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Is It Ever OK To Text Your Ex Before Your Wedding Day?

Three reasons why.

Social media has become the breaking news source for all the personal milestones.

People you’ve known for years may find out about your engagement strictly from casually scrolling through their Facebook feed and people you used to be in serious relationships with may find out by stalking your Instagram feed.

While it may seem like a bad idea to reach out to an ex with the news of your engagement, it may be the right and very necessary thing to do before your wedding day.

These are three valid reasons to text your ex with the news that someone put a ring on it (without pissing off your current partner.)

1.  Common courtesy

If you have an ex is still hung up on you and the memories of you, it might be a good idea to reach out to them with news of your engagement before it spreads through the grapevine. Having them find out directly from the source, before a picture of you with your diamond ring goes “viral” on Facebook, may help them ease the pain that you are never ever getting back together with them.

2.  Closure

You may find that you are not fully 100 percent over your ex, even though you’ve met someone else and fallen in love with them. If you have kept in touch with your ex over the years, perhaps in the kind of close contact you don’t want anyone else to know about, you may want to have a chat with them before your wedding day to let them know that whatever you have between each other, whether tension or leftover feelings, it's officially over.

3.  To get them off your back

If you have the kind of ex that likes to hang on, with constant communication or a late night drunk text, reaching out to them with the news of your engagement may be a good way to get them to have a final sense of closure. Letting them know the news directly from you may make them see that chasing after you is a lost cause and that showing up to crash your wedding is definitely not a good idea.

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