How To Grieve And Get Over Your Ex’s Hot New Girlfriend, In GIFs

Like I said on Eternal Sunshine‘s 10-year anniversary the other day, there are some people you just need to forget so your brain can take a solid rest from sadness. Even if they’re not necessarily evil or bad or remotely unkind people, if you find yourself repeatedly checking your ex’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr for pics to hate-stalk, it’s time to deal. Of course, it’s a full process–one that is totally normal and also still feels completely horrible, irrational and awful in every single way.

1. One day, you’re moseying along the Internet.

2. Suddenly, you spot a photo on your newsfeed. It’s your ex, which isn’t so bad in itself…

3. …but there’s a girl in the picture who’s not you…

4. …and they’re clearly holding hands. You literally cannot control your facial expressions.

5. Wow, she’s really pretty. And that’s only enhanced by f’ing Instagram filters.

6. Everything about you suddenly feels ugly and inadequate. You become aware of the Dorito dust and red wine stains all up on your pants. Oh god, you haven’t washed your hair in days, you’re starting to look like a sad stock photo crossed with Skrillex.

7. You manage to think about other things for a little while…

8. …But you can’t stop yourself from peeking at all your ex’s social media accounts.

9. For a few days, you’re transfixed.

10. You don’t eat, you don’t sleep. All you can think of are those pictures.

11. And at some point, the tears start coming. And they don’t stop coming.

(Fed to the rules and you hit the ground running, etc.)

12. After the tears come the questions. The “why wasn’t I good enough?” and the “what could I possibly have done better?”

13. You begin avoiding all sorts of social media. You avoid public places you think your ex will be. You avoid everything that reminds you of your dissolved relationship.

14. After all, what’s the point if you can’t even hit up In N Out anymore just in case they happen to be making out in the drive-thru?

The stages of getting over your stupid ex's new girlfriend, in GIFs.


15. Oh god, they’re invited to a mutual friend’s party. They’re going to be there. Together. And you will be there, alone.

16. This goes on and on for a while, because you’re human and wounds don’t heal right away.

17. And then one morning, you wake up and things are different. You remember you’re a whole person and nothing is missing, even if that phase of your life is over now.

You’re also Beyonce, which doesn’t hurt.

18. Suddenly, everywhere you go, it seems like people are smiling at you. You’ve got your groove back!

19. But guess what? They were smiling at you the whole time. Your ex’s partner was never better than you; it’s just desperately hard not to feel that way when you’re on the outs.

20. You spot them at that party you both got invites for. You say hi. You smile, and you’re killing it.

21. Peace out, bad vibes.

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      BAHAHA the GIF for #3 is especially perfect

    • Kaitlin Reilly

      Also, you are Beyonce. Ha! Yes! Love it. Nothing hurts if you are Beyonce.

    • I Like Pizza

      A++++++++++ Smashmouth reference.

    • ScarletRegina

      Love this! This is also applicable for BFF breakups, which can be equally brutal.

    • Anita

      I’d like to modify #11 to “At some point the booze starts pouring. And it don’t stop pouring”.

    • adamfox

      Best GIFS.

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    • Emma Russell

      I saw a testimony of Nadezhda Vyacheslav on how she got that guy to love her as she did him.Though i don’t know her, i believed her cos she said Mutton Osun a spell caster help her seen it happen.I didn’t believe her cos she used a spell i believed her cos she made mention of a mutual spell caster i know of that is mutton Osun. I have also see a lot of testimony about his work on the the internet on blog pages and so on.I literally took a lip of faith to contact him and it turn out that it paid off.In my own case i didn’t ask that him to make anyone fall in love with me or ask that my cheating wife comes back.This time i was at fault i messed up.Will really like to say it was an honest mistake or a few hours or days of weakness but then i will be insulting my wife and the love i feel for her.I was in full control of what i was doing i had the choice not to cheat but i still did. She didn’t find out by herself i told hoping if i told her how sorry i am and how much i still love and want to be with her despite my betray she will forgive completely.It was the biggest mistake of my life maybe i should not have told her, i guess she would have still found out if she didn’t catch me then i bet the other lady would have told her what was going on to destroy what me and my wife had.It was obvious my betray really hurt her i could she it in her eye and i was really sorry.That is why i wasn’t so surprise when she asked that we go our separate ways.There and then i realized that i was following the part that ruined my life and my family.I literally lead four month of my life in misery.I have never felt like i needed her like i had felt begging was not an option nothing was an option cos she was gone.It was right about that time Mutton Osun came into the picture or when i asked that he help me get my wife to love as she did before.I was able to provide the items he asked that i get for the spell and send then down to him.Like Nadezhda Vyacheslav said “the spell does become effective at once that ” she was right also cos just after i did what Mutton Osun asked me to do with what he sent me, it took 7 days before anything happened i even thought for a minute that i had met a fake spell caster but in the end i am happy with my wife again.We going to be renewing our vows on the 20th of September. I was on the edge of become a walking dead a woman with nothing to live for thank my star Mutton Osun helped.I will also leave his contact for those who thing he can help them { }