8 “Traces of Your Ex” You Should Ditch to Reassure Your Jealous Boyfriend

5. “Weird rules” that you and your ex-boyfriend used to share, like not using emoticons in text messages

“My boyfriend asked me, ‘why don’t you use emoticons?’ and I couldn’t respond.” Your boyfriend might be suspicious of a deal you made with your ex, which has unintentionally become part of your routine. Better yet, you could suggest it to your current boyfriend as your own rule, like, “Why don’t we make this our deal?” This might help him accept it more naturally.