9 Tricks to Stop You from Calling Your Ex-Boyfriend

5. Promise a mutual friend that you won’t call your ex anymore.

“I’d feel like a total loser for calling after swearing to people that I wouldn’t.” This can be an effective measure even for the most weak-willed of us. If you still lack confidence, try adding some consequences that are unpleasant to you, for extra motivation: “If I break my promise, then I’ll ___________.”.