Is Brad Pitt using old material in his serious romance with Angelina Jolie?  The longtime duo went on a special date on Monday at de Mondion restaurant at the Xara Palace hotel in Malta’s walled medieval city of Mdina, reports UsMagazine.com.  The couple was spotted walking in hand-in-hand and choosing an outdoor table.  An observer at the restaurant said, “They were very, very romantic … Like a couple in love.”  Despite the love in display, Pitt not only dined at the exact restaurant with his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, in 2003, but they also sat in the same outdoor area.  Before leaving, the then-couple signed the guest book.  “Thanks for the great escape.  Much love, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.”

How do you avoid making your new partner feel like a replacement for your ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

You might’ve finally moved on to a new relationship, but to keep your new sweetheart and avoid making him or her feel like a replacement for your ex, there are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Don’t speak about the ex too much: Avoid over-mentioning your ex to your new partner.  If you can’t stop talking about your ex, that means you aren’t ready to move on to a new relationship.

2. New activities: Try new activities instead of making your partner participate in the ones you and your ex favored together.  You might even discover new talents and interests.

3. New places: Taking him or her to the exact restaurant or trip you enjoyed with your ex is okay, but it’s more exciting when you take your significant other to areas you’ve both never visited.  It’s a more unique and special experience.

Do you have ideas on how to avoid making your new partner feel like a replacement for your ex?  Share your thoughts below.