But if it’s weekly emails and you partner isn't devoted, then you have a legit concern, Hax says.Your partner may not have cut the cord A new relationship is all about trust, Sherman says.If you’re having problems addressing the issue but really feel it’s worth working on, it may be time to seek help from a couple's therapist.

You can gently and tactfully suggest keeping those pretty frames and filling them together with new memories of the two of you.

Watch out for a partner who turns affections on and off. Your partner may be cold and pull away when feeling guilty about not having given the same kind of love in the past relationship.

There’s no way to know for sure without talking to your partner about your concerns.

But how do you know when you need to have that talk?

Holding on to previous romantic attachments creates feelings of distrust and can stymie an otherwise promising relationship.

So are you wondering if your honey's heart still rests in the hands of a past love?

“But," says marriage and family therapist Joan Sherman, "if it’s happening 24-seven, it’s a problem.

It’s going to keep both of you from enjoying the new relationship.” Sherman says if you're hearing every detail and story about the former relationship, it’s probably a sign that your partner hasn’t moved on.

Then the passion may get turned up again when your partner feels guilty for withdrawing from you.

One of the symptoms of not being ready to move on is the “I love you, but I’m not in love with you” talk. ’ it can build a barrier to moving forward,” Gray says.

Looking at souvenirs from a relationship is part of the healing process.