Trust once broken is one of the hardest things to rebuild. He was definitely for it and never once gave me the impression he wasnt! However, The first week of the breakup before no contact we met in person upon my request because of course I panicked. Is in his court since I already messaged him. I was so unhappy with him. My ex of almost a year and a half and I were together for five years. I believe that what he is searching for is what was already in front of him for so long though. If your ex does this, he is acting from a place of anger rather than logic and in that moment he is trying to hurt and punish you for the breakup. 10. And happy without him. He had no choice but to move on. Getting back your ex is more complicated than some people think. He also told me he loved me and he was not going anywhere. Don’t be one of those insane girls who gives other girls a bad name. Over the years I’ve witnessed an interesting pattern taking place. When your ex girlfriend reaches out after a long time of no contact, the emotions come back, old passions flare, and your brain starts spinning around wondering what the heck you should do. If someone says “the problem is with me”, what can you do about it? I still love him very much and idk if he feels the same. Generally you’ll see a lot of physics professors using it to explain one of newtons laws but I actually think it’s the perfect analogy to describe what goes on inside of someone when they go through a breakup. I am 38 and have had many failed relationships. I’m wondering if he’s telling me what he thinks I want to hear or if this is legit. In the initial stages of contact, most exes want to keep some distance. There are many reasons why an ex may not respond to your first or even second contact. 10 Red Flags You Should NOT Take Back Your Ex. He always wanted to take hallucinogens, I assume to escape his reality. Someone who wants a real relationship with you gets tired of the cat-and-mouse game very quickly, and will want more intimate communication. In fact if you asked someone while we were dating, anyone would’ve told you that he was very much in love with me and obsessed. One moment their ex is asking them something like. Read some more articles to help you to work through the program. The peak-end rule describes the motivation for why the pendulum moves. some things are just not meant to be. He left for 3 days to house sit for his sister. I’ve been working on bettering myself but he is completely silent, a complete stranger, and I’m realizing more and more everyday how much I love him… Please give me some advice if you’ve read this entire message. This is a picture of me taken about ten years ago a few weeks after I had been through a breakup. I know it’s a long background story thank you for your time! TORONTO. Nothing. If you recall, the pendulum moves from left to right, from bad to good. But if after two months, your ex still calls you names, talks down to you, publicly ignores you or treats you insensitively, you might want to ask yourself if it’s worth the pain and humiliation. Most likely it’s going to cause the pendulum to swing to the right. That happened in June and I thought we were taking a break to work on ourselves to get back together but it was a legitimate break up. Your ex responds but is just being polite. Therefore, she was going to have to talk to me first if she wanted to talk to me. my ex kept in contact w/ me for a while after the break up and told me he wanted to try working it out again. I haven’t seen him in a month. Two people who were compatible when the relationship started may become incompatible over time. My Ex Responds To Texts Immediately – What Does It Mean? Why Did Your Ex’s Feelings For You Change? It’s more complicated than what no contact people tell you. She replied by basically saying that she was no one in my life and that she didn’t want to talk to me anymore and she wants distance and then proceeded to block me on everything. In fact, I’d be shocked if you did because exactly one third of the answers are from my own findings and I haven’t really talked about it that much. But if your ex has told you in clear words that they don’t want contact, or refuses to respond to your texts, messages, emails, phone calls, your ex wants you to leave them alone. He began to distance himself again a few days ago, then left town and we haven’t talked since he left. At the end of November it will have been around 5.2 months since they started dating (the average length a rebound lasts according to you). I was an emotional wreck when he dumped me (wrong thing to do I know). But since he broke it off with me, I thought he would have asked how I was doing? It’s during these “bad moments” that you’ll find that your ex doesn’t want to talk to you. Do you think he will ever reach out? I feel like such a fool. My ex never wants to have contact with me again. Things got difficult so we came to the mutual decision to take some time apart and work on ourselves so we can be better for eachother in the future. I just feel it’s so strange he could do that. So, don’t hesitate to ask a question if something confuses you. We had broken up before that for a months and got back together. Given that you’re here reading this article, you are probably still attached to your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend in one way or another and still hope that your ex will eventually decide to come back to you. His reasoning was that he just needs time because his work and Class schedule are about to get hectic and he feels like he can’t juggle everything and he said “I promise I’m not leaving this easily I just need time”. I had truly tried to be the best girlfriend. However, from what you have said above I would suggest that you think about moving on and not reaching out to him at all, you can move on from the pain you went through learning what not to do next time you get into a relationship. 