when you have to move on, should you change numbers as well?

@chiyosan (29388)
Philippines
January 2, 2012 8:10pm CST
Say there is something that you have gone through and you need to be able to move on freely, and you do not want to be contacted anymore by people in your past who have bothered you... what do you say? Should you change your number so you could move on a hundred percent? What do you think? Have you ever been in the situation where you have changed your number so you could move on? Is this a good idea or not?
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16 responses
@mayka123 (10126)
• India
3 Jan 12
When I had faced such a situation some years back I changed my numbers as well. I gave my new number only to those whom I wanted to be in touch with. The rest I just cut off from my life.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
thank you mayka. i really hope to move on and make life better now, this year. i am positive about this and i wish i would be able to set things straight with my life and focus on finances. i sure hope that when i change my number, i would be able to find the peace i need; i need to do this, somehow i know that i just need to move on completely and not half baked, so they say....
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@mayka123 (10126)
• India
3 Jan 12
All the best to you. Hope you succeed in whatever you plan to do. And dont worry this 2012 will make life better for you.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
thank you so much for the blessing. indeed 2012 is going to be a good year... it will be for me and for all of us here! :D
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@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Yes, changing your number would help you to move on. I've done it a couple of times. It may be hard, but it will definitely help you. It works for me. If you don't want to be bothered by those people you want to ignore then change your number. This also helps you not to contact them another way around. Or just totally ignore them. Or maybe you can add them from your black list friend in your phone. i don't know if you have them. but you can block them if they tried to call you or text you. So you don't have to change your number. It's up to you, which will work best for you. I hope that you'll be able to move on and not be bothered.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
I have had some numbers blocked in my phone already but somehow there are other numbers that would pop out and would be calling me, or even bothering me. i would get messages greeting me happy valentine's etc. obviously some people just meant for us to be bothered... Honestly i was, and have been traumatized because of this... i would now put my phone in silent mode and when i see missed calls, i would feel cold and scared of what or who may it be again. I have had this woman calling me and was really nuts bothering me.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 12
oh no. I hope this woman is not stalking you or something. If those things really bothers you, then change your number. And don't just give your number to anyone, give to those people who are true to you and people you trust. And tell them, that they should ask you first if they want to give away your number. why were you traumatized? are trying to run away with something or someone? LOL
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Hello there! thanks for your time in your response to the discussion. appreciate your sharing this to us... hope to see you around and have a happy mylotting day!
• India
3 Jan 12
If you have a large number of calls and unwanted SMS from the person who you do not bother. I prefer it will be better to change your number. Make sure that your best ones can contact you
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
yes, for sure i will only have them contact me. thank you!
• India
6 Jan 12
contact every one
@Mashnn (4503)
3 Jan 12
One step of healing from a breakup is erasing those things that make you remember of the other person. I would think changing your phone would be a great idea if you really do not want anything to do with him.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
thanks mashnn. its not just about the break up. its more on the person bugging me - a woman who i think swore to make my life miserable? i would really like to change numbers so that she won't be able to make my life miserable! thank you so much!!
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@Mashnn (4503)
3 Jan 12
If she is making your life miserable then I advise you to change your phone. No one wants a misearable life brought about my someone else.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Changing your number can give you two benefits. One, those people bothering you could not contact you anymore. And two, you will not be tempted to call someone in that past. When you want to move on hundred percent, changing number is the best way.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Hello there! thanks for your time in your response to the discussion. appreciate your sharing this to us... hope to see you around and have a happy mylotting day!
@mammots (3284)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
i did not change my number at all!!! i don't like to have to inform all the people i know whose listed in my phone book that i have changed my number its too much work for me. i have not even deleted "his" number yet so whenever he calls or sends a txt message i would know its him and ignore him all together. if its convenient for you to change your number do it. its one sure way of eliminating someone you don't like from your life forever.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Cheers to you! Thanks for your response in the discussion... appreciate what you shared here with us. see you around mylot, have a blessed day! =)
@bjcelyn (108)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
in the past, i experienced changing my number just to avoid one person. it felt good but i don't think that was a good decision. there were other things that were compromised including some business related stuffs. so i learned from that. changing numbers just to avoid one person does not necessarily make you happy. why compromise other important things because of just one guy/girl. well, that's still your choice. :)
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Cheers to you! Thanks for your response in the discussion... appreciate what you shared here with us. see you around mylot, have a blessed day! =)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
hmmmm.. It depends upon you if you'll gonna change your number, but I think that's a good idea in moving on, just to erase some memories . :)
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Hello there! thanks for your time in your response to the discussion. appreciate your sharing this to us... hope to see you around and have a happy mylotting day!
