Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Recognise any of these? New book compiles drunken, hopeful and embarrassing texts from exes


You wake up to a missed call (or five) and a string of increasingly indecipherable messages, and you know one of two things has happened: either your best mate knows you will find their drunken ramblings hilarious to scroll through on the bus to work, or an ex has been in touch.

The Unspirational Instagram account @textsfromyourex has been going strong since last year, inviting users to screenshot and submit their exchanges with drunk, angry or just plain hopeful exes, and has amassed 1.5million followers along the way.

Now following the huge success of the account, the man behind it, Elan Gale, is publishing a book compiling some of the funniest and most cringe-making messages - and their equally hilarious responses.

Take a look at just a few of the awkward (and occasionally deluded) exchanges below. Warning: may bring back memories of terrible, terrible relationships.

Like literally none at all

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on


A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on


A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

Magic conch knows all

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

Oh. Well that explains it

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

Oh yeah. That too

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on


A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

"Nah." - Drake

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

Sometimes Kanye says the most when he says nothing at all.

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

Weird name for a brunch place.

A photo posted by Unspirational (@textsfromyourex) on

Words: Amy Swales / Images: @textsfromyourex



Treasure trove of unseen celebrity Polaroids in new Warhol book

jane fonda - monster in law - stylist.co.uk.jpg

Is your mother worthy of the CrazyYourMom Instagram?


Famous 'follow me' couple post stunning honeymoon pictures


'The Way We Met'; The internet's antidote to relationship doom & gloom

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 16.15.13.png

Comedian spoofs picture perfect celebrity Instagrams of 2015


Meet the UK women making thousands a month from Instagram



Veterans react with outrage to Trump’s transgender military ban

“I risked my life for all, including you”

by Amy Swales
27 Jul 2017

Elderly man spoon-feeds his wife ice cream, internet can't handle it

An act of true, unmitigated love

by Anna Brech
27 Jul 2017

These are the UK's best bars for indulging your love of gin

G&T, anyone...?

by Jenny Tregoning
27 Jul 2017

The 10 songs that DJs have banned from wedding playlists

If you were planning on playing this at your wedding, think again

by Megan Murray
27 Jul 2017

‘Not having sex with your husband is abuse,’ insists Malaysian MP

The MP previously said nine-year-old girls were "physically ready" for marriage

by Jasmine Andersson
27 Jul 2017

The one thing you should never include on your LinkedIn profile

Employers are less likely to hire someone who does this...

by Megan Murray
27 Jul 2017

How to spot if your boss has psychopathic tendencies

“The most obvious, immediate behaviour is that they lie”

by Anna Brech
27 Jul 2017

Love Island’s Olivia Attwood has a message for her ‘sexist’ critics

“We’re still living in the medieval times”

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Jul 2017

Pink gin has arrived to make our summer 100% better

Our go-to tipple, infused with strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants

by Anna Brech
27 Jul 2017

“Why I risked my life to convert to Zoroastrianism”

As the influence of ISIS spreads, women in Iraqi Kurdistan are converting to an ancient religion that preaches gender equality

by Corinne Redfern
26 Jul 2017