Block their number and order another margarita.
“Alexa, play Truth Hurts by Lizzo, please!” Ladies, I totally get it. Summertime is ramping up and this heat is driving us a little love crazy. Who hasn’t been tempted to do as Sandy Dumbrowski did and pine after her “summer lovin’?” Well, don’t get carried away and start an online shopping rabbit hole for leather pants and red heels! We don’t have time to waste on those boy crushes who aren’t deserving of our energy.
You may be thinking, “How did I even get here? Everything was going so well!” and honey, that’s how it always goes. You went on two or three hyper-romantic dates with a new fling and really hit it off. Maybe one drink turned into four and time truly slipped away. You see a future in this person, but, unfortunately, the feelings are just not mutual. He’s just ghosted you and you’re left in the lurch.
A moment of silence for all of the now unobtainable life plans we fantasized about as we were going all goo-goo over our new toys.
Nowadays, everything is online. And I mean, everything. I can’t go one meal without geotagging and sharing with all of my followers. Did it really happen if it wasn’t featured on my Instagram story? The jury is still out on that one.
On the one hand, it is really great. I can carry at least four different conversations with my crush through texts, Snapchat, Instagram DMs, and Twitter. The opportunities are really endless when it comes to channels of communication. But on the other hand, it is almost too easy to completely virtually drop someone. Suddenly, a “read” notification becomes the end of the flame and we are back to desperately swiping right on Tinder and racking our brain for clever pickup lines for our Bumble matches.
I am here to tell you, that there is nothing wrong with kicking someone to the curb when they aren’t satisfying you and your needs. What good is sitting around, refreshing your Instagram likes and checking your crush’s Snapchat scores when you could be out with someone who really makes you feel special and wanted?
When you need an extra push to delete those texts, unfriend, or block, check out this list of feel better quotes that are both sassy and confident so that you can say “goodbye!” to the crush that ghosted you and “hello!” to whoever’s next, thank you very much.
1. Know your value.
“Know what? Bitches get stuff done.” — Tina Fey
2. If you don’t love yourself, how are you gonna love anybody else?
“I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself.” — Unknown
3. Dig deep in your soul and come out on top.
“Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it.” — Madalyn Beck
4. Trust the process.
“There is no need to know the reason for why everything happens the way it does. We never question the good, so we mustn’t question the bad. Just trust that what’s meant to happen did, for a reason, and keep moving on.” — Kylie Francis
5. Don’t be a lost and found item.
“You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.” — Sonya Teclai
6. Let yourself let go of the things you cannot dictate.
“If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.” — Ivan Nuru
7. Who knew Steve Harvey could be so inciteful?
“You don’t lose a good man. You lose a man who’s not good for you.” — Steve Harvey
8. You might end up surprising yourself.
“If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one.” — Unknown
9. Make like Queen Elsa and Let It Go!
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber
10. Ri-Ri spills the tea, sis!
“Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes.” — Rihanna
11. Stick it out through the hardest parts and something beautiful will come out of it!
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” — Robin Sharma
12. Mama Maya has it all figured out.
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
13. Happiness is transactional.
“Know your worth, then add tax.” — Unknown
14. You’re a tough cookie.
“Like is tough, but darling, so are you.” — Stephanie Bennet-Henry
15. There is nothing holding you back.
“I refuse to live as half of myself because other people can’t handle all of me.” — Rachel Hollis
16. We don’t have time to accept anything less than excellence.
“Re-claim your power, don’t you dare shrink your worth for someone else’s glory.” — Nikki Rowe
17. Ain’t nothing wrong with a single sister!
“I missed you until I realized there was never really anything to miss but the peace I felt before I knew you.” — R.H. Sin
18. Maybe being friends with your ex isn’t the worst possible idea.
“You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… but still move on without them.” — Mandy Hale
19. Be accountable for your self-care.
“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” — Rachel Hollis
20. Insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome.
“Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” — Frank Ocean
21. You shouldn’t have to try hard, honey.
“If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.” — Oprah Winfrey
22. There is a Mr. Right and a Mr. Right Now; know the difference.
“Not every person who walks into your life is meant to stay.” — Najwa Zebian
23. Everything happens for a reason!
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe
24. Maybe even lock the door… tight.
“If you really want some closure, at some point, you have to shut the door.” —Jacki Wells Wunderlin
25. I’ll say it louder for the people in the back: trust the process!
“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” — Unknown
26. Air out that dirty laundry.
“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” —Wayne L. Misner
27. No looking back!
“I demolish my bridges behind me… then there is no choice but to move forward.” — Fridtjof Nansen
28. This could be your pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” — Dalai Lama