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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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January 8th, 2016 12:28am
Distract yourself and remind yourself. Text someone else. Have a friend be your text buddy every time you feel the need text him text your friend instead. Remind yourself of why you shouldn't and that it's really going to be okay if you don't. This one is a bit off the books but it works. Try to remember something you really really didn't like about him, it'll turn you off instantly and you may lose the urge to text him.
January 8th, 2016 2:30am
If you truly want to stop texting him, download a app or have your phone compnay block his number. If your really want to
January 8th, 2016 3:52am
You delete his number and you block him from all social media sites and that way you are not tempted to talk to him.
January 8th, 2016 5:33am
My methods to stop texting him,was deleting the number. If i knew the number by heart (which I did), i would put a reminder in the contact name, so I could see this everytime I thought of contacting him. Ex: Sam the heartbreaker Slight flash backs of why we stop talking, reminder to not text them,equals solution!
January 8th, 2016 12:47pm
Try distracting yourself. Listen to music, write, take a walk, or just plain turn off your phone. Or maybe talk to a listener.
January 8th, 2016 5:00pm
Simply turn off your phone and go out.Take a walk, go for a cup of coffee with a friend or just simply play a game.Despite of what other people think or say, games help by switching your mind off your problems and clear your mind enough to be able to take a rational decision.
January 9th, 2016 4:18am
To help stop texting him, start by deleting the number and any photos that you have. Out of sight, out of mind!
January 9th, 2016 8:56am
In my opinion you can still text him if you want it depends on which terms did u ended. But if you really want to stop texting him i think that when you feel the need to do it you should resist and try to do something else keep your mind busy. Or instead you text somebody else.
January 9th, 2016 8:35pm
I would recommend accepting the urge to text him/her and then take proactive steps to heal from that pain. While it is always tempting to listen to our emotions, they can also lead us astray during the most important of times. Therefore, perhaps going for a run, hanging out with close friends, playing with a pet, or making a home-cooked meal would be the best option to deal with the urge of texting someone.
January 9th, 2016 11:53pm
You can stop yourself from texting by remembering why you aren't in the first place. Remind yourself or how you want to be better
January 15th, 2016 2:32am
I would personally say, block his number, and then delete it. Tends to work pretty well, in my experience.
January 15th, 2016 8:10pm
Delete his number - you can write it down, if needed, but this way you have more time to controll your impulses. Think about what you expect or wish as an answer - is it realistic?
January 23rd, 2016 7:20pm
To stop yourself from texting him you must keep yourself distracted. This can be done by socialising in activities.
January 28th, 2016 8:51pm
you could distract yourself. go out with friends,go do a sport, or even just turn your phone off & watch a movie.
January 29th, 2016 4:35am
Try to make something to keep your mind bussy, look for a hobby, look for something that you like.
June 22nd, 2018 4:56pm
I wish I knew all the answers. I’m in the same boat and even though it’s killing me I have to do this. I know your hurting as I am. The only advise I can give is to think about your future and this time will pass
October 2nd, 2018 10:19pm
When I have the urge to text a guy that's not good for me I just put him on the block list. Because if he is the type to constantly text you until you reply than most likely you will give in and text him. With him being on the block list even if he messages you, you will not receive the message. And if you do decide to stop texting a guy make sure it's a good reason don't stop texting him over a petty matter if it's something you can fix. Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
October 28th, 2018 5:30pm
Anytime you want to text him, step away from your phone and use distractions. Accept that you want to text him cause if you don't accept that feeling then it'll just grow and grow and it'll get worse. If you feel you have a message for him that can't wait, then write a letter or phone a trusted friend who will listen to what you have to say to him. That way it's all out of your system for the time being. If you still feel that message needs to be sent, maybe wait another 24 hours or write out reasons why texting him is a bad idea. You are stronger than you think.