Ex-girlfriend

Dear Queenie,

  My boyfriend’s wife died a year or so before I met him and he never really got over losing her. I tried to be patient and understanding, but his family was very close to her and they kept putting things on Facebook that reminded him of her. I told them how it made him feel and asked them not to do it and when he found out about what I said he broke up with me.

  Queenie, was what I did wrong?—Ex-girlfriend

Dear Ex-girlfriend,

  It was not wrong, but it was not smart. Apparently your (ex-)boyfriend was still mourning for his lost wife and was not really ready to start getting involved with anyone else. He probably will always think of you in terms of what has happened, so I do not think you have any chance of getting back together with him when he is done mourning.