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How do I stop myself from texting him?

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Last Updated: 10/28/2018 at 5:30pm
How do I stop myself from texting him?
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Top Rated Answers
June 4th, 2016 10:53am
Keep yourself busy! Keep yourself busy on the things you love doing the most, such as reading or watching movies and keep your mobile away from you for a while
June 8th, 2016 9:35am
I find something I love and throw myself into it in order to distract me from him and pass my time reading and living better.
June 10th, 2016 1:19pm
There's nothing wrong with texting him just don't over do it ..try to keep yourself busy with something you love
August 31st, 2016 12:10am
delete the number snd block on all social media sites, it works for many people
November 21st, 2016 2:25pm
Literally, when I was in that situation, I had to keep my phone across the room from myself every time I sat down. It was difficult, but necessary. It was the only way to stop myself from texting that special someone every time they crossed my mind.
November 30th, 2015 3:07am
Think about other things, try to find interest in other things, such as a hobby, do something to keep your mind off of him
December 1st, 2015 3:50am
text other friends or if you're strong enough, put your phone down and do something else. don't even look at it or pick it up.
December 8th, 2015 5:56pm
I would occupy myself and give myself a break from the phone.If I don't remember his number,I will delete and block him,so that I am not tempted to chat first.I may even get a new phone number.
December 10th, 2015 11:39pm
One of the best ways to stop yourself from texting him is to delete his number, remove him from facebook, remove him from whatever social media you are connected to him with. The first step to not talk to him is to remove him completely until you are completely over him. When you are ready, you can decide what you want to do from there. But the best way to keep from texting him is to delete his number and him from your life. I wish anyone who is dealing with this the best of luck. I know how hard it can be but I also know that you are strong enough to get over this, even if you don't think that you are.
December 11th, 2015 1:53am
think about something that makes you happy besides him and think about that. don't give the urge to think about him get him out of your mind and distract yourself.
December 11th, 2015 6:48am
Block him, as easy as that. You have to ignore him. Do something fun to get distracted and to forget about him for awhile. You wont regret it. I promise. (: With my previous ex-boyfriend I wish I have of stopped talking and texting him. Wasted so many hours waiting for his replies. It's not worth it.
December 11th, 2015 3:10pm
Delete his number from your phone. If you know his number by heart, text someone else and talk to them about it.
December 12th, 2015 11:07am
Delete his number. Keep yourself from him popping into your mind. Actively avoid the thought of him. Give it time.
December 12th, 2015 4:35pm
You should stop yourself from texting him by filling your time doing other things rather than focusing on texting him. It might be hard to resist it, but it will be worth it to focus your time on doing something productive with the time that you have rather than worrying about someone
December 12th, 2015 6:15pm
Just don't think about him and text someone else. Don't even look at his name. Block the number for the time being.
December 13th, 2015 12:54am
honestly, block his number... i hate to but its what works the most or make yourself busy or never bring your phone with you anywhere
December 13th, 2015 6:04pm
Try going out with friends more now and never stay alone, just be busy with anything, you will eventually stop caring to text him anymore.
December 15th, 2015 2:49am
Try to do something to get your mind off of him, such as going for a run, or hanging out with friends. Sometimes turning off your phone and ignoring it helps too.
December 16th, 2015 8:39am
text other or take batteries off your phone or shut your phone down or go out to place where you dont have wifi or signal
December 16th, 2015 4:34pm
i would block him everywhere and delete him on facebook whatsapp e.t.c . I know it may be hard but you will notice that you will forget him and it will be better every day :)
December 17th, 2015 12:50am
weigh the positives and negatives and if there are more negatives then do not text him, especially if it will make the situation worse
December 17th, 2015 7:14am
You should try to find something to do that could shift your focus away from your phone. or maybe you could turn your phone off.
December 17th, 2015 7:20pm
Build up your self control. Delete his number if you have to. I'm sure you remember it by heart but everytime you feel like texting him, recollect why you stopped in the first place.
December 18th, 2015 1:26am
That is a really hard thing to do. Nearly impossible. But all I can suggest is to try to ignore it. Try putting the phone on silent.
December 18th, 2015 11:35am
Turn off your phone and leave it in another room! Put on your favourite movie, put on your comfiest clothes, munch on your favourite food and let yourself be happy!
December 20th, 2015 6:49am
Make new friends . Go out and meet new people . Start texting them instead of texting your ex. Try to move on .
December 20th, 2015 11:36pm
Write down everything you want to say on a piece of paper every time you want to text him. But do not send the papers to him.
December 23rd, 2015 10:57am
Let your self on meeting new people...have most of your time with friends and family! Try keeping your time occupied and it wil work! :)
December 23rd, 2015 11:20pm
Distract yourself! Read, hang out with your friends, connect to a 7Cups listener, watch a film. Turn your phone off and give it to someone you trust.
December 24th, 2015 1:56am
I would definitely find a hobby and distract myself as much as possible or even talking to someone, dancing around the room, playing music so loud that you cant even hear yourself singing!!