Help me stop e-stalking my ex
November 8, 2012 5:02 PM Subscribe
Will you share some practical tips on how I can stop e-stalking my ex.
posted by feastorfamine to Human Relations (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am having a hard time stopping myself from checking my ex's blog.
I've blocked the ex in my IM and if we were on Facebook I'd put a block there too. But I have the blog address memorized and I am not aware of a way to block it on my iPhone browser. I've already dial back on playing on my phone and hide it in my purse when I'm at the office. But whenever I have to go online for something and the browser is opened I have to fight an intense urge not to type in the blog address.
I'm looking for practical tips for stopping myself when I feel compelled to check. For example I read that some people keep a rubber band around their wrist and snap it when their ex comes to their minds. More tips and tricks like this, perhaps less sadistic, would be great (rather than "just don't do it!" or "don't ever go online on your phone" because that's just not realistic).
General advise for stopping other forms of e-stalking or obsession is welcomed too. For example to establish and sustain NC I removed my message app from the dock at the bottom and replaced it with a count-down app in the old spot. Every time I feel the urge to text the ex or read our old history I see how many days I've gone NC instead and it helps.
Thanks in advance.