The Different Types Of Ex-Boyfriends

The 7 Types Of Ex-Boyfriends You Need To X-Out Of Your Life, For Good

There are many different ways that people react after breaking up with someone, and here are seven of the most "popular" types of exes.

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While I'm sure there are a million other types of exes you could come up with, these are the seven that I've noticed the most either in my own life or in my friends' relationships.

1. The salty ex

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This is the ex who texts you all the time, but it's always something petty. He can't stop talking about you but also "doesn't care that you guys broke up and is completely fine," sees you at a bar and makes a move on every female in a five-mile radius. Run. He probably has a ridiculous insecurity complex and feels the need to serial-date someone to make himself feel better.

2. The psycho ex

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This is the ex who stalks your location on Snapchat, randomly shows up everywhere that you are, sends you creepy texts... this is the one who still texts you like four years after you break up and still tries to flex about his new girlfriend. I have one message for exes like this: GET A LIFE!

3. The depressed ex

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These type of exes are the worst... they're the ones who text you at all hours saying they can't go on without you and they're just lost without you. Many times, they turn into one of the ex types described above. While it's completely reasonable to be upset after a relationship ends, you don't need to let the whole world know that your world is falling apart.

4. The angry ex

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This ex is SCARY. He's the type to get blackout drunk and yell at you. Avoid this one at all costs. Do not text, do not make contact, block him if necessary, just don't associate with him. It's safer and better for you in the long run, trust me.

5. The friendly ex

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This is probably the best type to have. You guys are still friends, you can be in the same room without killing each other and you're both happy for the other that you broke up in a nice way. Heck, maybe you can even introduce your new boo to him without fearing for your, or his, life.

6. The ex who's always trying to get back together

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This is the one who texts you about just trying to "grab food" or "do some homework." That's not at all what he's trying to do: He realized he messed up, and he's trying to win you back. Be careful about this one. There's a reason you guys ended things, but maybe you could work things out.

7. The ex you hate but your parents love

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EVERYONE has an ex like this: the one who was super nice to your parents but not you. Obviously, he has no chance of getting back with you, but it's still annoying to hear about him two years after you guys broke up at Thanksgiving dinner. No, Grandma, I haven't talked to him and no, I don't plan to.

While there are many, many types of exes, there's one thing they all have in common: they're exes!

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21 Reasons You Should Date Someone Who Was A Camp Counselor

Spouse and parent material, all wrapped up in an animal shirt, Nike shorts, and Chacos.
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1. They shop at Goodwill mostly... low maintenance you could say?

SEE ALSO: The ABC's Of Summer Camp

2. They are pretty awesome at talking to parents... opening days have given good practice for them. Give them 15 minutes and they will become best friends with your parents.

3. Their best friends actually are long distance...so you can wait a while to meet their besties who will want to know everything about you and make sure your intentions are good.

4. They have learned how to look decently presentable without showering for a week... maybe two...you may or may not like this one.

5. They are always down for adventure... sure let's hike for eight miles uphill in the middle of the week!

6. They know what it is like to be woken up at 2 a.m. because someone wet their bed... mom training.

7. They also know how to give the "modest is hottest" talk to the teenage campers... and will help give you a classy future daughter.

8. Building fires is their hidden talent... if you ever get stuck on a deserted island with them they can help you.

9. Animal shirts are a common clothing item... they know how to have fun.

10. They throw killer dance parties... ones your grandma would approve of.

11. They are used to being publicly embarrassed for others (their campers') enjoyment... and usually can take a joke or prank well.

12. They also know how to prank you back... summer camp prepares you for awesome prank wars.

13. If you want to see her with no makeup on just look at her camp photos... natural beauty?

14. They actually love children... they chose to spend a whole summer loving other people's kids; imagine how awesome they will treat their own.

15. Chances are they are a really fun person and will bring out your inner child... yes, climb that random tree and paint your face because it is Wednesday.

16. Their "real job" will come later in life... they will end up being successful. Most employers love to hire former counselors, so it is not a waste of a summer.

17. They know how to hide their favorites in life really well... so if they choose to date you they are basically saying you are their favorite and that is a big deal to them.

18. They have learned how to eat unhealthy food every day for a whole summer and stay in shape... or try to at least.

19. They also are obviously not a diva when it comes to material needs...they went a whole summer without even air conditioning and never complained.

20. If they love you anything like they love their campers your needs will always be put first...they are some of the most selfless people you will ever meet.

21. They love God, living for Him, and have already made a difference in many children's lives... they are the real MVPS.

If you are still looking for a place to work this summer and love adventure, Jesus, and children, apply for Camp Crestridge for Girls; they still have many positions available. I'll be there so you should too!

If you are a boy apply for Camp Ridgecrest for Boys!

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To The Boy I Fell In Then Out Of Love With, A Final Message

I want people to understand it is VERY possible to fall in love with the wrong person.

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It wasn't right.

And as much as it pains me to come to this realization, it's also liberating.

I fell in love with you. But I fell in love with the wrong person.

I'm sorry for trying to change you. I'm sorry for trying to reconstruct who you are as a person. But, because I now see these red flags and understand the emotional exhaustion we caused each other, I know now it can't work. I had too much hope in the potential — the what could have been. The impossible. I envisioned the ideal, picturesque relationship with you. I thought that if you changed the things I wanted you to change, everything would be fine. I couldn't force you to do that, though. I couldn't keep forcing anything.

There are so many beautiful things about you I will cherish forever.

I see so much good in you that a lot of people couldn't. Our relationship was special and strong in certain ways. You were the first person I ever really fell for. And for that, I will hold a place in my heart for you that will never, ever leave, no matter who comes into my life.

You are irreplaceable.

That being said, it's important to also note where things went wrong. Where things just couldn't be fixed. Where tireless effort just wasn't worth it anymore.

Love isn't supposed to be easy, but it also shouldn't be nearly as difficult as we made it out to be. I'm sorry we couldn't love each other. Maybe in another time or another life, it will be different. But it won't work now.

To the boy I fell in love with, I loved you, but I can't be with you.

I want people to understand it is VERY possible to fall in love with the wrong person. Red flags can pervade, but you will push them under the table because you don't want them to be true. I want people to realize you can still find so much good in a person and fall for a person for so many different reasons, but they STILL aren't right for you. All of this is real and valid and NEEDS to get addressed. If not, you will find yourself in an endless, toxic cycle of hurt and heartache.

Below, I've attached an article written by Kristine Fellizar entitled "20-Easy-To-Miss Signs You're In Love With The Wrong Person." I would make a list myself, but I feel like her list explicates this topic well, and I related to many of the ideas embedded in her piece.

Don't look at your past relationships as a mistake. Learn and grow from one another. Find that person that shouldn't have to change anything for you. You deserve a love that is wholesome and worth it.

You can be happy. Love someone for them. No more molding. No more wishful thinking. Just loving.

Easy, simple loving.

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