Bitter ex-girlfriends are a common phenomenon in dating.
So what makes an ex bitter?
There must be something about you or your relationship that made her go sour.
It’s impossible for any woman to remain sweet and caring after being dumped without explanation or understanding why things didn’t work out between you both, even if she may have deserved an explanation.
Unless she was a toxic individual all along and your relationship was just a honey trap all along (which is possible).
Here are 15 signs that your ex-girlfriend is bitter after breaking up with you:
1) Your ex doesn’t want to communicate with you
She will not respond to your text messages or phone calls. She will let voicemails go unreturned.
She will block you on social media, and if she has a blog, she will delete your comments.
Your old emails and texts will sit in her inbox and be unread, and she will not respond to your emails.
There’s a reason why the first thing that bitter exes do after they break up with you is to go radio silent.
Suddenly, all the text messages, phone calls, and emails from you are a source of irritation.
She may respond a few times out of guilt or to make you go away, but in her heart, she’s hoping that you will get the hint and leave her alone for good.
So this is a sign that your ex is bitter.
2) Your ex is trying to make your life difficult
Bitter exes are often vindictive and want to teach you a lesson.
They want you to know how much they are hurting, and they want to make sure that you know that they have moved on with someone else.
They might start spreading rumors about you at work or among your social circle.
They might pretend like they are going out with someone else but flirt with you behind your back or start dating someone else just to spite you.
Bitter exes will start doing things that make your life difficult.
They can gossip or spread rumors about you at work, or they can start dating someone and try to make it look like you two broke up because she’s just so over you.
On top of that, they might have been close friends with your friends, and they may suddenly stop talking to them just because they are angry at you.
They may even completely stop talking to you, but they will make sure that you know how much they resent you.
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4) Your ex speaks ill of you
Bitter exes will generally speak ill of you to your mutual friends and family and will claim that you are a bad boyfriend.
They will try to get their family and friends to break up with you because they believe that you are a bad boyfriend.
They will post negative things about you on social media and try to get everyone to unfriend you.
These are all signs that your ex is bitter.
She may even go as far as to speak ill of you to your mother or father if they have met one another.
She may try to get her friends to break off with you, or she may even try to get you fired from your job if you are colleagues.
If she’s really trying to make your life difficult, she may even go as far as ruining your career because she is so bitter.
5) Your ex keeps on telling you that she is over you
If your ex keeps on telling you that she is over you or that she never loved you and was just with you because she was bored, she was lonely, or it was a rebound fling, then there is a very high chance that she is bitter.
Bitter exes will try to convince you that they are over you because they want you to suffer.
They want you to know that you deserve to be alone because you dumped them or broke up with them and didn’t give them a reason.
Your ex might also lie to her friends and family that she is over you even if she isn’t just to hurt you more.
She will try to make you feel like you don’t deserve love because you hurt her.
Your ex wants you to feel the pain that she felt when you broke up with her.
6) Your ex returned all your belongings
If your ex returns all your belongings before you have asked her to, then there is a very high chance that she is bitter.
Bitter exes will try to clean up after themselves and not leave any mess behind.
They will also try to make sure that you have all your belongings because they want you to know that they have no hard feelings and that they are just as happy to be free of you as you are to be free of them.
If your ex is bitter, she will want to get over you as quickly as possible.
This means that she will try to make the break-up as clean as possible and will make sure that she doesn’t leave any mess or damage behind when she leaves your place or your life.
She will give back all your belongings and try to leave with no loose ends.
7) Your ex has deliberately left her things at your place
If you broke up with your ex-girlfriend relatively recently, chances are that she deliberately left one or two sentimental items of hers at your place.
This serves two purposes: to remind you of her existence and to make it harder for you to move on from her.
If you dated your ex for a few months or longer, her returning to your place to leave some sentimental item behind is a clear sign she’s still reeling from the breakup and doesn’t want to let go.
She may have been planning this the entire time, and you just didn’t notice.
If you dated your ex for years, she may have left sentimental items behind as a way of “sending a message” to you.
She may be trying to tell you that she’s not ready to let go.
This is especially evident if you broke up with her.
8) Your ex shares “bitter” love quotes on social media
If your ex was ever really into social media, chances are that she’s shared some “bitter” love quotes with her followers at some point during the breakup process.
She may have even shared them after she broke up with you.
Your ex sharing “bitter” love quotes on social media is a clear sign that she’s still processing the feelings of betrayal, hurt, and disappointment she felt during the breakup process.
She may have even blamed you for the breakup if you gave her any reason to think it was her fault.
