27 Things To Do Instead Of Texting Your Ex

27 Things To Do Instead Of Texting Your Ex

I know you want to text him or her... but here are several BETTER things to do with your time.

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Heartbreak sucks, being bored sucks, being lonely sucks... yet, these are not reasons to text your ex! Instead, here are things to do instead of texting your ex.

1. Try doing yoga.

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There's no better way to relax and still feel like you're getting exercise at the same time. Yoga is great for so many things and can definitely help will all of the stress that your ex probably caused. Brett Larkin has some amazing yoga for beginners on Youtube!

2. Delete social media for the day. 

Seeing their posts all over your feed prompts the idea that they want to hear from you. It's a lie. Just take a break from it all and do something more productive.

3. Go somewhere new! 

Sometimes exploring can be a lot of fun. Exploring by yourself is even more fun since you can fully discover who you are alone. Or, bring your roommates along too!!

4. Dye your hair. 

I know there's so many cliché posts about this, but you'll feel like a new person. {Your ex's name} who?

5. Go for a run.

If you're into that sort of thing...

6. TREAT YOURSELF. 

If you're a girl, go get your nails done, get a massage, take a hot bath, use a bath bomb, etcetera... If you're a guy, I'm not sure what to tell you. Go get some ice cream maybe? Do guys like ice cream still?

7. Start a Pinterest board of all your favorite things. 

This might be really girly, but it's so important to constantly be reminded of things that bring you Joy. If you're more into crafts, do this with a poster board and cut out things from magazines.

8. Print new pictures. 

If every single picture that you have in your room includes your ex, it's time to take them down, Go to the store and print out new photos of you and your super cool friends doing things!

9. Do a cartwheel in every store within a 5-mile radius.

Spice up your life a little, do cartwheels.

10. Write a happy song. 

If you're into the whole music scene, write a happy song and perform it for all of your adoring fans on your Snapchat. Or just sing it inside your room. It's up to you!

11. Go to Build-A-Bear. 

I don't care if you're 12 or 23. Build-A-Bear is a place for all ages to recieve happy bears and someone to snuggle with. BOOM- I just solved your lonely problem.

12. Call a friend. 

Some of my best advice is that whenever you feel like texting your ex, pick another friend and call them. I had a designated friend that I would text each time I felt like texting someone I wasn't supposed to, and it worked out perfectly.

13. Read. 

I'm sure you didn't have a lot of downtime before, but now you do! Go to Half Price Books and pick out something for yourself!

14. Watch a new Netflix/Hulu/ Amazon Prime Series. 

A virtual adventure! How cool does that sound?

15. Go shopping.

Retail therapy. Am I right, ladies?

16. Write a love letter to yourself. 

Hype YOURSELF up. You are awesome and deserving of love!!

17. Take a nap. 

You can't text if you're sleeping, right?

18. Create a blog. 

Aside from this blog, I do in fact have another one. If you need a place to vent on the internet, this is the perfect thing for you!

19. Post affirmations EVERYWHERE. 

If you need to pick yourself up, write all over your mirror what YOU need to hear every single day. My favorites are:

"I am loved"

"I am beautiful"

"I don't need anyone to be my happiness"

20. Compliment everyone that you know. 

Sending a quick text to everyone (minus your ex) with a sweet compliment will help you to feel better & keep your mind away from them.

21. Take yourself on a date. 

This might fall under "treat yourself", but honestly go out and do something that you enjoy by yourself. It's liberating to not worry about anyone else for a change.

22. Create a challenge for yourself. 

Ladies, try going 30 days without makeup, or 30 days drinking a certain amount of water. It's 2019. Better yourself!

Men, try going 30 days without a cheeseburger or your favorite fast food. Also, drink water. Make a plan to workout every day. Or, challenge yourself to compliment everyone you pass. It's 2019 which means it's time to be gentlemen and not be bitter over a past relationship.

23. Buy a fish. 

That way, you now have a pet to distract you. Mine is named Squirt.

24. Cook a delicious meal.  

One of the most rewarding things is making a fantastic meal and being extremely satisfied afterwards.

25. Clean. 

The best way to keep busy is finally deciding to tackle the garage or your closet that you've been putting off for months. Clean everything that you can and de-clutter your life.

26. Have a slumber party with friends.

Also, this has nothing to do with your age or gender. Plan the best dang slumber party that you can. Even make a pinterest board for it. If you're 21+ this party can include some wine!

27. Create a goal board. 

Since they're gone, what do you want to do with your life? Goal boards are a cheap and fun way to feel like you have your life together.

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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
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Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

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I Asked 11 People To Tell Me Their Worst Date Experiences, And These Are Their Stories

Vulgarity, awkwardness, and embarrassment ahead. Read with caution.

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Let's face it, my fellow millennials... dating is fucking hard. There are creeps, assholes, cheapskates, gold diggers, and there are people just looking to get into your pants and leave. It's a wild world out there in the dating pool, and I've asked 11 people to share with me their worst ever dates. Here's what they had to say...

