Breakups are never easy – there’s always that lingering feeling of ‘what if’ and maybe even unresolved feelings. It’s always a hard time and people usually slip up and text an ex once in a while. But there are times when you should and times you shouldn’t. You just have to know when it’s appropriate and when you should stop and linger over the thought for a while.
Why Is the Urge There?
The hardest thing about a breakup is when you can’t get the ex out of your head and can’t seem to let go of the relationship. When you truly love someone, it’s difficult to simply say goodbye. That’s why so many people feel the urge to text their ex at random moments. It’s hard not to want to communicate with someone if you’re constantly thinking about them. Know what you need in order to be happy and keep in mind that it’s fine to keep in touch as long as you’re not causing yourself unnecessary pain and rejection from the ex.
When It’s Okay to Text an Ex
Regardless of what the popular opinion may be, there is an appropriate time to communicate with your ex. That time is when you see genuine remorse on their end about having hurt you and when there’s a true chance the two of you might reconcile and get back together. And there’s no amount of time to wait – if you truly feel the moment is right, reach out!
When to Take a Step Back
If the impulse to text an ex appears, you must think about the time in which it’s happening. When there’s a new relationship blooming, it’s not okay to open communication. A lot of people think that a few words might turn up old feelings of love, but that’s not always the case. And when you feel you’re constantly to blame for what went wrong and there’s no chance of that changing – fight the urge and cut off communication!
Ask Questions Before Doing Anything
If you’re on the fence about whether you should reach out to an ex, there are a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide. Be honest and answer them all before taking the step and opening up your phone to start communication.
- What’s the response you’re hoping to get?
- How will another response make you feel?
- How would you feel if the ex doesn’t reply?
- Will you be hurting them by reaching out?
- Is it beneficial for either of you to communicate?
If you want to text an ex, make sure it’s the right step for you. Ask some of the important questions and be honest about the answers. Think about where you are in life and what will happen if you reach out. Know yourself before opening communication!
In 1987, Full House burst onto the TV scene and quickly became a sensation. However, early on, John Stamos, who played the role of Jesse Katsopolis, had reservations about his involvement in the show. During the podcast Full House Rewind, creator Jeff Franklin and co-star Dave Coulier reminisced about the show’s beginnings.
John Stamos Doubted Working With Kids
Franklin and Coulier recalled how a young Jodie Sweetin stole the spotlight during the first table read. Stamos was taken aback by her talent, expressing concern that the entire show would revolve around her performance. In fact, Stamos was so disheartened by the prospect of playing second fiddle to the young actors that he contemplated quitting the show. He confided in his agent, expressing his belief that being overshadowed by kids was a mistake.
Despite his initial doubts, John Stamos ultimately decided to remain in the role of Uncle Jesse throughout Full House’s successful eight-season run from 1987 to 1995. The show not only solidified his status as a TV star but also launched the entire cast, including Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, Lori Loughlin, and the late Bob Saget, into stardom.
Stamos and Sweetin Are Still Friends
The show’s popularity persisted, leading to a sequel series titled Fuller House, which aired on Netflix from 2016 to 2020. Stamos was an integral part of the revival, demonstrating his enduring bond with the rest of the Full House cast. Reflecting on his early impressions, he candidly admitted to underestimating the Olsen twins, who played the role of Michelle Tanner. Initially, he was vocal about his preference for different actors, but eventually realized the twins’ potential and sought to bring them back.
As the years passed, John Stamos came to cherish his connection with the show and its enduring impact. In 2022, during the 35th anniversary of Full House, he acknowledged that the show exceeded all expectations and grew more significant with time. Initially attempting to distance himself from the series after its conclusion, he later embraced it and reveled in the love he received from fans.