394753457The holidays are a time for delicious meals, catching up with your pops and getting berated with questions about your love life — it’s inevitable. And whether you’re with a partner this holiday season or celebrating solo, then perhaps there’s something on your mind — your ex.

So, you send him or her a text. Maybe they sent you one first. It’s like the ghost of Christmas past and apparently, it’s a super common thing.

Now, there’s nothing particularly wrong with messaging an ex and wishing them happy holidays. That’s actually pretty sweet. The problem arises if you’re succumbing to holiday blues or desperation.

Often relationships end for valid reasons such as a lack of compatibility. If this sounds familiar, rather than revisiting a relationship where the same issues could arise all over again, we would suggest spending time with family and friends and enjoying a well-earned break. Going backwards only decreases the odds of finding a new, long-lasting relationship.

Stop staring at the mistletoe and think about why you broke up. Ah, remember those? Don’t dig up the past if you don’t need to, especially if it could make your current partner upset.

Will contacting an ex hurt your current partner’s feelings? 

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