No matter what you're going through, the internet gets you.
Having a bad day? Watch adorable animal videos. Losing your mind over who was killed on The Walking Dead? Take to Twitter or Reddit to vent your heartache and frustration. And how about when your bf or gf breaks up with you on your birthday; or cheats on you with your best friend; or becomes Overly Attached Girlfriend, forcing you to fear for your life? Bye, Felicia. You don't need that kind of drama in your life. Even still, the internet has something for all of that too: memes.
Memes speak for us when we're struggling to find the words; they breathe life into the insanity of everyday situations. Memes are the visual language of our souls as we constantly feel all the feels that life throws at us. So, whether your significant other only just dropped you or you've been struggling to shake them for years, here are some hilariously accurate memes about exes that will make you feel oh, so satisfied.
15 When you realize how bad your taste in the opposite sex really was
Preach, Kevin. This meme's so good, we all wish we had thought it up ourselves, but it came straight from the mind of funnyman Kevin Hart via his Facebook. Some of us are just born with the ability to attract the worst kinds of people to us. We crave drama in our lives, a little chaos on the outside to match the chaos we feel inside. Yeah, that's right. I just got deep, people. You know what I'm talking about. Everyone's got at least one ex that you still can't believe you dated for that long, or at all for that matter. They were either unattractive, completely nuts, or just a mean, horrible person, yet you still managed to come up with excuses to stay with them. What's wrong with you, anyway?! Sometimes, love (or lust) just blinds us and we don't realize the error of our ways until we look back and ask "what the hell was I thinking?"
14 When your ex's personality does an 180 after you break up
OK, seriously? Why is it that some people become a completely different person when you get into a relationship with them? At first, they were all sweet and flirty with you, buying you little gifts and telling you how nice you looked all the time. Then, you finally decide to get together and it all goes away. Suddenly, they stop texting you and are never there when you need them. They constantly belittle and criticize you, becoming a defensive jerk when you try to dish it out right back at them. What. Is. The. Deal? And then, after you inevitably break up, they're suddenly Mother freaking Teresa, offering you the shirt off their back and a shoulder to cry on. Why couldn't they have done that when you were together? It's like some people equate cruelty with love, going completely Jekyll and Hyde when they get involved with someone.
13 When you gotta give em' the stink eye
When a breakup was particularly nasty, seeing your ex is the last thing you want to do. You'll bitch and moan about them all day to your guy friends or girl friends, but as soon as they suggest you talk it out, the conversation ends right there. Why would you want to be reminded of how awful your ex was to you? If the thought of them makes your hands ball up into fists of rage, seeing them might cause things to escalate into something ugly. When you do finally see them, which will inevitably happen unless they've moved far, far away, you size each other up like a couple of animals fighting over territory. This half of the city is mine, that half can be yours. Don't let me see you on my side unless you want a fight on your hands. Yeah, that's what I thought; don't mess with me!
12 When you realize how masochistic you really are
If you're a Facebook stalker and you know it, clap your hands. That better be all of you clapping since practically everyone has been guilty of Facebook stalking an ex at some point. Sure, it starts out innocent enough. You see that they've changed their profile photo so, you take a closer look. Oh... it's them and their new honey, cuddling up together. It stings a bit, but you're curious so you look at some more of their recent photos. Wow, they lost weight. They never looked that good when you were together. Since when do they actually like Mexican food? Is that your shirt their new SO is wearing?! Oh, hell no! Did they seriously go on a cruise to the Bahamas together? That's where you always wanted to go! Wait a minute, isn't this the same person that was liking all their photos when you were still together? Just say no, kids. Just say no.
11 When those hide and seek skills finally come in handy
It happens when you least expect it. You're having an ordinary, run-of-the-mill sort of day when all of a sudden, disaster strikes. You spot your ex, walking down the street and they're headed straight towards you. What should you do? Run away and risk them seeing your cowardly ass? Swallow your pride and say hi, acting like everything's fine (it's really not). Or, do you call upon your childhood hide and seek skills, diving behind a trash can or underneath the wheel well of a bus? You haven't pulled off camouflage this good since you pretended to be a tree to get out of gym class. Dodging your ex in public is an art not to be taken lightly. Many have tried, but few have mastered it. Not everyone has the reflexes of an alley cat or can squeeze themselves under a booth in Denny's. Count yourself lucky if you've managed to successfully ex-dodge.
10 When you can't help but feel good about yourself
Often the result of Facebook stalking gone right, sometimes you find out your ex's taste has significantly decreased since being with you. Not to toot your own horn or anything, but you're pretty great and this new person they're with is a serious downgrade. Like, OMG WTF? If you were a nice, solid seven, this new guy or girl is like a five, and that's being generous. What's with their hair? And those eyebrows have got to go. Did they get that purse at Walmart or something? Seriously, though, what does your ex even see in them? OK, so looks aren't everything, but they are something and that's better than the nothingness you felt inside when you were dumped. So you went all Mean Girls for a second, big deal. It's ok to judge people once in a while, especially when it means you get to feel better about yourself. Anything for a little self-esteem, am I right?
9 When an ex ruins that song your friend used to love
The pain on this monkey's face speaks volumes. We've all been there. "Thinking Out Loud" was your friend's song with their ex. They'd play it when they wanted to get in the mood. They'd slow dance in the middle of a crowded mall when it came on. Your friend even thought it'd be the first song they'd danced to at their wedding, but then it all came crashing down around them. Just like that, they were dumped like a sack of old clothes at a Goodwill. And now, every time Ed Sheeran's voice comes warbling through the radio, you need the strength of 1,000 men to subdue them. It's like they get spontaneous PTSD upon hearing the first few notes of the song and just completely lose their minds. But, being the good friend that you are, you comfort them with ice cream or alcohol and let them have a good, long cry while simultaneously banning that song from their vicinity.
