For many people, the end of a relationship means a lot of emotions running wild and free. While it might be impossible to control how you feel, at least control what you text. Before you get too friendly with Jim Beam and start texting your ex, take a minute to read these tips on how to deal with breakups.

Lyrical Relief For How To Deal With Breakups

…And there I was, listening to “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” for the 900th time. When you start voluntarily listening to Air Supply on repeat, you have issues. Welcome to the wonderful world of how to deal with breakups.

I’m not sure about you, but every time I go through a breakup I seem to find one song that fits my emotional state. When parting ways from my ex boyfriend “The Knight of Seduction” it was “Somebody That I Used To Know.” For Eric, my first French boyfriend, it was “Against All Odds.” And then there was Peter, my Swedish meatball, who pushed me towards George Michael and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Fun, fun, fun.

Regardless of the music you choose, one thing is for sure – after you have been down heartbreak alley a few times, you begin to realize that getting over someone requires a few key age-old ingredients: Ben & Jerry’s and lots of self-questioning.

How To Deal With Breakups Without Texting Yourself In The Foot

“Uncoupling” today is even more complex then the days of Myspace and AIM: you also need to stay on top of your text game. So how, and what, should you text during a breakup? While every relationship is different, read on for 5 tips to save you from your own worst enemy – yourself! Because if you really want to learn how to deal with breakups (and win the battle) you need to start thinking of good old you (and your sanity).

1.Change Their Contact Information

Give him a funny/unflattering name such as “Hairy Back” or “Head Case.” This alone makes them less sexy (and let’s face it, it’s also a cheap laugh for you!)

2.Take Them Down

Text enough random people in your address book so that his or her name doesn’t show up on your main message screen. Make re-reading their messages difficult so that you actually have to scroll down (and make a reasonable effort) to find that one message that made you swoon.

Or, better yet…

3.Email Yourself

Email yourself? Why in the world would you want to do that? I’ll tell you why. To get rid of those pesky reminders of your former romantic bliss.

Copy and paste all of their texts into an email, and send it to yourself. This simple trick makes it less likely that you will take a peek at their painful messages. So go ahead and tuck them away in your email! Why not just erase them you may ask? Because, who knows, these messages might one day become the seeds of great text ideas for someone else!

4.Don’t Text Drunk


5.Grand Finale

Send your ex the ultimate break up text – nothing. Indifference, or not caring at all, is the sharpest knife out there. So if you really want to come out on top, keep your keyboard quiet.

The decision to stop seeing someone is tough, and probably the best piece of advice I’ve ever received was to “follow your gut”. I would never suggest leaving someone via text, but if you decide to go that route, here are two different “flavors” or options.

Nice examples:

“You’re a wonderful person, but I don’t feel ready for a relationship.”

“I love getting to know you, but everything is going too fast…we need to slow down.”

“Something doesn’t feel right…I need a break.”

“I’m sorry, but I think it would be better if we stopped seeing each other.”

“We seem to have different lifestyles…I think it is best if we part ways before we both get too involved.”

“You’re amazing, but this isn’t working out”

Less-nice examples:
“I realize that we made a lot of plans for the future…but things have changed.”
“We gave it a try, but I think we both realize it’s over.”
“I want to be honest with you, my feelings have changed and I’m no longer into ‘us.’”
“We need to talk, I need space.”

Focus On The Future

Learning how to deal with breakups is a skill, a skill that unfortunately everyone has to learn. While you are wallowing in post-break up pain, follow these 5 simple texting tips and avoid making too many costly mistakes. Enough about how to deal with breakups. Now, get out there and find someone new!


Claudia Cox

Claudia Cox is a modern communication expert who gives singles and couples alike the tools they need to improve their relationships. She is the creator of The Text Weapon Texting Club, and the author of French Seduction Made Easy. She loves the outdoors, baking tasty treats for friends, and of course, texting.
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