Dear Ms. Meniscus, My ex-boyfriend has a new girlfriend he's been seeing for six months now. We live near each other, but I don't want to run into them. I like the idea of him as he was -- without her. I find myself ducking around corners anytime they're near. What do I do? -- Brooke in Boulder
First, you must end this fantasy of viewing him "as he was." He is not your boyfriend anymore. In fact, if he's been dating this new gal for half a year, he is really not your boyfriend anymore. Move on.
Once you've accepted the situation, quit hiding. It's better to say "Hello" face-to-face -- with your dignity intact.
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