In the pre-Internet age, getting over an ex was pretty straightforward. You took his picture off the mantel, avoided places he might be, and gave back that comfy sweatshirt you loved sleeping in (or possibly burned it). 10 Signs You Might Need To Break Up With Your Ex Nowadays, breaking up is a lot more complicated—Facebook and Twitter provide you with up-to-the-minute details about your ex's new life, your cell phone is full of pictures of the two of you together and your iTunes playlist still houses the "For My Greatest Love" playlist.
BREAK UP WITH YOUR EX DAY
Unfriend your ex...and give yourself a break-over! Feb. 13 is the Second Annual Break Up With Your Ex Day, and we've launched BreakUpWithYourEx.com as a resource center to help people move on and forget about their ex — for good — before Valentine's Day.
From February 1-13, we are encouraging readers to get over their past relationships once and for all. Our Break Up With Your Ex campaign this year encourages readers to give themselves a "break-over"—aka a makeover, inside and out, aimed at helping you get over your ex. As incentive, we're hosting a "Why I Need To Break Up With My Ex—In 10 Words Or Less" giveaway offering 10 great prizes aimed at helping you break free from feeling tied to your ex.
Ending a relationship is rough. We discovered that women aren't wallowing and eating their feelings post-breakup, as pop culture might have us believe. Instead, they're taking healthy, proactive steps like exercising, spending time with friends and avoiding ex sex—all in the name of moving on from an ex.
“You come across as an ice queen, you know.” He said it to Jeanie so matter of factly it snapped her head back. “What?” She whimpered back. She had just listed the faults of her latest ex and the horrible breakup to her newest friendly bartender and expected him to rush to her defense.
Most people have gone through a traumatic breakup or three. But everyone has a very different style when it comes to breakup recovery.
This landed in my inbox the other day: "My ex and I had been going out for a year and a half. He had expressed so many times how much he cared about me and all that jazz. About two months ago he was talking with his parents (he is 18 and still lives with them) and they convinced him that I was not right for him because of my religion. He left and we played the text messaging game backwards and forwards. He came back after I mentioned I was simply going to hang out with this guy he used to be jealous of.
On February 13, 2011, YourTango celebrated the very first annual Break Up With Your Ex Day, a day on which we urged people to let go of painful memories, insidious social media connections and dead weight relationship baggage in an attempt to move on in both love and life. We asked you to unfollow, untag, delete, block and erase. How did YourTango readers do?