5 Rules to Keep You from Hooking Up with Your Ex

Dupa Lipa said it best: One, don’t pick up the phone. You know he’s only calling cause he’s drunk and alone. We get it, getting over an ex is hard. We’ve all been there. There’s those nights where all you want is their comfort to help you sleep, or when you just need to have sex and they’re only a phone call away. Don’t give in though. There are very rare occasions where hooking up with your ex has turned out fine, and this probably isn’t one of them. We’re here to give you five rules to help you in those times of weakness.

  1. Delete their number and the text message thread 

  2. Have your friends keep you in check

  3. #Block #Them

  4. Get under someone else while you’re getting over them

  5. Remind yourself they’re an ex for a reason

1.) Deleting all of your messages gives you nothing to look back on when you’re feeling especially sentimental. There’s no “I love you’s” or “I miss you’s” to read through and bring back old feelings.

2.) Just like having a workout buddy makes it easier to put in work at the gym, having a breakup buddy can do the same. It’s important to have friends that’ll keep you occupied during this hard time. Even if you just want to be alone, try to go out more with your friends more than you would before. This is a great way to keep your mind off of hitting your ex up; and if you get the urge to, your friends will be there to keep you in line

3.) I know, you’ve probably heard this a million times from your friends as well, but it really is the biggest step in getting over an ex. Block their number, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Just do it. This is a great preventative measure to avoid late night stalking habits.

4.) I know, I know. This is one of the most cliché non-fool proof methods to get over someone. For some though, it really does work; or at least it works as a great distraction. It’s never a good idea to lead someone on, so always make sure you give full disclosure to whoever you’re hooking up with, that you only want a hook up.

5.) Sometimes it’s hard to remember the bad times in a relationship after a while. Sometimes when you miss them so much it seems as if your brain rewires the memories you have to enable your feelings for them. Don’t fall for it. Remember, you broke up for a reason and its best to not rekindle any flames.