1. Magen, 28

"I went to see a movie with this guy I was lukewarm about. He was excited about the movie and told me it looked really good. Turns out it's a horror film where the protagonists are all being murdered by a young woman/poltergeist that appears in photos before killing them. Then it turns out that everyone that died gang-raped and murdered the young woman. Then after the movie, he asked me to get in the back seat: No. Then he tried to make out with me: No. When I said I wanted to go home he drove in silence for the whole 20 minutes. A week later he messaged me that if I converted to Islam we could get married. So, basically, he was a psycho."

2. Emma, 20

"I once went over a guy's house for a second date with him. The first was two days before, and it was a blind date, so I didn't really know him well. When I got to his house, we went up to his room to watch 'Up.' His room was filthy. He had dirty socks, underwear, and clothes everywhere. His bed was unmade, too. I sat up and leaned against his headboard as he sat about a foot away from me, awkwardly leaning back on his elbows. After the movie was over, I made up an excuse to leave, saying I had to clean my house for my mom. He walked me to my car and kissed me out of nowhere. He then proceeded to ask me to officially be his girlfriend. I told him that we should go on more dates and see where it goes from there. I drove back to my house and when I got home, I texted him and told him I didn't see it going anywhere."

3. Emily, 25

"A guy asked me to lick his asshole in the middle of dinner."

4. Michael, 25

"I was walking up to a restaurant and just happened to walk past my date when she was snorting Xanax in her car. I turned right around and drove to Wendy's and got a Baconator."

5. Lily, 22

"On my first date with a guy, I drove him to Sonic. He flirted with the waitress and I had to pay for both of our meals because he was 'trying to be more careful with his money.'"

6. Anonymous, 23

"I met a man online to be my new sugar daddy. We only talked for a day and he wanted to meet at the mall. So the morning of I texted him where exactly and he told me to meet at a bar/restaurant. I show up in a t-shirt and white/gray floral workout leggings. We're making awkward small talk. He's telling me about the girls he tried to see before how they all ghosted him and he didn't know why. He was a very attractive man in a rich industry so I was excited to be pretty high on his list. Twenty-five mins into it, I have to use the bathroom. I was feeling crampy all day and knew my period was coming. I excuse myself to the bathroom and walk away. As soon as I get into the restroom, I look in the mirror and see a HUGE bloody stain on my ass. I'm EMBARRASSED. I try to dab as much blood out as possible and shove toilet paper in my underwear to use as a pad. I cover my butt with my sweatshirt and walk back to my seat. Luckily the seat was black so it didn't show but I could see a damp spot. He didn't notice I don't think but I needed to change so I suggested we walk around the mall. I tell him I'm gonna run to my car for something then meet back up with him. I found some black leggings in my trunk and change. I met up with him again and he noticed the change but didn't say anything. After we walked around we went back to his car and he gave me $100. He said he wanted to see me again a few days later. The day came to hang out and HE ghosted me."

7. Marilyn, 23

"A boy I met off Tinder took me to a generic, less nice, knock-off of Olive Garden, bought me dinner and then went and watched a movie with his parents. Leans over to me, whispers 'You should take my virginity because I bought you dinner.' His parents asked what he said because I made a weird face and then left."

8. Bree, 26

"I went to see a movie (the first 'Fantastic Beasts') and the guy spent the entire movie talking about how 'his woman' shouldn't work and how he wanted someone to service him. Not the previews. The actual movie itself. No second date, although he texted me every day for a month after."

9. Mia, 20

"I was 15 and I met this guy and we went to a play and then to get dessert. Since neither of us could drive my parents dropped him off at his house after dessert and he kissed me on the forehead and said I love you as he left the car IN FRONT OF MY PARENTS. I had met him like once before."

10. Annie, 21

"We went to see 'Mission Impossible: Fall Out.' He didn't like it, so we left 20 minutes into the movie. We went to go get food (Bonbon Sushi), he made fun of my order, spent the entire date making weird jokes that were definitely not 'first date' type jokes (ex. 'I can tell you're gonna be a handful, figuratively and literally'), told me I was too nice (in a bad way), and that he was mean. I said I don't really like mean, even if it's just joking. He drove me home, asked me to RATE THE DATE (WTF). I said, 'I don't know, I don't really want to do that.' He said, 'Well, I'm asking you to be honest.' I said, 'okay...well...I guess a seven then.' I was being generous. He said, 'Seven?! What could I have done better?' I said, 'Honestly, primarily just being nicer. It's a first date, don't you want to put your best foot forward?' He laughed in my face, said, 'Well, this isn't going to work out then,' and DROVE AWAY! I thought, 'well, at least he knows it wasn't a good date.' Two days later, he texts me asking for a second date..."

11. Ash, 21

"We were friends and then started dating. The relationship was really short-lived and ended up being pretty crappy, but he talked for like a week about wanting to take me out for burgers at a nearby diner and then 'forgot' his card at home. I ended up paying, and he promised he would pay for the next date. Then ghosted me for a week, and when I confronted him about it, he ended up dumping me in front of my dorm building."

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