— Glo (@Bigeyespotbelly) October 3, 2013
Ugh, ugh, ugh. Let me tell you something—I can relate to this and I’m pretty sure that all women can. This situation is annoyingly common. Some douche dumps you because he’s a douche and then he won’t leave you alone to heal because he’s a double douche. Here are my steps for how to move on from this double dip of douchedom.
Call it what it is
This dude’s behavior is lame. It’s immature to not give you the space you need to heal. And, frankly, I think it’s really selfish. Use this ick-factor to help you get over him. You never would have liked him in the first place if you knew he was this insensitive, right? Someone like that doesn’t deserve your time or emotions. Once you recognize that, getting over him should be easier.
Straight up tell him how shitty this is for you. You don’t have to be dramatic or come off sounding pathetic. Just shoot him a text or e-mail that says, “I’m not quite ready to be in contact with you yet. I’ll reach out when I am. Good luck until then!” If he still gets in touch after that, then he’s not lame. He’s out and out mean.
Getting over someone is hard enough on its own. Having a constant reminder of him ringing in your purse makes it so much worse.
Change his number
Instead of deleting his number from your phone, change his name to “Do not answer!” Even though you can’t really trick yourself and you’ll know exactly who it is whenever he calls, reading that reminder will make not picking up a whole lot easier.
Get yourself prizes when you go a certain amount of time without responding to him. Maybe you’ll get a fro yo on Sunday if you don’t respond to any of his drunk Saturday texts. Or if you’ve really been wanting a new bag, give it to yourself only if you go a full month without talking to that douche.
Getting over someone is hard enough on its own. Having a constant reminder of him ringing in your purse makes it so much worse. But, girl, I know you can do this. Follow these steps and give it some time. You’ll be over him before you know it!