Dear Keke and Kat: BF Dumped Me to Date My Ex
The audacity. No one wants to be dumped, but definitely no one wants to be dumped for their own ex. Stick with me on this one:
Dear Keke and Kat,
My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly a year. My ex runs in a similar circle as us, but I don't hang out with my ex on the regular. We recently ran into him while out and with a group of people. My boyfriend and ex spent a lot of time talking. I didn't find this weird, because they've met before in passing, plus it was a lot of us hanging out.
Fast forward to just a week later, and my boyfriend, now ex, breaks up with me out of nowhere. There was nothing that happened, I didn't see it coming at all. And he wouldn't give me a reason other than that he "needed space".
Well within days, I find out he and my ex are dating. Yes, my ex boyfriend is dating my other ex boyfriend. Not just awkward, but messed up too. My exes were essentially flirting that night right in front of me and I'm sure they probably talked behind my back before I was actually dumped.
I'm so angry and feel like I was wronged by both of them. I don't even know what to do or say when I see them, and I know I will at some point because again, we have a circle of friends that will overlap. Do I call them out?
I'd be upset as well, but calling them out won't probably do anything for him other than making him feel validated in the moment. Knowing that you'll see them, maybe have something planned that will give you the upper hand and not look petty. Because having the upper hand at the end of a breakup is always what's important.