Why I Blocked You Today

Why I Blocked You Today

Sometimes keeping your ex blocked from your social media handles is the right thing to do. Breakups are hurtful, especially when all those memories resurface when you come across them on social media. You are constantly checking what your ex has been up to, where they go, or who they meet. At this point, you begin asking yourself, “Should I block my ex?

For some, this may be a bitter move, but for others, it is necessary for that final closure and for me it is wanting my inner peace. You began to think night and day about them and asking questions like, “do I still have feelings for them” and by blocking them are you avoiding something that might hurt you more?

Why I Blocked You Today
Why I Blocked You Today

There are many reasons behind why you blocked them, but it’s not because you hate them, but you’re simply looking to prioritize your needs before theirs. So here’s a poem that describes why you did what you did.

Why I Blocked You Today

I blocked you today

because I was ready

to delete you

and your memories

from my life.

I was ready to clean my news feed,

getting rid of your dust. 

I’m overseeing what you like

and where you are.

I’m over waiting for one like

or one comment from you.

I’m done trying to impress you

when you’re probably not even looking.

I’m done fighting for your attention

when you’re giving it to someone else.

I blocked you today

because I wanted to remember who I was

before you came into my life

and made me hate myself

I blocked you because

I have to love myself.

I blocked you so I could post things for me

instead of trying to send you a message.

Or maybe I’m trying to send

one final message to you:

you can’t reach me anymore,

you now belong to a list of strangers

I’ve never met.

You now can’t like my pictures

or see my posts

or see me.

By Rania Naim

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Wrapping up

When relationships become toxic, it is important that we let them go. It takes a lot of strength to move away from someone you were in love with but that’s what I did, I blocked my ex, and I have never been happier. You can too! Focus on loving yourself, and focus on what you need to be happy, and do that. You deserve it!


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79 thoughts on “Why I Blocked You Today”

  1. Avatar of Jeffery Litts

    If your gonna ask me to type Amen,and praise Jesus one minute,and then your next post is some Bi-polar,schizophrenic raging rant,then your gone. It really is that simple.

  2. Avatar of Priya Sinha

    Blocking happens only when you are not strong enough, it means the person is still affecting you. It really doesn’t help. If you really want to detach, just let it be and slowly but surely start letting go….

    1. Avatar of Faith Dunsmuir

      He blocked me after he broke up with me because he still loved me. He couldn’t handle commitment or a long distance relationship and couldn’t handle me being part of his life still. What made it worse was we had been friends for 25yrs before we got together. Lesson learned – don’t fall in love with a friend

    2. Avatar of Priya Sinha

      Sulekha Pande believe me I’ve tried – blocking allows you to only repress not get past. Detoxification happens when you choose to not let the person matter… They leave automatically. Trust me been there and it’s a fairly recent experience.

    3. Avatar of Sulekha Pande

      Priya Sinha, healing is a process nobody can accelerate, emotional wounds take longer to heal, but as a Psychoanalyst, my suggestion is always to take your time, because if we try to rush healing, we might end up with more side effects.
      I personally cut myself off totally and use my time forr other better pursuits like reading, listening to music, or writing.
      IME, shutting off works wonders.

    4. Avatar of Priya Sinha

      I understand your point of view, however shutting off in my experience is never a solution – I believe that is trying to accelerate the process, avoidance is only a short term solution. One will keep repeating these cycles of experiences if we use avoidance. What works better for me is quite simply slowly letting it go and yes diverting your energies into something that gives you peace inside. More importantly understanding what the experience taught me and how it has made me a better person. There is always a lesson. I prefer to understand and use it for my transformation. You don’t need to block someone or shove things under the carpet to get past it. And yes healing takes time and one has to let it happen organically….

    5. Avatar of Sulekha Pande

      Priya Sinha, I think you missed this part of my comment,

      Take your time, because if we try to rush healing, we might end up with more side effects.

      We are all psyched differently and deal with our emotional issues differently.
      I appreciate your way of dealing with yours as well as I do what works for me too.

  3. Avatar of Priya Sinha

    Blocking happens only when you are not strong enough, it means the person is still affecting you. It really doesn’t help. If you really want to detach, just let it be and slowly but surely start letting go….

    1. Avatar of Priya Sinha

      Sulekha Pande believe me I’ve tried – blocking allows you to only repress not get past. Detoxification happens when you choose to not let the person matter… They leave automatically. Trust me been there and it’s a fairly recent experience.

    2. Avatar of Sulekha Pande

      Priya Sinha, healing is a process nobody can accelerate, emotional wounds take longer to heal, but as a Psychoanalyst, my suggestion is always to take your time, because if we try to rush healing, we might end up with more side effects.
      I personally cut myself off totally and use my time forr other better pursuits like reading, listening to music, or writing.
      IME, shutting off works wonders.

    3. Avatar of Priya Sinha

      I understand your point of view, however shutting off in my experience is never a solution – I believe that is trying to accelerate the process, avoidance is only a short term solution. One will keep repeating these cycles of experiences if we use avoidance. What works better for me is quite simply slowly letting it go and yes diverting your energies into something that gives you peace inside. More importantly understanding what the experience taught me and how it has made me a better person. There is always a lesson. I prefer to understand and use it for my transformation. You don’t need to block someone or shove things under the carpet to get past it. And yes healing takes time and one has to let it happen organically….

    4. Avatar of Laura Howard

      I agree with this. I blocked him after we first broke up, because I wasn’t strong enough to avoid looking at his page and making myself miserable. Now I’m healed, and I’ve unblocked him because my self-respect is once again strong enough to provide that boundary for me.

  4. Avatar of Maureen Deegan Maurer

    That’s sad. I’ve had to do that too. Some people have a difficult time understanding you on f/b.
    It’s not like talking face to face. You never get a second chance to explain yourself. All of a sudden you’re blocked w/ no avenue to amend misunderstandings.
    This only reinforces my belief that friends accept you no matter what their political agenda is or religious affiliation. Small minds seem to amass together. Better to let them be to proliferate on their own.

  5. Avatar of Maureen Deegan Maurer

    That’s sad. I’ve had to do that too. Some people have a difficult time understanding you on f/b.
    It’s not like talking face to face. You never get a second chance to explain yourself. All of a sudden you’re blocked w/ no avenue to amend misunderstandings.
    This only reinforces my belief that friends accept you no matter what their political agenda is or religious affiliation. Small minds seem to amass together. Better to let them be to proliferate on their own.

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