My ex is dating someone else

And we naively decided that Garrett following me from our hometown of Cincinnati to LA would help us find answers.

Two months, two thousand miles, and a few time zones later, we realized our time was up.

I also decided not to immediately tell dates I was living with an ex, because I realized that if someone I liked was doing the same thing, it would make me jealous. However, one guy who I ended up casually seeing for a few months was totally cool with it.

Yes, the truth must come out sooner or later, but it’s important to feel out the appropriate time to reveal it., my first instinct was to confide in Garrett.

The catch was, we had signed a one-year lease, and neither of us could afford the place on our own.

The first night I didn’t come home, I woke up to an angry voicemail.

This was maybe a month after our breakup and, without thinking, I played the super-awkward message with last night’s date in the room.

Before the big move, my three-year relationship with my then-boyfriend, Garrett*, was in an uncertain place.

I wouldn’t say that we were unhappy, but we were pretty much just trudging along. We wondered whether we were too young to settle — or to settle down.

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