It looks as though Ashton KutcherÂ and Demi MooreÂ may be having a case of the exes. Â Besides having continuous awkward run-ins with each other at different locations in Hollywood, it appears the two havenâ€™t been seeing much of each other since announcing their decision to split-up this past November, amid rumors that Kutcher was unfaithful.Â Although going through a divorce, the former couple was cordial with one another as they crossed paths at the CAA Foundation pre-Golden Globes bash this past Friday. Â Sources told UsMagazine.comÂ that the exes kept their distance most of the evening and briefly said â€śHiâ€ť to each other.
What are some ways to avoid awkward run-ins with an ex?
Depending on the breakup, bumping into your ex can be a bit awkward. Â Here are some positive ways to react when you encounter a previous mate:
1. Be kind: Â Even if your ex Â hurt or cheated on you, try to be kind when you run into them. Â You donâ€™t necessarily have to jump up and give them a big hug as though youâ€™re trying to be their best friend for the next few seconds, but you donâ€™t want to come off as bitter either. Â Keep it simple with a smile and â€śhello.â€ť
2. Keep it simple: Â Prolonging the conversation may bring up old feelings which can cause even more awkwardness. Â So, depending on whether or not you and your ex want that old thing back, keep the conversation to a platonic minimum.
3. Be confident:Â Show your ex that youâ€™re doing just fine without him or her. Â Donâ€™t boast or brag about how great a new partner is or how your life has been extremely over-the-top-magnificent without them. Â Wear your confidence on your sleeve and give a friendly and quick update on the new accomplishments in your life since the split.
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