‘I am getting an insight into toxic laddish behaviour – and it’s making me sick’

Tell Me About It: ‘My ex is dating a friend of a friend who openly talks about their sex life’

‘I do feel really sorry for my ex, but I can’t really do anything.’ Photograph: iStock

‘I do feel really sorry for my ex, but I can’t really do anything.’ Photograph: iStock

Question: I had been in a relationship that broke up before the lockdown. I have made my peace with the break-up and while it was a challenging period, I do know it was for the best for both of us.

Since Christmas I heard my ex is dating a friend of a friend, a guy I would meet a bit and is a part of a wider gang of my friends. This has created a lot of gossip and nastiness among my group of friends. I am finding out stuff that I really don’t want to know, this guy is really making the most of this drama, loving all the attention and seems to be playing victim in this whole thing.

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