To mark the release of UNFORGETTABLE, we thought we would take a look at the things to can avoid if you don’t aspire to be a bunny boiler.
If you’re in a relationship:
Don’t read through your partner’s private messages- Trust that they are loyal to you and not messaging their bit on the side. Let them have their space- would you want them looking through all your messages? Didn’t think so. So extend them the same courtesy.
Furthermore- Don’t message someone in their phonebook- If you do this- the person you contact is bound to tell your lover what you’ve done and the trust could be broken forever. If you’re ever in doubt- ask your partner first.
Don’t catfish your partner- Seriously, you have better things to do with your time. Like luring them into bed with you rather than pretending to be a fictional person to see if they’ll talk to you instead of- well- you.
Don’t think about your exes- That’s in the past- think about the here and now and the person you’re with, there is little point in moving backwards.
If you’re single:
Don’t check out your ex’s new flame on the internet- This will only make you feel worse. Even if, in your opinion, you are prettier and more successful than they are- you might still resent the fact they are having fun with someone that no longer can.
Don’t turn up to places hoping you’ll bump into your ex- If they have a favourite haunt- avoid it. Find new places to hang out and make new memories- not mingle with people from your past and in particular- one person who played a very large part in it.
Don’t tell their friends intimate details about your past relationship- You may not like each other anymore- but it’s an unwritten rule- what happened during your time together stays there. It will only encourage them to tell all about you and you might get a nasty surprise when you find out what they’ve remembered. Don’t run the risk.
Don’t date someone close to them- This person may still be loyal to them over you and be passing on info. If not, it could affect their relationship with a good friend. Leave well alone and find someone who has no connection to them so you can have a clean dating slate.
Don’t cut up an ex’s clothes-This is a waste of time- donate them to someone who will benefit from them and invest your time more wisely. It might make you feel better for a moment but it will leave a big mess afterwards that you’ll only have to clean up.
Don’t boil bunnies- Obviously.
Relationship expert Eden Blackman (E4’s Celebs Go Dating) said “You have to allow yourself time to grieve at the end of a long term relationship, particularly if the decision to end it was not yours. It is important to give yourself the time to come to terms with it but equally don’t dwell on what could have been, be positive and think of what can be. The results clearly show just how difficult it can be for some to let go and how relevant this type of storyline is.”
UNFORGETTABLE is a dramatic thriller starring Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses, Knocked Up) and Rosario Dawson (the Sin City films), in cinemas on April 21st. The film focuses on a woman who becomes intensely jealous after her ex-partner gets happily engaged - what follows is a campaign of manipulation and mind games as she wreaks havoc on their relationship.
*Survey by OnePoll of 500 UK Adults who have been in at least one or more relationships
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