Navigating breakups is one hell of a job nobody signed up for. And when you almost start moving on with your life, slowly regaining the joy and confidence of being a singleton, ready to smash those Tinder dates, a message pops up… “Hey, can we talk?”

And no matter how many times your friends have told you it’s a bad, very bad idea to engage in ex-texting, the temptation to respond is still there. And sometimes, it’s you who makes that first ‘long time no see’ text to your ex. In both cases, the results of texting your ex have been very well documented in a self-described “unspirational” Instagram account titled “Texts From Your Ex.

From savage shut-downs to hilarious revelations, and anything in between, you can see why the account is followed by a whopping 2.4M followers. So scroll through the ex craziness, be sure to share your experiences in the comments and after you're done, part 1 awaits right here.

#1

This Is The Correct Answer

This Is The Correct Answer

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River Webb
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3 months ago

I'm busy whenever you're free

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#2

We All Communicate Differently I Guess

We All Communicate Differently I Guess

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 months ago

Something tells me the "f**cking everybody" part was also happening before the break up.

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#3

Not The Response He Was Looking For Clearly

Not The Response He Was Looking For Clearly

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Shona
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3 months ago

oh Hell no!

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To find out more about navigating the complicated world of texting with an ex, Bored Panda reached out to James Preece, a leading dating coach for Dating Agency Reviews and relationship expert. Over ten years' experience working in the dating and relationship industry, James has helped thousands of singles through personal coaching and events.

“Texting your ex is rarely a great idea unless it's a special time like a birthday,” James said and added that in that case, “that's perfectly OK as you won't be the only one reaching out to them that day.”

#4

Perfect Way To Start The New Year

Perfect Way To Start The New Year

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

Optimism is important!

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#5

No

No

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404 Panda Not Found
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3 months ago

I would have said: I disagree entirely.

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#6

Enough Said

Enough Said

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

Ballseye.

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However, if it's not a general goodwill greeting, then James advises you to think carefully before you send it. “Do you really want to open an old wound? You might have decided that you want to be friends, but that can often lead to misunderstandings. How is a new partner going to feel when they discover that you want to spend time talking (in person or by text) with someone you loved in your past?”James explained that it's usually better to move on and focus on finding someone who makes you happier.

#7

The Feelings Are Not Mutual My Good Bro

The Feelings Are Not Mutual My Good Bro

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

What's the worst that can happen, they said.

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#8

Ice F***in’ Cold

Ice F***in’ Cold

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Alice By Heart
Community Member
3 months ago

darn question marks always making things seem like a question

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#9

Thank U, Next

Thank U, Next

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww damn

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Having said that, the dating coach added that it's quite common for an ex to reach out to you a while after your breakup. “While this is clear evidence that you are on their mind, it's wise not to jump to the conclusion that they are trying to get back with you. While that is a possible reason, it could just be that they miss you and are wondering how you are. Perhaps they wanted to clear the air or something reminded them of you. Quite often it's just because they are bored and have nobody else exciting to talk to.” James added that you deserve much more than that.

#10

Dude It’s The Middle Of The Day, Relax

Dude It’s The Middle Of The Day, Relax

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, you asked

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#11

When Your Ex Forgets That You Don’t Talk To Each Other Anymore

When Your Ex Forgets That You Don’t Talk To Each Other Anymore

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, you are a baby, too. Someone needs to change your diaper, 'cause you're full of sh*t.

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#12

When You Block Them Everywhere And They Try To Slide In On Linkedin

When You Block Them Everywhere And They Try To Slide In On Linkedin

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

talk about desperate

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On the other hand, “if you are both still single and didn't break up under bad terms such as infidelity, there's a chance that it might resolve some issues. The very fact you are back in communication is a positive step.”

“However, it requires a lot more work from both sides,” James assured and added that if you both want to move forward, a phone conversation followed by a real life meeting is essential. “That's the only way that you can really see and hear what they are thinking. It's easy to hide behind a text,” the dating coach concluded.

