ARE YOU IN A ‘ZOMBIE RELATIONSHIP’?
You and your guy ended things months ago – but you’ve upheld your Sundaynight fro-yo tradition and just got off the phone with his mom. Yeah … you’re in what Ty Tashiro, author of Awkward: The Science Of Why We’re Socially Awkward And Why That’s
Awesome, calls a ‘zombie relationship because it’s half-living, half-dead’. Most people stay in contact with an ex because they know they can rely on that person or because of sentimental value, according to an Oakland University study. But the same study suggests others might have darker motivations, since people with antagonistic traits are more likely to maintain ties for pragmatic reasons such as wanting money, or for easy access to sex. Take an honest look at why you’re keeping an ex around. If it’s for unhealthy reasons, it’s time to wipe out this zombie – and cool it with the calls to his mom too!