2. This one is a tricky one, since your ex being with someone else doesn’t necessarily mean you have no chance. He said this a lot when he broke up with me and it seems like he is still searching for something. He was very sad and extremely ashamed, but never apologized or ever contacted me again. One thing I have realized is that getting your ex back is not easy. I am not angry, I am disappointed that he decided not to try to work through our problems, but I accept everyone has their own way of grieving and may be he will contact me in the future. Essentially it’s something that swings from left to right. After those 30-45 should I send a text like you mention in your articles or write a letter? You see, in 2008 Hurricane Ike hit my hometown. 5. We had a weird experience the last time we saw each other. Question: My ex contacted me after three weeks. My ex and I were together for about a year but friends for years before our relationship! We have been in no contact almost a month. I wonder if he forgot about me and doesn’t miss me I don’t really miss being together because we were better as friends but I do miss my best friend. Hey there, did you attempt to use the texts that Chris suggests in his articles? Well, it’s actually an extension of what I talked about above with the pendulum. He Text me the entire way home things were going to be okay. It’s like a back up plan for if your ex doesn’t respond completely to no contact. I stayed at my parents house for the first six days and then came to go get some of my things and left a note letting him know I would be back the next day to pack. It also meant I still bought into this idea that after every break up there is a winner and a loser. Don’t expect your ex to come out of his or her hiding any time soon if you begged too much. The are three prevalent thoughts that your ex is likely to think about if they don’t contact you, I’m not going to contact them first, they’ll have to contact me first, The pendulum is simply an analogy for the trajectory your emotions take after a break up, Adopting a mindset of “they’ll have to contact me first” is an example of stubbornness, The peak end rule describes the motivation for why your exes emotions chance trajectory after a break up. But if you doubt this concept exists I’d like to turn your attention to your own experience with breakups. Hi Anna, definitely do not write a letter to your ex. I hope you are okay? We met young (at 24), fell in love hard and fast, moved in together after a year and towards the beginning of our 6th year together he decided he needed to live out the single life he missed out on. To … I clung to my identity as the victim. I’m here to tell you that this is a BIG opportunity for you …and it’s something you shouldn’t ruin. But there are some very obvious signs that say you are wasting your time, or making a fool of yourself. 'Ghosted' by my boyfriend: After four years together he left and I never heard from him again. Is there hope for the future for us? COPYRIGHT © 2005 - 2021 ASK THE LOVE DOCTOR - YANGKI AKITENG. If after 3 -4 weeks, you are still unable to get your ex to a more “intimate” form of contact, or get them to want to communicate more than a few texts here and there, chances are your ex is just stringing you along for their entertainment or revenge. There is a part of you that knows there is no hope, it’s time to give up, and move on, but it’s just hard for you to let go. It’s probably also relevant to mention that each of these three things that I’m going to talk about today are based on my experience as a coach and founded on award winning research (more on that in a minute.). Compatibility is a tricky reason for a break-up mainly because 1) it’s subjective and 2) people change. If you find yourself in panic or on the verge of a meltdown because your ex has not responded to your text or call at the time you expected, the first place you should go to is inside. He signed off willing to meet in person if I wanted to talk more in hopes that we would both find some answers (I declined that bc it would hurt too much) and said that at this point in time we have no shot any other answer would be foolish. The ex and I broke up around the holidays. I still want him. I’m here to tell you that this is a BIG opportunity for you …and it’s something you shouldn’t ruin. Anyways, I am telling you this story because I want you to see how seriously some people take this concept of making you reach out first. No contact offers a simplified solution: 1. I wouldn’t say that you needed 45 days unless you feel that you need it for your own self work. Your ex says you’re now ‘just friends” but will not agree to meet up/hang out. Towards the end he flip flopped between the kind, good looking nerd I loved and who loved me fiercely in return to this dude who was so obviously trying to prove something to world (he had a new job that gave him a taste of this frat-boy party lifestyle). Perhaps the most interesting thing was the reasoning for why I wouldn’t contact her first. Why Does My Ex Contact Me Then Disappear? Our breakup is not exactly 'fresh'. After a period of taking some distance, your ex has decided to get back in touch. He has not been very vocal about his feelings and avoids any emotional talks but when we meet he says and does things that he does have feelings for me but just doesn’t want to label anything. If you still love your ex and there is a possibility that you might get back together, my advice is to do everything within your power to get back your ex. This is why No Contact is perfect, even if he is stubborn. 2. How do I schedule? His response was 6 pages long and talked a lot about how he wishes he’d learned the single man lessons he has learned in our time apart before we’d met so he could basically still have me and about the shame he has felt in the way he handled things… I guess he has met a lot of other women and is realizing that who I am and what we brought out in each other truly is special and admitted to carrying me and our love with him everywhere he goes and went on and on about how I meant the world to him… something I have felt too and that is why it has been so hard to let him go. Given our on and off again history is there any chance she may reach back out? Your ex knows that if they give you a “reason”, you may try to change their mind, or do everything to try to make the relationship work — something they don’t want you to do. But this should only be in the initial stages, 1 – 3 weeks maximum. 