Is it petty to block an ex?

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it was a toxic relationship. he still used me for the emotional support after the breakup, meanwhile he met someone else when his life got better.

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  • ot at all. They are an ex and you should cut off contact with exes. It is much more likely to cause problems for one or both of you now and in the future. "No contact" is not a way to get someone to come back to you; make it permanent, and it is a way to make sure that they never come back to you.

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  • No. I used to block all exes from the phone email and social media. Then all of a sudden they all started asking to be friends, but their boyfriends and let them talk to me so it's kind of like I'm the one being black now. But nah block away and I hope everything works out for you

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  • No it's not, I blocked my ex to make sure that I wasn't sucked back in by his arrogant charm again and it worked two years on he's not been able to contact me so he's some other woman's problem now. 🍾🍾🍾

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    • badass :) I admire you already lol

  • No. I think it's the way you are tell yourself that you are ending that chapter in your life for good. Don't feel bad for him just think about your future.

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  • So, I’ve seen in the comments that multiple people are trending the idea that, “It depends.”

    First, it depends on nothing. If you want your ex out of your life. Then shut that door, and move on.

    Secondly, your question is based on premise of what others think. That’s what being petty is all about. You’re concerned about what others will think of you. STOP! That ends now. It’s your life, your decision. If you want him gone, do it for you. And nobody else is gonna say otherwise.

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  • Well, it depends. Your ex might want to contact you for something significant or important, so I think having a channel for them to reach you is important. This is of course if things ended somewhat smoothly or peacefully, with no horrendous fights or ill meaning intentions involved. Sometimes blocking an ex can help with you moving on and forgetting them from your life, or maybe not. It depends on the situation.

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  • Nah. I like to think of ex’s like their cruise missals. Fire and forget... until they drive their car through a wall of your house one day cause you blocked them and that’s the only way they can be in touch with you.

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    • All kidding aside. When it’s over it’s over. No being friends. It’s. An be peaceful. Just simply: “best of luck, and take care.” Then that’s it. How can you be friends with someone you used to live with, fuck, possibly have robbed a bank with. It’s like the level of intimacy between 2 people is as high as it gets. Then your just going to be friends? Plus then it gets Weird. One party wants back. Besides it will. Ever work again anyway. You broke up for a reason. I say make a clean break and move on.

  • My ex was amazing. We decided to end it because there just wasn’t anything left. I still love her for her kindness but there’s no romantic love. I blocked her because I wanted to separate myself from her life. I have since deleted social media altogether for different reasons. It is petty to erase all records however. We had some great photos together and I’ve kept those for memory sake.

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    • To your question, you should erase him as much as possible and use the (head) memories to grow. Sorry this happened.

  • Only if you don't have a good reason to block them. If you left on bad terms, then I'd say it's fine because you don't want to deal with the possible hassle of them attempting revenge, whether it's justified or not. But if you broke up on good terms, then I'd say it's petty because you really have no good reason to block them. Although, it's probably much ado about nothing because your ex may no longer wish to be friends with you anymore anyways.

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    • Per update: it would be fine to block him if it was a toxic relationship. Nobody should be forced to keep toxicity in their lives.

  • Depends on the reasoning, if they blow you up and bother you all day no. Also if you're doing it because the relationship was toxic than no. But if it is because they are to clingy or were to nice or something alone those lines than I would say yes because they just want to show you your own worth and you want it. But w. e. the situation good luck

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  • It shows that you are more affected by the break up.

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  • really does depend on why you both broke up tbh... and if you and he being friends is beneficial and healthy/unhealthy for you/him or both of you

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  • It shows weakness... I guess
    Well, I won't block anyone, I am not that weak

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    • I had a boyfriend that threatened to have me beaten up by his mates.
      He got his mates to report back to him if they saw me.
      As soon as I signed up with facebook I went looking for him just to block him.

