Ask teamed up to discuss what we hate to hear about our new flames' past relationships.Here, the male editors of AM tell Cosmo girls how to bend the truth so you don't bruise his ego.He will drop the subject and the destination idea because he won't want to take you there anymore.It's fine: You wouldn't have liked Sea World the second time anyway.Mention that you've actually been thinking about buying yourself a new one — and who knows, you may get it as a gift in the near future.Avoiding an argument once on how to decorate the apartment.Guys have trained themselves to say something complimentary about your personal appearance, whether it's a nice pair of earrings or a sparkling necklace.If you say that the old fling bought it for you, it's another way of saying, "Every time I put it on, he comes to mind." Men would like to think that you never, ever think of the ex under any circumstances.
Both of you led a life before love thrust you into each other's arms.It will make gatherings with friends and family easier if your guy is blissfully unaware that everyone in the room might be wishing the old boyfriend was still in the picture. ") Let the new guy know that while the ex was loved by all, that was only because they saw one side of him, not the person you were around. Popular with Dad and e-mail buddies with your best friend, you're the only one who really has to like him. Also remind him that he doesn't have to spend every dime he makes on making you happy. He can start by buying some clothes for going out that don't involve his favorite sports team. Even if the ex was a jerk, and you never want to be with him again, the fact that you are still dwelling on the past or carrying baggage makes it seem that in some odd way you still think about the ex.He doesn't want to know you think about the ex for any reason.Your current flame doesn't really care about your ex's pregnant sister, or his upcoming audition for Top Chef." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539f8ef8bb6cb_-_sure-hes-fine-lgn.jpg?resize=768:*" /Even if you e-mail constantly or talk once a week, it's best just to let the current boyfriend think that you don't really keep in touch with the ex.You see, the truth isn't always the best option.Our egos are easily bruised (as are our nipples, but that's a whole other article), so a woman should take a careful approach when talking about her ex.He might have experienced the same in a previous relationship, but do you want to hear all about how some woman scorned him and he is still licking his wounds? " to find out how much you two stay in touch." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539f8ef899eeb_-_hes-doing-great-lgn.jpg?resize=768:*" /Some couples keep in touch after breaking up.Even if the ex ripped your heart out, don't make it seem like you are hung up on it.You are with a great guy now, and that's all that matters. He is just asking, "Have you talked to your ex lately?