Moving on after a breakup, especially when the relationship was long-term, can be very difficult. Not everyone has the social and emotional tools to be straight with you, following a break up -- or even leading up to one. And feelings aren't always straightforward! That's why you'll see behavior that may seem indirect or passive aggressive, or back and forth. People who break up with you do the best they can with what they have, and while it's frustrating and sometimes hard to grasp what's going on or if it's really over, it's important to try and keep perspective so you can have a handle on what YOU should do next. Clinging to strands of the ending relationship and giving them meaning that they don't really have, is common -- when it's hard to let go.
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