Rachel and Justin announced they had split on February 15 but it's thought that they had separated much earlier.Since going their separate ways, Justin and Jen have both been linked to other famous faces - and newly single The Leftovers actor has most recently been linked to stunning US actress Olivia by a US magazine."As long as you treat it as a deep conversation and not silly gossip, this can bring you closer to a new partner and make you both feel more confident about taking the next steps together," Holmes Hahn says.If you’re not sure when’s the right time to bring up the topic of exes with your new partner, try dropping small conversational clues that you’d like to know or share more. You’re still getting to know each other and the novelty of your relationship hasn’t even begun to sink in yet, much less wear off.For some, this is better known as the honeymoon phase but regardless of what you call it, I think we can all agree it’s probably one of the best phases of any relationship.Someone who is stuck in the past will never be able to focus on their future, which could mean trouble for your new relationship.Holmes Hahn says that one open conversation about your exes should be more than enough to carry you both through the first few months of your relationship.
It's also someone who wants to show you that they were ready to commit in the past and are not suppressing any dark secrets about their romantic history." On the other hand, red flags during this conversation might include aggression or overall discomfort.
I never found out who the sender actually was, but I’ve always suspected my partner at the time; we had recently had the "ex talk" and, honestly, I couldn’t think of anyone else with a motive or any interest in my romantic life to begin with.
Maybe I brought up the topic too soon in the relationship, or maybe I revealed too much — I’ll never know.
Relationship expert Emily Holmes Hahn says the best time to bring up the topic is on or around the third date, but definitely not before.
"I think the ex talk is something that should happen sooner rather than later in a new relationship," she says.
Plus, your new man or lady is less likely to feel jealous or emotional about your romantic history if you address it early on."When you’re in a new relationship, it's natural to be curious about your partner’s former significant others.