10 Sad Signs Your Girlfriend Isn't Over Her Ex Husband

Last updated on May 1, 2024 by Michelle Devani

Are you a man who is dating a divorcee?

Are you suspicious that she isn't completely over her ex-husband?

Do you worry that they might be on the path to romantically reuniting?

This is a fear that goes through the heads of many men when they date women who were previously married, but there are signs to look for that show that a husband-and-wife reunion is on the cards.

In this guide, I'll list some of the most common signs of a girlfriend not being over her ex-husband.

These signs will give you a good idea of your girlfriend's mindset, and the health of your relationship in general.

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With that said, let's now take a look at the list of signs that your girlfriend is still having strong feelings for ex-husband. This guide will also give you some tips on what to do if you're in this situation. So, let's dive in!


Why Is She Not Over Him?

1. Time

Just imagine, your girlfriend has to struggle, trying to get over her long time memory with her ex husband. They have been together for long, spending time in marriage is clearly different from just a relationship. She might needs time to recover fully, you should be there supporting and comforting her whenever she needs you.

You might want to read: 26 Hurtful Signs I'm Wasting My Time with Her

2. The Reason Behind The Divorce

Divorce happens out of various reasons. Some because of affair, economic problems, overloading fights, or just any other things that people can't name one by one. If what happens is that her ex stops loving her, then it will probably be hard for her to move on. If she's the one who did something bad and regret things, she might finds it hard to just let go without trying to do something about it.

3. Heart Wants What It Wants

heart wants what it wants

This is the most probable reason somehow. We all know moving on is a process, which isn't easy at all. All you can do is to try your best at impressing, caring, loving her as much as you can for her to forget her past easily. For you girls, here are tips about How to Move On from a Relationship when You are Still in Love.

10 Signs She's Not Over Her Ex Husband

Here's Signs Your Girlfriend Isn't Over Her Ex Husband:

1. She Talks About Him A Lot

It's okay to talk about ex to a new boyfriend. But when she started to talk about him too much, like she can relate a lot of things to him, then he’s probably still in her mind.

2. She Compares

When she still has reason to compare you with her ex, then she probably can't stop admiring him yet.

3. She Feels Distant

If she can't open up to you that much, well you can feel it yourself when she's keeping a distance from you. She might keep a boundary, trying to just talk about light things and won't let you get into her personal life too deep. That might be when she's still stuck in her past.

4. She's Jealous

What's more signs your girlfriend isn't over her ex husband? If her ex meets someone new and somehow she knows it, you can try to check her reaction out. Does she get irritated, annoyed, and jealous? She won't be bothered by her ex husband’s love life is she has moved on completely.

You can also read: 20 Ways to Get Over Jealousy Issues in A Relationship

5. Contact

When your girlfriend stays in touch with her ex husband, in this case not just casually about kids or stuffs, then you might get suspicious. As long as the contact is not too deep, then it's nothing. But hey, if she's keeping that interaction quite intense and she's happy with that,... what could it be?

6. She Remembers

she remembers

People have memories, and erasing those is not possible. But if she brings up her old memories unconciously, remembering the whole detail, thinking about that a lot, then it might be something more than ‘remember’.

7. Look At Her Eyes

When accidentally she passed by her ex husband, search for clues in her eyes. It might be tricky but try to sense the look. If she looks so excited or maybe her eyes show something like sparkle, then maybe there's something fishy

8. She Stalks

If you happen to find out that she's stalking her ex, keeping an eye on her ex husband's life, then maybe she still lives in her past. She wouldn't feel curious if she has let go of her ex completely, would she?

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9. Keeping Stuffs

Old photos, gifts from ex husband, if those stuffs are still with her, then probably she still wants to look at it somehow.

10. She ‘Protects' Him

Ever heard your girlfriend frequently says things that shows she’s on her ex side? She's trying to protect him by saying things that put him in a good position. You can simply say, she's defending him.

Read also : 31 Horrible Signs Your Girlfriend Still Has Feelings For Her Ex

Dealing With Her

Knowing that she's not over her ex husband might be upsetting, but don't stay still. Take a close approach to the circumstances to know better what to do as her new boyfriend. Here are few tips on dealing with a girlfriend who's not over her ex husband:

1. Be There

be there

Things aren't easy. She might be struggling hard by herself trying to get over her ex husband. As her new guy, you should stay still and be there as her new hiding place. Let her lay herself on your chest whenever she feels depressed. Be there, she needs your support. Try to do things according to these Ways To Make Your Girlfriend Want You More.

2. Distract

Sometimes it's just hard to go through a divorce on her own. Do something to distract her, help her to shift her focus from his ex husband. Maybe you can ask her out, taking her to a new place, doing activities that will excite her, and try to avoid things that can remind her about her ex husband.

3. Be Understanding

You need to be patient, give her time and space to fully recover from her divorce without frustating her.

4. Don't Force Things

Although you love her, you can't force her to move on completely to you. You have to learn to do your best and accept the fact.

5. Ask

Making speculations is the worst. You can get jealous all the way, then it turns out she's fall for you and forgets her past. You never know what's in her mind. Asking directly in the right way will help you to build better relationship with her.

6. Tell Her

Support and tell her how much you love her with some of these  Creative and Cute Ways To Tell Your Girlfriend You Love Her.

In Summary

Heart is a complicated things that no one can read or predict. Feeling is also something people can't force. Knowing how she’s stuck in her past is not a good thing. But being there for her is definitely the best thing a guy can offer to a girl.

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.
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