After a breakup, it's easy to feel like you'll never move on. Whether you and your ex ended things mutually and amicably, or you were the one to call it off, moving forward after a relationship comes to and end can be just plain hard. But then, slowly but surely, you'll start to notice that you think about them less and less. You don't get sad when you hear their name or ask your friends to Insta stalk them for you. Maybe you even think that you’re ready to delete your ex’s number, and take that big step toward getting the closure you deserve. Feeling ready to delete your ex's number can happen sooner than you might think, so it's important to be self-aware and know when you're ready.
"It helps to move forward with your life," Stef Safran, matchmaking and dating expert, tells Elite Daily of the perks of deleting an ex's phone number. "Sometimes seeing the number in your contacts can get you upset so getting a clean break can help you mentally," Safran tells Elite Daily.
There are obvious drawbacks to deleting an ex's number from your phone, and it might not always be feasible. "Sometimes you might need to keep it because you share an animal, friends, or something else," Safran explains. However, if you can't delete their number, she has some other suggestions. "You may need to have it but you can rename it something other than Joe Doe. 'Yucky Ex' or 'Big Jerk' can be good new contact names," she advises. Now that, I can get behind. Bye "Big Jerk"! Thank u, next.
Here's how you'll know you're ready to delete your ex's number. (Or at least change their name to "Yucky Ex.")