Popular relationship wisdom would have us all believe we can learn something from each ex , to not have any regrets and to not look back in anger.
This is complete rubbish.
Sometimes relationships end in such a blaze of searing acrimony, you cannot think even think about your ex without wanting to punch the nearest wall.
If you’re the sort of person who’s still on good terms with everyone you’ve ever had a romantic dalliance with, then good for you.
But as these texts show, this is sadly often not how these things work out.
And if you decide to text your ex, you can’t always be guaranteed a polite response.
Firstly, they might have changed how you’re saved in their phone.
You were once ‘Bae’ or ‘Love of my Life’. Now you’re simply ‘Waste Of Time.’
Trust us, ‘Waste Of Time’ is about as civil as it gets.
Others chose slightly more unsavoury aliases for their exes.
Also, who on their right mind volunteers themselves for a punch in the face?
Some spurned lovers also got quite creative with their put-downs.
We especially love this Titanic -inspired one – just in time for the film’s twentieth aniversary.
And also this one too.
No prizes for guessing what the obscured word is. Take it from us, it’s not “kind concern” or “well-timed message.”
There were also plenty of transparent attempts to get back together.
Seriously, at no point in the history of humankind has a mechanical pencil ever been instrumental in reconciling two people.
Nor has a toaster.
Nor has asking someone for the password to their video streaming account.
Lastly, spare a thought for the exes who must still either work or live in close proximity to one another.
It’s enough to put you off romance for life.