Sam broke up with his girlfriend on good terms. She even sent him a posting for a job at her internet marketing company. Sam (who's name is changed, because his job's at stake) got the position, and their relationship soon reignited. But then it turned sour again, and four months after their second breakup, his ex began dating another guy at the same company -- the CEO's younger brother.
"I didn't feel spurned," Sam says. "It was just kind of weird that this other guy -- he is what I was. I still felt some irrational feelings of ownership over her."