8 When you get that booty call text
The nerve of some exes. You've been broken up for over a month and then you get that dreaded two a.m. text. "Oh, it's no big deal," you say." They probably just can't get to sleep." Uh-uh, honey. Let me break it down for you. That's a booty call text. Any phone calls or texts after 10 p.m. from the opposite sex and they're looking for a little action to soothe their lonely soul. Don't you dare answer! It's a trap! Especially if you're fresh off a breakup, they'll likely play to your emotions and guilt you into coming over or come by your place for a little Netflix & Chill sesh. Your best bet is to turn your phone off to avoid the text notifications and go back to sleep. No one wants to backslide and fall back into an unhappy relationship, or even worse, become "friends with benefits." Perish the thought.
7 When you answer that 2 a.m. text and backslide
What did I just tell you?! You didn't turn your phone off, did you? Nope, you answered that booty call anyway and got drunk with your ex. Things got a little hazy after your fourth shot of tequila. There may have been some strip poker happening, but that might've also just been the tequila talking. One thing led to another and then suddenly, you wake up, it's morning, and there's your ex, lying butt-naked next to you. Wait, what? How'd that happen?
As you try and piece together the events that led you up to this unfortunate moment, you make yourself some coffee and throw a blanket over their exposed body. Life's full of moments like these when you don't practice self-control. Chalk it up to a learning experience and move on as quickly as you can. Now if you could only figure out how to get your ex out of your life as fast as you got them into your bed.
6 When living well becomes the best revenge
There are so many ways to get revenge on somebody, but most of them are terrible, terrible ideas. The best way to stick it to an ex is just by living well, which lets them know you didn't need them anyway. Don't mope around and let yourself go. Take care of yourself: work out, get a haircut, start a new hobby, focus on your career. Flood your social media feeds with positivity and all the progress you're making as you become a newly improved version of yourself.
Sooner or later, your ex will peek their face back into your business again as they see how well you're actually doing without them. Some people are just full of negativity and want to drag you down to their level. They may even regret your break up and try to get you back. Surprise, surprise. Most people don't realize what they have 'till it's gone. Rub it in their face by simply being the most awesome version of yourself you can be.
5 When you know you've dodged a bullet
Obviously, this only applies to guys, unless of course you're a lesbian and your ex suddenly decided to go back to men, but that's a whole other story. This is the ex that said she never wanted kids because she had a messed up childhood yet poked holes in all your condoms. Luckily, you insisted on getting the condoms out yourself and doing it with the lights on or you might never have noticed. This is also the ex that slept with all of her guy "friends," as well as a few of your former ones. Finally breaking up with her was the best decision of your life. Somehow, she managed to give 'crazy' new meaning. You really dodged a bullet there. Now she's pregnant and all you can do is laugh yourself silly with relief that it's not yours. Feel that? That's what freedom feels like. Life is sweet, although you can't help but feel sorry for the poor sap that fell under her spell.
4 When your ex drives you to alcoholism
There's always that one ex who just completely messes you up. No matter how long it's been since you broke up, the mere mention of their name drives you to drink without fail. You could just be minding your own business, socializing at a party when—bam! Someone asks you how your ex is doing, not realizing you've broken up. You can see the horrified looks on your close friends faces as they struggle to hide the rest of the alcohol from your desperate clutches. No matter what they do, though, eventually someone will take pity on you and hand you a beer. It's all downhill from there. Whether you thought your ex was the one, they cheated on you, or they just completely ruined your life in one way or another, alcohol is the only cure for what ails you. You could just take shots until you pass out or down a big ass bottle of Belvedere vodka like the guy in this photo. Whatever works, buddy. Cheers!
3 When it's been a minute
Let's face it: hormones complicate everything. Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what you're feeling when all the blood in your body is rushing to your loins, especially when it comes to an ex. Were you even in love or was it lust? Sure, she was hot, but did she stimulate you mentally as well as physically? If it's been a while, all of that doesn't seem to matter anymore. There comes a tipping point of desperation when you just want to be with someone, anyone, even your no-good ex. Anything to feel the warmth of another body against your own. It's a confusing place to be when it's been a while and your ex was the last one you slept with. Go easy on yourself and don't jump the gun. Just ask yourself this question: would I do anything for my ex? If the answer is yes, you still have feelings for them. If the answer is no, you're not in love with them anymore; it's just your hormones talking.
2 When you're damned if you do, damned if you don't
So classic. Did your ex use the, "it's not you, it's me" line? Did they tell you they need to take the time to deal with their own issues and encourage you to do the same? This is the sign of a true hypocrite. They're the one who broke up with you, so obviously they have the problem, not you. They may act like they're just doing what's best for the both of you, but in reality, all they care about is themselves. Usually, this is just an excuse for uncertainty or a fear of commitment, not because they're really going to work on their self-improvement. They'll say all kinds of self-deprecating things in order to win your sympathy or pity because all they really want is attention. So, when you actually do take their advice and find someone new, they get pissed because you didn't fall for their weak attempt at manipulation. You can never win with some people, but kudos to you for trying.
1 When you know you're over your ex
Don't you just love that? Your ex tries to pull some stupid stunt just to make you jealous like 'accidentally' sending you photos of them and their new beau. It's flattering really. To think they put that much time and effort into trying to get you to pay attention to them again. Really? Nice try, but it's not going to work. You could care less at this point who they're dating and what they're doing with their life. So what if they're with someone hotter or richer than you? Let them deal with the crazy that is your ex and leave you out of it. You're so much better than them anyway because you're you. That's when you know you're over someone. Nothing they do can make you jealous; it just makes you laugh. More than anything else, you just want them to leave you alone. You've moved on, it's time they do as well.