and return to being the cheery person you once knew so well. But there are some signs that might tell you otherwise:
They’re always self-conscious
If you’ve noticed that your ex is constantly looking down at the ground or tugging on their clothes, it’s possible they’re self-conscious and doing this to avoid eye contact. The feeling of being seen by others can be a real burden for some people, especially those who are not in control of how they feel about themselves. If this is the case, it might be time for your ex to seek professional help.
Your ex doesn’t want to see their friends anymore. They avoid social media, and are not trying to make new connections with co-workers or neighbors. This may be because your breakup was very messy for them emotionally, but it could also mean they’re feeling isolated at work (because of too much time alone) or in public (because they’re not feeling confident).
They’re unhappy with their appearance
If your ex is constantly complaining about how they look, it could be because of a lack of motivation in general. A breakup can make somebody feel ugly and unattractive inside and out which may lead to them not wanting to step outside at all. Or you might find that your ex has been trying new things like hair color, new clothes and a new make up routine.
They spend all day in bed or watching TV
When people don’t have anything else to do during the day they usually turn on their favorite show. This could mean that your ex is feeling really down but it also might be because of depression which can come with grief or loss.
They’re not happy with their job or school work
Your ex may be struggling to find meaning in life and this can cause them to start a new hobby, like painting or writing poetry. They might also feel isolated at work (because of too much time alone) or in public (for lack of confidence). If they’re not happy with their job or school work, this could also lead to them feeling unmotivated.
They don’t see themselves in the future anymore
If your ex is constantly talking about how they feel like there’s nothing left for them and that life has no meaning then it might be because of depression which can come with grief or loss.
If your ex is refusing to go out or talk on the phone, they might be feeling isolated as a result of their breakup. This could mean that they are unable to find happiness in other people because all their energy is occupied by thinking about you and how much they miss you. However, it could also mean that they are unable to find happiness in other people because all their energy is occupied by thinking about you and how much they miss you.
They get mad easily or cry a lot
If your ex gets angry with everything, starts crying when talking about the relationship, feels like there’s no hope for themselves anymore: they might be experiencing depression.
They’re not eating or sleeping well
It’s normal for people to sleep-in after a breakup but if your ex is neglecting themselves, it may mean they are struggling with grief which often comes from loss of something important. If someone doesn’t eat well and has lost a lot of weight then this is usually a sign of depression.
They’re going out all the time to avoid feeling sad or lonely
It’s important for people to feel productive after a breakup but if they haven’t been able to do much more than go out and drink, it may be because their emotions are so high that they can only find happiness in escaping reality.
They have no interest in anything anymore
If your ex isn’t doing much of anything and doesn’t seem interested in the things they used to, it could be because depression has set in. They might also feel isolated at work (because of too much time alone) or in public (for lack of confidence). Although this may not be the case, as they may be trying not to think about you.
They’re always thinking about your ex
If your ex is constantly messaging or calling you but then deleting everything, it could be due to depression which can come with grief and loss. Depression often comes with a belief that one’s life has no meaning without a loved one.
They don’t want to go out with friends or family members.
When your ex doesn’t want to go out with friends or family members, it might be a sign that they’re unhappy. They may not have anything in common with their friends and may feel like outsiders because of this. Your partner will appear lonely if they don’t know how to socialize outside of the relationship. This also means they won’t have anyone to turn to for comfort.
They find it hard to be happy about anything they do that doesn’t involve you anymore.
When your ex doesn’t find it easy to be happy about anything they do that doesn’t involve you anymore, this is another sign of their misery. They may not feel like life is worth living if the person who made them so happy throughout all those years isn’t there anymore. This could lead them to a deep depression or even suicide.
They’re always in a bad mood, which has led to them lashing out more often.
When your ex is always in a bad mood and it’s leads to them lashing out more often, this is yet another sign they might be miserable without you. They may feel anger when talking about the relationship with others or even just themselves. They’re also more likely to be aggressive toward others because they can’t find any negative aspects of the relationship and it’s just all too perfect in their eyes.
They never talk about themselves.
When your ex never talks about themselves and just bottoms out in their misery, this is also a sign they’re not happy. They may feel inadequate when talking to others or that the only person who still needs them is you. This will make them want to shut down and isolate themselves from everyone else because of how insecure they’ve become without you.
They unfriended you on Facebook or Instagram
If your ex has unfriended you on Facebook or Instagram, it’s a sign they’re not happy. They may feel like if they can’t keep up with their social media profile because of the breakup then there is no point in trying to connect with anyone else either. This is also an indication that they want nothing to do with anything that reminds them of you.
They’re constantly doing what they please to do and are never open for discussion.
If your ex is always doing whatever they want without any regard for how it will affect others, or if they don’t seem willing to discuss anything with their partner, this could be a sign that the breakup has left them feeling unfulfilled.
They’re always complaining about how bad their life is without you in it anymore.
When your ex seems to be constantly complaining that their life isn’t the same without you, this could be another sign they are miserable and unhappy. They may not see any purpose for living if the person who made them so happy throughout all those years isn’t there anymore. This might lead someone to get depressed or even commit suicide.