Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Why contacting the ex is never the best idea

24 September 2014, 15:13 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Exes are just a chapter that should be left closed. But at times they may feel like that good book you once read and you want to go back to the best excerpts. May seem like a good idea up until the bad parts start creeping up and you remember why you broke up in the first place. It can also be very weird when you go after someone who does not want any contact with you.

The guys never tell you not to contact them, because to them you are that backup plan they will always have when they want to have sex. The women are the ones who like looking back thinking that maybe they will be able to build something since they have now learnt their mistakes.

It may become a bit of a problem if for example;


When you have fond memories and they do not

When you want something back, you have the tendency of only remembering the best situations. You forget about the hardships, it is even worse when you were the cause. So you try to contact the ex and what you get is a negative response because you are that person they wish they never met or they just want to forget you exist.

Read also: Ten reasons why kissing is healthy for you

When you become a stalker

Obsessing over the ex and their situation. Creating fake Facebook or Twitter accounts to stalk them and know if they have moved on or what is currently happening in their lives. If they are as miserable as you are, befriending the current girlfriend. Some people just take looking up the ex a bit too far.


When you find out they look better than they did before

And you just want to relive more of the moments you had with them because they have become a much better person than you expected. While you still look the same or even worse and they do not want anything to do with you.


You are a person who does not move on

You are one of those that like looking back when things go awry. You like looking up and meeting up your old ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends. Can be interesting to catch up but when you make up a habit of on and off relationships with your exes then you are setting yourself up for constant failure.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on 
Twitter and like our Facebook page!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Mudavadi given permission to join...

Musalia Mudavadi has been ghranted permission by his party to join the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...