WATCH: Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino’s tips on dealing with an ex
What do you do when you are in an awkward situation of having to deal with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend? Let hugot queen Angelica Panganiban and her good friend (and ex) Carlo Aquino help you out.
Television personality Bianca Gonzalez thought the two actors and real-life former lovers were the “pinaka-swak” (best) to give advice on this topic in her latest “Paano Ba ‘To?” vlog uploaded on her YouTube channel Monday, Oct. 8.
Despite their past, Aquino and Panganiban were game to share tips and rules on dealing with a former flame. One aspect they talked about is texting your ex while you are still fresh from the break up.
“Kung ikaw yung iniwan, ‘wag kang makipag-communicate,” Aquino said. “Hayaan mo muna lumipas yung panahon. ‘Wag agad-agad.”
(If you were the one who got left behind, do not communicate. Just let time pass, don’t be in a rush.)
Panganiban too had her own advice: “Siguro ‘pag napag-usapan niyo ng maayos, at natapos niyo ng maayos, ‘wag ka nang magpa-bebe.” (Maybe if you talked it out and ended things properly, don’t be like a baby anymore.)
When it comes to stalking your ex’s social media posts, Panganiban and Aquino agreed it is not advisable to do so. However, they said it would be an “immature” thing to do if you decide to unfollow the ex. Panganiban suggested the “mute” option where his/her posts will not appear on your feed.
What about when you and your ex suddenly encounter each other at an event? For Aquino, the best way to approach him/her is with a simple “hi!” “May pinagsamahan kayo eh, although hindi na kayo, kausapin mo pa rin,” he explained. (You two had history. Although you’re not together anymore, talk to him/her still.)
And when it comes to the relationship with the ex’s family and friends, Panganiban advises not to cut these. Based on her experience, she said she built friendships and good relationships with her ex’s parents. JB
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