Running into your ex in public is about as comfortable as a colonoscopy. But that doesn’t mean you have to make an ass (!) of yourself if you do. Even if you’re not “over it” yet, you can save face in the event of a surprise sighting.
Here’s what to do, if and when you run into you-know-who, depending on the scenario.
Morning coffee run
I don’t like to answer questions before I’ve had my first cup coffee, let alone make small talk with someone I used to sleep with. If you were ballsy enough to date in your zip code, you have some concessions to make. First, no local watering hole is safe. And second, your lazy weekend coffee run you always loved so much has ceased to be a casual affair. Time to up your attire from sweatpants and bedhead to something that says, “I have my shit together -- even on Sundays.” Just because you know you didn’t #wakeuplikethis, doesn’t mean your ex has to.
BUT: even if you’re not dressed to kill, don’t avoid a conversation. For all they know, you’ve got someone waiting in bed for you back at home. Keep it short, get your coffee, and get the f*ck out of there. Also, look into moving.