This weekend I met the woman (a woman?) my ex slept with while we were dating. The one (of many?) he didn’t tell me he’d slept with while we were dating.
We were only dating — he wasn’t my boyfriend, I wasn’t his girlfriend — but we were seeing each other. And he didn’t tell me about her. While I had an inkling at the time that something was going on with them, it wasn’t confirmed until after we split up that they’d had sex. And it wasn’t even from him. I found out from the woman he dated immediately after me (we would have been friends regardless, but our shared ire definitely helped bond us).
Anyhow, I don’t want my ex back, I’m not upset with this woman, but it still jarred me to be brought face to face with her at a party within a company for which she no longer works.
It hit me harder than I thought it would.
I just want to stop being reminded of how shittily he treated me. Is that actually too much to ask for?