MTV’s ‘The Challenge’s Cory Wharton and Cheyenne Floyd Want Fans To Get in Touch With Their Exes

A lot has happened amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While many of us have tried to keep busy, loneliness has certainly crept in for those of us who are single and have been self-isolating alone. In fact, according to research, people have been more enticed to get in touch with their exes.

Now, MTV’s The Challenge alums Cory Wharton and Cheyenne Floyd are encouraging fans to get back in touch with their former lovers, but it’s not for the reasons that you might think.

You should never feel obligated to respond to your ex

For the most part, breakups happen for a reason. Though heartbreak sucks, it’s a part of life. If relationships are your thing, hopefully leaving one situation will put you in the position to get it right the next time. Therefore, even if you’ve watched everything on Netflix and you’re waiting for your favorite author to drop their latest book, you should never feel obligated to respond to your ex. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Moraya Seeger DeGeare told Refinery29,

I think the first thing to remember is just because you receive one of these texts doesn’t mean you have any obligation to respond. You can completely have a boundary here, and that might be the safest thing to do.

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This is what you should consider before responding to your ex

Even if things with your ex ended on perfectly lovely terms, a response could still open a can of worms that would be best left kept in a tightly closed container. You should also be very clear about what exactly you want out of this interaction.

 “If you do want to respond, ask yourself: What is it that I actually want out of responding?” DeGeare suggests. “Think: Is there anything I could want or need, or anything I could get out of this that’s going to serve me right now? If it’s not a toxic ex and you guys broke up for different reasons, okay, you can talk to that person and check in.”

‘The Challenge’s Cory Wharton and Cheyenne Floyd are all about staying in touch

While some of us are actually cringing about the thought of an ex trying to contact us at all, these MTV The Challenge alums are all about it. To celebrate the first-ever, “National Text Your Ex for Jack Day” Wharton and Floyd have partnered with Jack in the Box.

In celebration of the return of the fan-favorite Spicy Chicken Strips, these exes are actually encouraging fans to text their exes. Thankfully, The Challenge alums aren’t wanting friendly exes to rekindled anything romantic. Instead, they are all about spreading their love of Spicy Chicken Strips.

All fans need to do is text their ex: “I want Jack in the Box Spicy Chicken Strips” and DM a screenshot of their ex’s responses with #SpicyStripsAreBack to Jack in the Box’s IG. Jack will pick the 50 most intriguing texts to receive $50 in Jack gift cards to get the strips.

Honestly, this might be worth taking your ex off of your blocked list for a bit.