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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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December 24th, 2015 1:12pm
The best thing and most natural thing to do is to block and delete him from everything, but I know how hard that can be! when you go to text him you should think "does he really care what I'm going to text" "will I regret this if he ignores me" and over time you will feel like you don't need to text him or talk to him and while you're texting him you might be missing out on something bigger ☺️
December 25th, 2015 2:30am
Get your self busy, maybe that is the best way to avoid texting him. Distract yourself with something positive, it will help you a lot.
December 25th, 2015 3:24pm
If you want to stop texting him think of the reason why you shouldn't text him. So if you feel like texting him just think of the reason and you'll be able to stop yourself.
December 25th, 2015 3:50pm
Delete his number from your phone that would help. Always remember what is the reason that you do not want to contact him and put that as your aim.
December 25th, 2015 8:28pm
There are apps for smart phones where you can block their number and stop getting notified when they text you and or call you . Do some research (:
December 25th, 2015 8:35pm
Each time you pick your phone up try to remember the reason you don't want to text him in the first place. Try to prolong that feeling as much as possible. On the contrary however, texting him might bring you closure which means you will no longer need to stop yourself. It will come naturally.
December 26th, 2015 6:39pm
remind yourself why you need to stop texting him in the first place. if you really cant help yourself. delete his contact.
December 27th, 2015 5:42pm
You could always find someone else to text that enjoys hearing from you. That's what I did. I found other similar activities to keep me busy where I found myself totally forgetting about him.
December 27th, 2015 6:33pm
If you want to stop texting him you could delete his contact from your phone so that you don't see it and end up texting him.
December 30th, 2015 12:23am
If you feel you shouldn't text him or her then there must be a reason. This person is not bringing you any happiness and you can be happier without them
December 30th, 2015 2:03am
Keep yourself busy. Put the phone down and find something to do that needs your attention to be focused on it instead of texting him.
December 30th, 2015 4:02am
It depends on the issue you are facing....if you do care for the guy but want him out of your life then try to ignore them the best you can
December 30th, 2015 1:01pm
simply by keeping yourself distracted and busy from thinking about him... do something..sports dancing drawing idk
December 30th, 2015 6:51pm
It is an addiction. It is a habit. Just like any habit, give yourself a new habitBut like any addiction, the feelings only go away temporarily and you need another fix. Deal with the feelings. Don't make anyone else help you manage them. Manage them yourself.
December 31st, 2015 12:16pm
You can try to block his number and if you are tempted then try to distract yourself intentionally and find something else to do.
December 31st, 2015 8:23pm
Think to yourself about what he did to you (if ex-boyfriend) and if he hasn't done anything to you think why you broke up think to yourself "do I really need to text him?" the answer will most likely be no
January 1st, 2016 1:11am
If you don't know his number by heart, I would delete it. If so, maybe turn your phone off? I've literally have my phone to my mom one time because I couldn't leave this one guy alone. Have someone do the same for you!
January 1st, 2016 7:59am
The easy to way to forget someone, just live your life and enjoy with your friends because they are only persons, who can make you happy.
January 1st, 2016 11:42pm
Think of how long to have gone without texting him .... don't ruin it now :P try watching some youtube or doing your favourite hobbies :)
January 2nd, 2016 3:11pm
Try to distract yourself with another things, go to gym, watch tv, hang out wiyh friends, meet new people, etc.
January 2nd, 2016 4:56pm
It's all about self control, learning how to use it. Occupy yourself. It is hard as we do tempt ourselves to text those who we miss or want to speak to, but we have to remember that it's the best of us not to do so. Do something. Turn your phone off. It is hard, and yes we will think about it. But doing something will stop us from doing it. Also, texting someone else and trying to make conversation, whether it's a friend or a family member may help :)
January 3rd, 2016 1:04am
You have to just think that sometimes it hurts more to hold on rather than to let go of what is making you upset
January 3rd, 2016 6:57am
turn off your phone or block him if you feel uncomfortable with having a conversation. or go some where else far away from your texting device
January 3rd, 2016 6:58am
Text somebody else instead. Do things to keep your mind occupied, like drawing or singing or listening to upbeat music.
January 3rd, 2016 5:49pm
It's not that hard..u have to control your emotions.remind yourself what he have done to you..why he is not good enough for will hurt for sometime..but with time it just gets better..distract yourself with other things..
January 6th, 2016 2:34am
Try to distract yourself with other activities. Maybe express your feelings through a creative outlet or talk to other friends.
January 7th, 2016 4:14pm
You can try doing the things that make you happy. My best friend and I, his mother doesn't like me, so when we talk, I will try to keep the conversation going. So don't worry. Give him a little space, then pull on the reins a little. That's all.
January 7th, 2016 4:54pm
Delete his number, delete everything you have of him. Find the things you love too, distract yourself
January 7th, 2016 7:35pm
Delete his number....kep you self busy with something or the other...dont think of him at all...dont go to places which reminds of him
January 7th, 2016 7:43pm
Engage in a different activity that has historically brought you positive emotion. This will distract you from texting him and also elicit positive feelings.