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How to Resist the Urge to Call an Ex

Watch more How to Survive a Break-Up videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to resist the urge to call an ex, and move on with your life. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find a distraction Explore activities that distract you from thinking about your ex. Ask for new responsibilities at work, take up a hobby, read the classics -- anything that pulls your attention away from staring at the phone. Tip You can choose an activity your ex would hate to make the time even more pleasurable. Step 2: Tap the network Call your friends and family whenever you find yourself thinking about your ex. Talk out your own issues, or just listen to them for a little while. Step 3: Pick a prize Resisted the urge for a few days? Reward yourself! You'll train your brain to associate not calling your ex with positive reinforcement. Tip Don't reward yourself with alcohol -- this is not the time to lower your inhibitions. Step 4: List their faults Make a list of your ex's negative qualities and take it out and read it every time you reach for the phone. Soon, you'll shudder at just the thought of dialing their number. Step 5: Take out the trash Still having trouble? Purge your ex from your life. Throw out mementos, cut ties on social networks, and delete all contact info -- it's a lot easier to resist the urge to call if you don't have their number in the first place. Did You Know? In 2010, The Federal Communications Commission reported that 86 percent of American adults owned a cell phone.
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