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National Text Your Ex Day

Have you been thinking about your ex? National Text Your Ex Day is the perfect time to reach out and make amends - let's get closure!
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Get ready to break the ice and reconnect with your former flame on National Text Your Ex Day on October 30! This day was created in 2017 as a way for people to reach out and talk openly about their past relationships. It's also a great opportunity for those of us who are single to look back and reflect on our experiences, or just have some fun sending text messages. So whether you're looking to make amends or simply spark up an old conversation, this is the perfect day for it!

History of National Text Your Ex Day

National Text Your Ex Day Dates

National Text Your Ex Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of SMS</div><div class='timeline-text'>The very first SMS message "Merry Christmas" was sent, paving the way for texting as a form of communication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Smartphone Use</div><div class='timeline-text'>Apple introduced the first iPhone, boosting the use of texting and making it integral to modern communication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>SMS Popularity Peaks</div><div class='timeline-text'>Text messaging reached its peak, with over 1.5 trillion messages sent in the US alone.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Text Your Ex Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first year National Text Your Ex Day was officially observed, encouraging individuals to communicate with past partners in the spirit of closure or rekindling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continued Observance</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Text Your Ex Day continues to be observed, promoting open dialogue and fostering retrospective reflection on past relationships.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Text Your Ex Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a funny meme</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Creating a funny meme is a great way to lighten the mood and show your ex you still care. Choose an image or GIF that will make your ex laugh, add some witty text, and hit send.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a heartfelt message</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take this opportunity to tell your ex how you are feeling. Let them know that you still think of them fondly and hope they're doing well. You never know how your message might be received.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Check in with old friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Reach out to mutual friends from your relationship and check in with them. See how they're doing and reminisce about the past. It's likely they'll have stories about your ex that can make you both laugh.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put pen to paper and write a letter to your ex expressing yourself honestly and openly. If you don't feel comfortable sending it, keep it for yourself as an exercise in closure.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to music together</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you both still have access to each other's playlists, why not listen to the same songs at the same time? Pick some tunes that bring back good memories and enjoy the nostalgia together.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Text Your Ex Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes healthy closure</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Text Your Ex Day is a great opportunity to get closure for any unresolved issues or misconceptions still lingering after the relationship has ended. By reaching out and taking responsibility, we can start to repair past hurts and heal any wounds that have not yet been addressed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages communication</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By allowing us to reconnect with our ex, National Text Your Ex Day helps remind us of how important it is to communicate. It's always better to confront potential conflicts instead of avoiding them - so take this day as an opportunity to reach out and start a conversation if there's something that needs to be said!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It allows for a fresh start</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Finally, National Text Your Ex Day presents an opportunity for both parties involved in the former relationship to move forward and build a new foundation for friendship or amicable terms. While it may be difficult to open up those lines of communication again, it certainly pays off in the end - so don't hesitate to reach out and make that first step!</p></div></div>

5 Shocking Insights on National Text Your Ex Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Some Countries have similar texting holidays</h3><p class='facts-content'>National Text Your Ex Day is not a concept unique to the US, other countries like Japan and South Korea, have days dedicated to communicating with ex-lovers or confessing feelings.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Day is Mostly Celebrated Online</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although it's considered a "national" day, it's endorsed and primarily celebrated via social media platforms where people share their experiences with texting their ex publicly.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>People Need Prompt to Open Up</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to studies, people find it easier to talk about tough topics, like past relationships, when prompted by something like a day dedicated to it.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Texting is the Preferred Mode of Communication for Millennials & Gen Z</h3><span class='facts-content'>These generations prefer texting over calling as it allows them to think about their response, making it a preferred mode when discussing sensitive topics.</span></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Texting Could Lead to Rekindling of Relationships</h3><p class='facts-content'>National Text Your Ex Day has reportedly led to many exes getting back together after their initial messaging led them to revisit unresolved feelings.</div></div>

National Text Your Ex Day FAQs

When is National Text Your Ex Day?

National Text Your Ex Day is celebrated on October 30 every year. In 2024 National Text Your Ex Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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