    • @Goodwifie ummm that's bad, well some people are crazy I know

  • Yeah sounds childish unless they are a psycho running to kill you if you are not theirs

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  • Its alright for women to do this. Men need th o respect it and stop stalking

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  • Since you said it was toxic I don't see a problem with it.

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  • If there is a reason then OK. But I am not blocking. Because if we break up. There is a reason. Thanks to God to figure it now before the marriage

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  • No. It's probably a good idea regardless of the nature of the relationship.

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  • No. Sometimes getting over someone requires removing them from your orbit.

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  • I wouldn't do it. If they aren't trying to ruin your relationship, I see no reason to block them.

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  • No, if he keeps contacting you and you don't want him to.

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    • But anyway I believe you have your reasons, so if it makes you feel better, go ahead.

  • Yeah because there are guys who want to be your boyfriend tonight.

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  • No it's not if you don't want someone in your life then take them out. There's no shame in that.

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  • No. If you really don't ever want to speak to your ex again it's perfectly ok

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  • Fuck no. It’s what you’re supposed to do

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  • Not at all. This is how you forget and move on.

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  • No sometimes you avoid a lot of problems

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  • No I don't think so.

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  • If he kept bothering you. Yes.

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    • Still it’s sounds like he needs to move on. If he kept bothering you. You can block him

  • I don't block real life x women

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  • Not really

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  • More often than not it is the right thing to do

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  • Depends of how everything went.

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  • Nope.

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What Girls Said 28

  • No, just do what makes you feel better. Who gives a shit what he thinks?

    I blocked all my exes except one to see the difference but in the end it doesn’t really matter. You move on, you lose feelings and develop them for someone else so your past becomes irrelevant. Anyways could you ever be friends with your ex after all you’ve been through? I think that would be a though one.

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  • No, it's never petty to block people you need to move on from. If that's what it takes for you to feel better (out of sight, out of mind), then I say go for it. Especially since it was a toxic relationship.

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  • I don’t think so. Especially if it was a really toxic person in your life, or if you had a bad breakup it can be easier not to be able to see what’s going on with them.

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  • No it’s not petty. If it helps you heal, do what you have to

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  • No no, I went through a toxic relationship and the best is to cut all contact

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  • Please block that person, for him you are just an option when he is lonely that's it.. Please do yourself a favor by removing him out of your life completely, don't let him use you.

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  • I think if he don't wanna become you boyfriend again you can just forget about him and let him go. You have to block him if he write you or rate your photos or something like this and you don't wanna to see this

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  • Depends on the reason. If they're unbearably bad at letting go and are constantly messaging you, then no. Blocc dat boi.

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  • Not right off the bat. If they give you reason then block them.

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  • There’s nothing petty about making sure a chapter stays closed

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  • But if he is bothering you then this is okay I think...

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  • not petty, you gotta do what you gotta do to protect ysf

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  • A little bit, its like saying you can’t stand to see him with another girl. But who cares? You don’t want him back anyway. For all you know he could be abusing her the same way he did to you.

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  • Tbh it isn't... shiuld be avoided if possible. you once liked/loved them.

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  • Nope. Not at all. Heal however is best. Just don’t lash out and be mean and petty.

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  • No because if you don’t then you’re always going to be tempted to see what they’re up to.

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  • not if they dumped you

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  • Nope never.

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  • Yes...

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  • I've done it. Sometimes people can't take a hint

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  • I dont think it is

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  • No. Do what's healthy for you.

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  • Nope I don’t think so

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  • No. It's necessary

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  • Nope, believe me it's the right thing to do.

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  • His life didn't get better ;) same toxic ways, different woman...

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  • No
    I even blocked a guy that friendzoned me after our first date

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  • Depends on the reason behind why you blocked them?

    See, if I had my ex on social media, because I check it often, and if I was trying to get over him, I’d have to unfriend him, or not go on social media at all to simply forget about it.

    Although if I blocked my ex in hopes that he would notice, that miiiight come off as petty

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    • That is definitley not petty. You have reason to block him but make sure to never look back and unblock or anything

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