We’ve all dealt with one or two people in our lives who we actually kind of hate now because there really isn’t any other option. The only time that you really think of them anymore is when you come across a tweet or a meme that makes you snort and kind of chuckle and think “if only I could send this to him.”
“This Was Us The First Time We Hung Out”
When you really look back on it, were they that great? In my experience, they really weren’t great at all. They just seemed like they might live up to my projections of them, which they didn’t even deserve to begin with.
“This Would Be Funny If It Weren’t You”
The worst thing that this specific type of boy does is tell you that you matter to them and build you up like you’re something special…only for them to turn around and be like, “I’ve secretly been seeing someone else.”
“I Guess I Should Have Known”
Yeah, maybe when you look back, it’s pretty clear that the whole thing wasn’t going to work out, but let’s try and not hold that against ourselves. It isn’t all our fault.
“Spoiler Alert: You’re The Trash”
It’s so weird to think that the people you’ve dated who really screwed you over are going to go back out there into the world and mess up someone else’s life.
“Thanks For Making Me Better Than Before”
OK, I’m not all the way joking with this one when I say sometimes you need these terrible relationships to learn important things about yourself and your resilience. It came at a great cost, but you grew.
“If Only You’d Been This Honest”
To be fair, they probably could text us something like this, but if we weren’t ready to see it, we would have just laughed and brushed it off. But now we know better, don’t we?
“It Was Like Talking To A Brick Wall”
At a certain point, you just have to accept that there isn’t going to be any closure in these situationships or bad relationships because there will always be something left unsaid…even though they probably would have just responded with “wow” or “ok” anyway.
“I Gained Literally Nothing Knowing You”
That’s a little bit harsh, but in the moment, I meant it. But do you see what I’m saying? Dating bad people is an unpaid internship because you learn what you need to learn to be able to be stronger and a better partner to someone who deserves it.
“Only I Didn’t End Up Famous”
It’s hard finding out that you’re one of many, because you end up obsessing over what must be wrong with you. But really, it’s what is wrong with him. All you girls should ditch him and be friends.
“Alright, It Wasn’t All Your Fault”
I’m always someone who is going to tell you that when someone treats you badly, that it’s about them and not about you, but girl, at a certain point, we have to take ownership of the type of people we let into our lives.
“Just Going To Leave This Here”
Trust issues? I don’t have trust issues. And if I did have trust issues, it would be because y’all don’t know how to treat people properly and it’s made me really angry and bitter.
“But Not You”
The last thing you ever want to do is admit that someone who really hurt you is still important to you, in a way. They had to have been at some point, right? Otherwise, why would you have liked them?
“I Really Must Have Been Crazy”
It’s OK to be temporarily blinded by the love that you think you feel…or maybe you’re a little blinded by some good D. No one is here to judge you. Just learn from it.
“I’m Giving This To All Your Exes”
Don’t go dating buildings. It’s super cliché, but someday there will be someone out there who will be worth the effort and time that you put into someone who wasn’t worth it.
“Guess You Were My Type”
Say it with me: you’re not a therapist! You’re not going to be the person who fixes someone, OK? That’s just nuts and it puts way too much pressure on you.
“This Was It The Entire Time”
It’s exhausting, isn’t it? At a certain point, you just have to throw in the towel and say that you don’t have the energy to do it anymore. Like, at what cost?
“They Made A Netflix Movie About You”
Why do they do this? Why do they completely stop talking to you but continue to watch your stories and on occasion even like your pictures? Are you gone or not?
“Our Whole Relationship Was A Joke”
Can you imagine what it’s going to be like someday when you meet someone great? HA! I know, it seems damn near impossible and the chances are slim, but it totally happens, right?
“Me To My Friends After You”
You have to keep your relationships to yourself for a little bit to make sure that you’re not that friend who thought she met someone every few weeks when in reality it was all just meh.
“I’m Blocking You Again”
When in doubt, sometimes all you can do is just say “yikes” and pretend that it didn’t happen for a little bit. At least for as long as you need to until you’re ready to face it.