The holidays are here, and with them comes the so-called cuffing season. With the added pressure to be in a relationship, the urge to text your ex might increase. But to save you the frustration, embarrassment, and ultimate regret, here are some ways to help you refrain from texting your ex.
Get to the Bottom of the Issue
When you feel the urge to text your ex, take a step back and think about why. Are you really interested in starting things back up with them? When you figure out the root cause of these feelings, you can more accurately determine whether it’s a good idea to contact them.
Think About the Future
When you think about texting your ex, you are likely thinking about the immediate benefits instead of the long-term consequences. A few months from now, do you want to be in a relationship with this person? Or is this just a temporary bandage for loneliness during the holidays?
Download an App
If your breakup was recent and you’re having a hard time moving on, you can always enlist the help of an app. Research the best one for your situation and rely on it to help you through this challenging time.
Keep Yourself Busy
Whether you start a new project, take a class, binge watch a TV show, or delve into a good book, keep yourself busy. Some people like to go off the grid with friends or simply hit the gym to clear their heads. Whatever you need to do to avoid the urge to text is unique to you.
Build a Support Network
Odds are, you will feel less compelled to text an ex when you are around other people, so don’t be afraid to lean on your close friends and family to keep you busy. Your support network is the perfect distraction as you move through the breakup at your own pace.
Text a Friend
In some instances, part of the urge to reach out to an ex is the radio silence we experience on our phones. To combat that feeling, fill that void with someone else by texting or calling a friend or family member.
What tips do you have to keep you from texting your ex? Share with us in the comments below!