8. Too many heartbreaks, and I know myself too well to allow him back into my life in any way at all. Most will respond but in a non-engaged way. 4. The first time we met up after that she was all over me and super affectionate. Now, I don’t expect you to understand any of these concepts. Anyways, the Hurricane went over our house and she reached out to check on me and make sure I was ok. To this day I have always regretted how mean I was to her when she reached out. And the next moment they start feeling bad. We left it open and we both said to let each other know if we changed our mind. During this time I really wanted her back and I finally asked her if she thinks she would get back with me, she said no of course but we still continued to carry on as if we weren’t really broke up. I don’t feel that I gave up but looking back I may have slightly taken him for granted because of being together for a while but I felt as though I was just getting comfortable. Don’t focus on one sign. Each relationship is different, and should be looked at on case by case basis. Hi Reagan, so I would suggest that you reach out with a text that Chris suggests and start following the being there method. I don’t think that you have any other choice but accept his request. I broke contact in March after 4 months of silence. You need to read some articles regards to reaching out after NC so you know what to do and plan to get your ex interested in talking to you. Thank you for this insightful, helpful and lifechanging site! He always brought up being more serious but would get cold feet a few weeks later, and the last time this happened I said I want to be in a more stable relationship. Anyways, he ended things in a horrible way (not because we didn’t love each other but because he wanted to be free) and I basically haven’t heard from him since… until I got a letter from him about two months ago. The peak of your experience together is arguably the strongest and most exciting part to think about. We’ve been with each other of & on since 18 months. It is not going get what you want. I’m glad we’re working on ourselves, but still we haven’t texted each other. What if I want to reach out but I’m afraid too? When this happens, it is not uncommon for an ex-boyfriend to lash out and demand that you never contact them again. Required fields are marked *. The peak-end rule describes the motivation for why the pendulum moves. What I mean by that is that I have little doubt your ex has missed you and has been curious about you during no contact. But if your ex has been with the same person for over a year, or your ex has been in at least two rebound relationships and none of them is with you, it’s obvious that getting back with you is not on top of your ex’s “to do” list. My ex has made it very clear that he does not want me to contact him so I will not try and be pushy. Yangki, what if your ex says it’s over and he is not changing his mind but does not want you out of his life, is there still a chance? He still has a bunch of things at my house, and I am just confused where to go with this. But by showing your ex that you can be trusted again, trust can be rebuild over a period of time. What we talked about today is pretty advanced so I’m sure there will be a lot of questions in the comments. When my ex fiancé dumped me, I made a vow never to contact him again because I didn’t want to … I tried to be positive in our last conversation a week ago asking to meet up for a simple walk but he is hesitant. Reach out with some corny “I have something to tell you” script, accountability statement or video. I just don’t know what to do anymore bc I feel like I have tried so hard to say yes to new things and people but no matter what he is still there. Question: My ex’s signals are pretty mixed. Although we haven’t explicitly broken off the last thing I told him if it’s so emotionally draining we might as well end this. 3. They’ll be curious and respond, and Voila! Please click on this link. It was rare, it really was. He deleted me off Snapchat and blocked me on Instagram since then. Somehow, I stumbled on this site and article and it makes me sad that I found it too late. My ex boyfriend broke up with me almost a month ago and we talked a lot afterwards and we did normal couple things but then 2 weeks ago he said we should just be friends, and if there is a possibility of us to get back together we can. He told me he never wanted to get married again but he’s open to the possibility. Hi Adrianna, so if you want to get him back then you are going to have to reach out. Post that brief talk, frequency of messages went from daily to once in a 3-4 days to even a week. In this meeting he seemed upset and almost angry and mentioned that he felt like I gave up on the relationship, could this statement have been from emotions running high and him trying to place blame? If all of of your exes responses are one-word answers (‘yes’, ‘no, ‘okay’, etc) even to questions that require a longer response, they are telling you, they’d rather you do not talk to them. If you reach out to him, he will see it as annoying, clingy, crazy, needy or all of the above. I changed my phone number and blocked my accounts from him. Why Your Ex Feels You’re Not Emotionally Safe, How Each Attachment Style Deals With Lying And Betrayal, Insecurely Attached People Can Also Be Committed, Anxious Men Imagine Women Are Sexually Interested In Them. He needs a break from the negative feelings that he has from the relationship. But if it’s nothing to do with cheating, lies or any other kind of betrayal, constant mean treatment is not an encouraging sign. 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