Don't get me wrong, you don't want them back. You're done with that relationship. It didn't work out, they may or may not have been a good person, you may or may not wish them well, but regardless, it's done. That being said, there are going to be some things that will always remind you of your ex. Once you encounter them, you'll be brought straight back to a happy time with them. That still won't make you change your mind about getting back together though...hopefully. Here are some things that will always remind you of your ex...
1) Your Song
Oh, young love, with your cliches and cringiness. A lot of relationships before your 20's are often idealised versions of relationships you see on the screen. So you might have chosen a song together. One that encapsulated the nature of your relationship. Now whenever you hear it, you can't help but think about them, which sucked a lot when you broke up because it was a really good song! Now you're over them, you can listen to it without throwing something across the room. Just about.
2) Their Perfume/Cologne
Smells are great memory triggers. As soon as you pass someone who is wearing the perfume/cologne that your ex always wore, you'll be instantly drawn back to a time when you were happy. Even if you hated the scent.
3) Their Jumper
It's cold and miserable out and you know the perfect thing for your outfit would be their old jumper that they never wore because you had it all the time. You had to return it when you broke up (unfortunately). It's one of those things that you wish you could have kept. You might even miss it more than your ex.
4) Craving That Dish They Made
They perfected one dish and would make it for you when you weren't feeling great. Even if it was something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich or signature pasta dish, no one else can re-create it and sometimes it is literally all that you want.
5) References To A Show That You Watched Together
When someone makes a reference to a show you watched together you kind of want to message them, but don't because you shouldn't, you're still giving each other 'space' after all.
6) Seeing The Poster Of That Movie They Were Dying To See
It's not like they're going to stop publicising the movie just because you're dealing with a breakup. But, there are times when you see a trailer for a film that you know that they'd love to see. You can't see it with them...even if you kind of want to.
7) Running Into A Friend You Made Because Of Them
This is even worse if you bump into them and they don't know that you broke up...awkward. You'd never have met this person if it wasn't for your ex, so after you part ways, you find out if you they were your friend or just your ex's friend. Breakups have a way of splitting friendships as well as relationships. Sometimes we miss our ex's friends more than we miss our ex... Oh well, let's hope that soon they'll just be referred to as your friends and not your ex's. Then everything else will just fall into place and you won't be bothered by any other reminders of your ex. You'll just be over it.