My boyfriend keeps texting his ex-girlfriend but claims they're just friends

DEAR DEIDRE: MY boyfriend is always on the phone with his best friend – a woman he briefly dated two years ago.

I’m 25, he’s 27 and we’ve been dating for a year.

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He met this woman, now 26, at college.

They dated for three months until they both moved away. Now she’s “like a sister” to him.

We moved in together last month. Before then, I hadn’t realised how often he speaks to her.

If they’re not video calling, they’re texting – the conversation is constant.

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Also, he always takes her calls in the other room.

I love that he’s got a really close friend but I wonder if there is more to it.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It’s not surprising you feel uneasy – the constant conversation is diverting your boyfriend’s attention away from your relationship.


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Ask him to reduce the time he spends on his phone and let him know the amount of private conversations they have is unsettling you.

My support pack Standing Up For Yourself has some useful tips.

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