How to deal with an ex can be an issue that presents us with a lot of problems when that ex refuses to accept their changed status in your life. Even if they´re not actually reaching the level of being a stalker, it´s thoroughly annoying when they constantly call you or try to rekindle the relationship. So what can you do to deal with an ex who won´t let you go? Here are some helpful hints on how to handle a persistent ex …
1. Never Justify
If you are quite certain that the relationship is over, then make that clear to them. It´s okay to tell them why, but don´t, however, be forced into justifying your decision. If you let them manipulate you into a discussion, they´ll try to counter your reasons by coming up with an answer to ´solve´ the problems. So be firm and simply insist that it´s over
2. Cut Contact
When you´ve been close to someone, it´s hard to let go completely, even if it was your decision to end the relationship. If they´re finding that hard to accept, then the best thing is to end contact completely. Don´t answer calls, emails or texts. Continuing contact gives them hope that you may reverse your decision.
3. Change Number
When you have to deal with an ex who won´t stop calling you, then block their number if you can. If they really won´t give up, then you may have to change your number. This can be a nuisance, but will send a very clear message that you really don´t want to talk to them.