The most common lies in the universe have got to be “I’m 5 minutes away,” “I didn’t see that email,” and “The breakup was totally mutual.”

We all grow. We all mature. But we’ve all got exes. And while there is the rare occasion with no bad blood, most of the time, at least for a while, that ex becomes the personification of everything that’s wrong with everything. There’s a weird catharsis in trying to process an ex. The sort of simmering anger that turns into a smile that turns into I’m-not-crying-you’re-crying.

If you’re in your feelings about somebody right now, here’s some memes about it to do the emotional lifting for you for a while.

10. You’re doing great!

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9. Everybody relapses

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8. They ain’t all that

7. I’m just checking in

6. Love is blind

5. You can keep those, thanks

4. The glorious feeling of “no longer my problem”

3. Drugs are a hell of a drug

2. Any excuse will do

1. A gross but decent analogy

What have you told yourself to get past a breakup? Any mantras/slogans/jams you’ve used?

And how well has it worked?

Pass on your wisdom in the comments.