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Man sends over 21,000 texts, spends 10 months in prison

Bad breakups are the worst, especially in the digital age. People have been known to go to extreme lengths to harass their exes on social media and through text messages.

Nobody knows that better than one woman in France who had to deal with a total of 21,807 text messages sent to her from her ex-boyfriend over the course of 10 months. That equals out to around 70 messages and calls per day.

The relationship ended in 2011, but the unnamed man demanded a "thank you" for doing chores in their apartment.

"At the time, my logic was that as long as she does not return my money, pay me for my work or at least tell me thank you, I would not stop my calls," he said. "Looking back, it was stupid."

The victim tried to block his calls, but he just switched to calling her parents' phones and her workplace.

According to Mashable, the man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for the harassment and was ordered to pay a $13,000 fine. He will also undergo psychiatric treatment.

Are you dealing with a bad breakup or divorce? It can get ugly, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

If someone is harassing you on the phone at all hours, you don't have to put up with it. Click here to learn how to block certain callers on your phone.

Need even more blocking options? There are a few different apps that can also help you block calls and texts, even from robocalls and marketers. Click here to download them now.

Another danger to breaking up in the digital age is shared accounts, or your ex knowing your account passwords. That makes it easy for them to harass you or stalk you. Follow my tips on what to do with your formerly shared gadgets and accounts when you break up.

Do you have a breakup story that matches the one above? Let me know in the comments.

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Source: Mashable
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