Revisiting old texts from an ex is like continuously rereading the same book. Maybe you're trying to recreate the experience of reading that book for the first time. Maybe reading the same book feels easy and comforting. Maybe you're searching for new meaning that you may have missed the first time (or the second time, or the 100th time). No matter what your reasoning may be, rereading that same book keeps you from discovering new ones, and rereading texts from an ex keeps you from moving on. Unfortunately, for the zodiac signs who reread their ex's texts more often than they should, nostalgia and obsession tend to trump logic.
The jury is still out on whether you should delete photos of your ex after a breakup, but most experts agree that rereading an ex's old messages isn't terribly productive, whether those texts are loving or toxic. As dating coach Cherlyn Chong previously explained to Elite Daily, "It's a bad idea to do so if you're still not over the relationship, because that can set you back and undo a lot of the work you've done on healing." But if you're one of these signs, you might be more tempted than most to revisit those convos, no matter how damaging.