Depending on how things ended, running into an ex can bring on a whole slew of emotions. I ran into one I thought I would be happy to see. Instead I left the encounter feeling a little shocked and confused.
I noticed him before he realized I was there. I had to do a double take because, when I saw him, I almost didn't recognize him. He hasn't changed much in appearance, but his behavior blew me away. This couldn't be the same guy…I could never go out with somebody like that… He glanced up and caught my eye, and before I knew it, he was making his way over to me.
I don't think any breakup is easy. It's hard when someone you cared a lot about, someone who was a huge part of your life, is suddenly gone. Our breakup was pretty amicable though. We ended up wishing each other the best before going our separate ways.
Talking to him was painful. Not because I still have feelings for him. It was painful because I felt like I was talking to a complete stranger. There were a few moments where I thought I glimpsed the guy I once knew, but they were fleeting.
I can't help but wonder, is it possible for people to change this much? Or was I just blind to who he truly is?