9) Your ex stalks you on social media
If your ex-girlfriend ever stalks you on social media after the breakup, it’s a clear sign that she’s still very bitter toward you.
Stalking you on social media is a way of trying to stay close to you while simultaneously pushing you away.
Your ex doesn’t want to let go of you because you’re the last remaining sign of her relationship with you.
She doesn’t want to let go of the memories she created with you because those are some of her fondest memories.
Your ex is probably hanging out in your mutual friends’ feeds and lurking in your photos on social media. She may even be secretly reading your private messages and emails.
10) She makes things difficult for you
If your ex-girlfriend ever goes out of her way to make things difficult for you after the breakup, it’s a clear sign that she’s still bitter toward you.
Your ex will likely make things difficult for you if she feels like you wronged her during the breakup process.
She may try to sabotage your career, relationships, and social circle.
Your ex may try to make things difficult for you if she believes that you didn’t try hard enough to make your relationship work.
She may also make things difficult for you if you broke up with her in an “unfair” or “dishonest” manner.
11) They’re overly involved in your love life
If your ex-girlfriend is overly involved in your love life after the breakup, it’s a clear sign that she’s still bitter toward you.
Your ex may be overly involved in your love life if she wants to know who you’re dating, if you’re currently in a relationship with someone, or if you’re single.
Your ex may be overly involved in your love life as a way of trying to remain “connected” to you while simultaneously pushing you away.
Your ex wants to remain connected to you because you’re the last remaining sign of her relationship with you.
She doesn’t want to let go because those are some of her fondest memories.
12) Your ex is trying hard to make you jealous
A bitter ex, in her attempt to make you jealous, will try to make herself look good in a false light.
She will show you what a great catch she is and how lucky you missed out on, even though you were the lucky one.
She will, as far as she can, show you how she is doing without you and is doing better than ever.
You might be surprised by how often you hear how she is out on dates with new men, how she is now a member of dating sites, how she is meeting new people and getting on with her life.
Your ex is doing whatever she can to show you that she is doing just fine without you, probably because she is aware that she could have done better and knows that she would have done better if you hadn’t ruined everything.
Being bitter is never a good sign. It’s a huge red flag and a signal that something is not quite right.
13) Your ex has turned your family and friends against you
If your ex has turned your family and friends against you, it could mean that she is still feeling bitter, or it could mean that she could be bitter.
Some bitter exes will turn friends and family against you because they want to hurt you and make you feel lonely, but others do it because they want to put a barrier between you two.
They want to make it harder for you to get back together with them and to try to move on with your life.
Your ex doesn’t want you back, but she doesn’t want anyone else to have you either.
She wants to make you lonely and miserable because she feels miserable and lonely herself.
If your ex has turned your friends and family against you, then she has a really negative outlook on life, and there is a chance that she could be a bitter ex.
14) She deliberately left things at your place
There are two reasons why your ex would deliberately leave things at your place: either she wanted to come back and get them, or she wanted to leave a mark.
There are very few reasons for an ex to leave things at your place unless it’s so she can come back for them.
Your ex could have left her favorite set of earrings at your place, or she could have left a souvenir from an exotic trip abroad.
A keychain, her scarf, and her favorite pair of shoes are all things that she could have left deliberately.
Your ex could have left a photo album at your place, one that features your happy memories together.
These photos could be of you two together at a friend’s wedding, or they could be of you two together at your family’s housewarming party.
Your ex could be doing this because she wants to come back and get the things that she left behind, or she wants to leave a mark.
She wants to remind you of her presence, she wants you to be aware that she was there, and she wants you to know that she could have come back.
15) Your ex is doing things she initially despised
If your ex has been doing things that she initially despised, then she is probably bitter.
She is trying to make herself feel better and make you feel worse in the process.
She may have started eating foods that she initially hated, or maybe she has been listening to bands that she initially despised.
She might have even started researching subjects that she initially despised or doing activities that she once hated.
She could have even started to use the things that she initially despised as a way of punishing herself.
She could have taken up smoking, drinking, or even doing drugs as a way of punishing herself for how she treated you, or she could have started doing extreme sports or activities as a way of forgetting to feel.
Bitter exes do whatever they can to make themselves feel better because they can’t forgive themselves for what happened between the two of you.
If your ex is bitter, you should be very careful about contacting her again.
This could make her even more bitter, and it could make her do something that she will regret.
Your ex could become even more bitter, and she could start to stalk you, harass you, or even threaten you.
Bitter exes can be very dangerous exes, even if they are just one-time exes.
You should try your best to avoid them, and you should try your best to not become an ex like this.
If you ever break up with a girlfriend, try to break up with them in the nicest way possible. Don’t be a bitter ex!