@bb_gabs (205)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
If you don't want to be bothered by the person whom you would like to move on, then you really need to change numbers. If it is a good way to move on from the past then let it be, make a new start, and I think having anew number will help. =)
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
thanks for the confirmation... i guess when i do this, it would be a total surrender. I have had other plans of doing so before but i always think i might miss out on something... but i have moved on this time and well i thought i should just change my number and be free of worry from this time on.
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@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
You could change your number if you wanted too, and this will really help a lot for you to move on! You could create a space for you to think, realize and find yourself were you should suppose to be!I had this situation before, and I did change my number to stay away from that person. It helps me a lot clear up my mind and understand the situation totally, until I moved on and was ready to face that person again without any bitterness in my heart! And said that I had move on hundred percent!
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
happy new year, CHIYOSAN!
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
thank you myzhian. happy new year to you aand all our mylot friends.
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
WELCOME dear mylot friend!
@FluxNL (503)
• Netherlands
3 Jan 12
You can also block that phone number out of your phone. But you can also change phone number, I think it is the best solution and you can always add your 'real' friends and your family at your new phone. I never changed my telephone number because I need to move on. I think it is a good idea to let the past rest.
• India
3 Jan 12
But how to block ? There are only some phones who provide such features
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
most android phones do have that capability.. i have ha her number blocked already but then, i guess it still gives you the nervousness to see that this person has not stopped bothering you. i guess to change numbers is to actually move on completely...
• India
6 Jan 12
Can I have it my phone nokia x3 ?
@madonna143 (1739)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
It would be advisable only if you would not ever need to contact again any of these people from your past. You also have to consider informing some people like the relatives that you would still want to be in touch with as well as some very close friends.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Its great to have you in the discussion, thank you for taking time to respond, appreciate your inputs herewith. See you around, and happy mylotting! Cheers! d=)
• United States
4 Jan 12
Changing your phone number is obviously one option. Another option is screening your calls if you have caller ID and if not then screening your messages and not answering the phone if you do not recognize the number or the person on the message. I have also told a couple of people that if they continued to harass me, then I would be forced to call the police on them ... that tends to scare most people and make them realize that you are really serious about it being over and not wanting to be contacted.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
If you feel that this is a good move, that you won't be bothered again by doing so, then I would recommend it. Personally, I would like to have my current number for as long as possible. Nothing really special about it, I just think that I could choose to ignore people I want to ignore and there might be important people who know this number which could have not been in my contacts and could someday contact me through this. I'd hate missing that. It is in fact common in our place of people having several new numbers as prepaid SIM cards are really cheap and easily obtainable, so it's not surprising for me to get another update from friends who have switched numbers. I do, however see your point on this matter. Cutting off all communication from a person or people who have brought about pain or bothersome experiences, starting anew, and/or moving on. For this, I could definitely agree.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Its great to have you in the discussion, thank you for taking time to respond, appreciate your inputs herewith. See you around, and happy mylotting! Cheers! d=)
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
I have thought about that. But I don't know why I can't do it. Maybe because I think why would I bother to change it. If I wanted to really move on and forget someone I would do be able to do it without changing anything, my phone number, email addy and anything. Given that I have already changed it - but he managed to find it out again and call me, would I again change my number?
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Appreciate your response to the discussion, thank you very much and have a nice day! see you around the site! =P
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Forgetting someone who is very near your heart in the past is really hard, but what can we do, he/she are no longer like to be with us. If you can ignore that person and you can move-on its ok not to change your number just like i did, don't ever answer his calls or reply his messages. But if he is bothering you more, then its time for you to change your number so he may never contact you again. And if this may help you to forget him too and move-on faster then go on.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Cheers to you! Thanks for your response in the discussion... appreciate what you shared here with us. see you around mylot, have a blessed day! =)