You’re saving his number and the texts for no other reason than “because we have history.”
Having a past with him, no matter how beautiful some of it may be, is not a good enough reason to keep holding onto him. It keeps you stuck in the past when you need to be working towards a future without him in it. Deleting his number and the texts are great ways to give yourself closure. You’re proving to yourself that he is no longer relevant in your life.
You keep reading and trying to decipher the old messages.
Continuously opening his old texts to read through the messages is a tell-tale sign you need to delete his number and the text chain that goes with it. The reason for this is that it’s unhealthy to keep revisiting the old pixelated memories, the good and the painful. It only keeps you stuck and makes it harder for you to move on.
It’s been some time and you still have strong feelings for him.
If you’re being honest with yourself, you know that you still feel strongly about him, even though it’s been some time since he broke your heart. While there’s no definitive timeline for recovering from heartbreak, healing also takes action. Deleting his number and texts is a great first step to take.
You’re constantly drafting out messages that you ultimately never send.
This shows two things. The first is that you’re not over him yet because you keep finding things you have left to say. The second thing is that deep down you know there’s no point in saying anything (otherwise you would have fired off the texts already). You know what you have to say ultimately will have no effect on him.
When you see his name in your contact list, your stomach drops.
Whenever you go to your contact list to scroll to someone else and happened to come across his name in the process, you feel a pang of sadness. Moving on is hard enough without constant reminders of him.
He treated you like trash.
No reason to give him another chance. Free up that storage, bb.
You’re reading this article.
Oftentimes, the answer is in the fact you’re asking the question in the first place. If you’re wondering if it’s time to delete his number, it most likely is. While you may not feel ready to do so, and it hurts like hell to acknowledge something is over, it’s the only way to become free. Delete his number. Delete the texts. It’s going to be okay.