It looks as though Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore may be having a case of the exes. Besides having continuous awkward run-ins with each other at different locations in Hollywood, it appears the two haven’t been seeing much of each other since announcing their decision to split-up this past November, amid rumors that Kutcher was unfaithful. 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. Sources told UsMagazine.com that the exes kept their distance most of the evening and briefly said “Hi” 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. Here are some positive ways to react when you encounter a previous mate:
1. Be kind: Even if your ex hurt or cheated on you, try to be kind when you run into them. You don’t necessarily have to jump up and give them a big hug as though you’re trying to be their best friend for the next few seconds, but you don’t want to come off as bitter either. Keep it simple with a smile and “hello.”
2. Keep it simple: Prolonging the conversation may bring up old feelings which can cause even more awkwardness. 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: Show your ex that you’re doing just fine without him or her. Don’t boast or brag about how great a new partner is or how your life has been extremely over-the-top-magnificent without them. 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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