I have recently been dating some women who have recently been divorced. I find that often times they talk about the ex as a way of justifying now being single. One of the things that I have done that seemed to end that was that whenever she went to talk about the Ex, I made a rule. For every minute she talked about him, she had to talk about her kids instead. She would smile and switch the topic. I know that a lot of the wounds are still very fresh, but as a guy I don’t want to hear about the guy who was a douche. In a lot of ways I feel like it makes me look better though!