#13

Who Else Out There Has A “Holiday Text Ex” ????

Who Else Out There Has A “Holiday Text Ex” ????

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
3 months ago

You might want to do valentine's day too

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#14

Gentlemen, Do Not Put Your Exes On A Group Chat

Gentlemen, Do Not Put Your Exes On A Group Chat

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

oh dear god

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#15

Hahah Hahahah

Hahah Hahahah

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

Ew

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#16

If At First You Don’t Succeed

If At First You Don’t Succeed

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

what about now?

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#17

Many Accidents Over And Over Again Obviously

Many Accidents Over And Over Again Obviously

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Mazer
Community Member
3 months ago

Trick is to NOT RESPOND. No matter what. It’s tempting but don’t do it. Even a no, go away for good can be misinterpreted by someone as an open door…BECAUSE YOU RESPONDED

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#18

Sometimes You Just Gotta Get It Off Your Chest I Guess

Sometimes You Just Gotta Get It Off Your Chest I Guess

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Eppe
Community Member
3 months ago

Seems playing the occasionally self-conscious bad boy didn't work

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#19

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Did i say?

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#20

You Are Now Officially On The Naughty List

You Are Now Officially On The Naughty List

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Daniel Mattock
Community Member
3 months ago

Not much of a stocking filler

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#21

Lol

Lol

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Brendan
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3 months ago

A replica of my conversation with my wife when I'm in the dog house :/

#22

Again, Gents, Try A Bit Harder With Those Hellos

Again, Gents, Try A Bit Harder With Those Hellos

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 months ago

"Little did she know her husband mysteriously disappeared on his business trip in the Caribbeans. She was yet to receive the bad news from the police. See how things unfolded in the next episode of "Things that did not happen", tonight at 20:00. "

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#23

Pick A Lane

Pick A Lane

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

Geez these messages were so long ago yet feel like it was only yesterday...

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#24

Alexa Show Me The Cringiest Text Of The Year

Alexa Show Me The Cringiest Text Of The Year

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 months ago

Dear Lord. You really should know when to stop.

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#25

Happy Mother’s Day Y’all

Happy Mother’s Day Y’all

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF? Really?

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#26

And Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

And Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
3 months ago

Lady knows her worth

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#27

Oh. Well Then

Oh. Well Then

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

is there something wrong with that?

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#28

Some Exes Communicate Only Through Song Titles

Some Exes Communicate Only Through Song Titles

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

to ease the tension: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvFZjo5PgG0

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#29

The End Of An Era… Probably

The End Of An Era… Probably

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

this isn't too bad :)

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#30

B***h Get Your Own Account

B***h Get Your Own Account

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

Its Just Spotify

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#31

And Here We Are

And Here We Are

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Blake Ingram
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3 months ago

In different circumstances, this might work…for those still in the relationship.

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#32

Fellas If You’re Lucky Enough To Get This Nice A Rejection Just Take The L And Move On

Fellas If You’re Lucky Enough To Get This Nice A Rejection Just Take The L And Move On

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A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

What a douchebag.

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#33

Might’ve Worked Better Without The First Line

Might’ve Worked Better Without The First Line

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Luka Verheijen
Community Member
3 months ago

He just likes bad girls.

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#34

Not Great IMHO

Not Great IMHO

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

no

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#35

Savage

Savage

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Shona
Community Member
3 months ago

👍

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#36

Time To Block This Number

Time To Block This Number

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
Community Member
3 months ago

That was painfully unprovoked

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#37

Seems To Be Going Well

Seems To Be Going Well

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Pearl
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, they acknowledged that they deserve it..

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#38

Hot Tip: Don’t Use Your Exes To Fundraise

Hot Tip: Don’t Use Your Exes To Fundraise

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Alexia
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3 months ago

Report junk!

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#39

Lol

Lol

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

This is a fine advertisement about the dangers of daytime drinking.

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#40

Still Living Rent Free In Your Head I See

Still Living Rent Free In Your Head I See

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

did you get rejected in the dream too?

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