5. Go out on a date. This is absolutely essential and if you are reading this, then I will recommend that you definitely go out on a few dates before ending no contact with your ex. It’s absolutely imperative for you to get some perspective right now and meeting new people is the best way to do it.

So three years back we were in a sweet relationship until shit happened. My mom and sister didn’t like him and they caused so many problems , due to that he took a step back cause he knew I love him so much that I can’t let him go. Yet we made it somehow fighting against the odds for a year and I left him on 2015 , cause it was hurting me more than anything to know that he’s falling out of love (he said that to make me hate him).

As human beings, we need togetherness, which means having another person in our life that loves us and cares. What people don’t understand is that a relationship can last when there’s happiness. Happiness that cones from inside. That same happiness is created when you care for yourself and do things that make you succeed and accomplish your goals. That creates self-happiness which share with the other person and makes your relationship last. So, my advice is to try and find again your self-worth, fix your self-esteem, build a good relationship with yourself first, and then you will be able to forget and share that love with a new person!

I’m pretty sure I did not say to wait around for him to come back, I said, many times, to move on. I said if there is a chance for things to work out it will only happen if both of you have had time away. My advice is to just move on no matter what because if he comes back, great. And if not, at least you’ve started to move on. Waiting around is what keeps you stuck in the same place and I definitely do NOT advocate that.And good fro you not waiting around, you’re doing the best thing for yourself and I hope you continue to have that strength.

Look, I know it’s tempting to reach out. Maybe you need more closure or maybe you saw something funny that reminded you of him, but don’t. Let it be. Let him go through his process and you go through yours. If there is a chance for it to work and there is unfinished business, he’ll realize it as well. But only if he has the space to do so.

The no contact rule is basically no initiating contact at all for around a month. This means no texts, no phone calls, no notes and definitely not trying to show up in placing where you know he will be.

Friends and family might say things like “You’ll be okay again in 2 or 3 weeks” but the reality is that everyone reading this is different and your recovery time is going to vary too. Some people can get a breakup out of their system in a week or two but with any kind of long-term relationship allow yourself 2 – 3 months to come to terms with what happened. If you get back to normal sooner than that then that’s awesome but in the meantime you give yourself as much time as you need – it’s that simple!

Being a happy and confident person is probably the most important thing when it comes to getting your ex back. You need to realize that happiness and confidence is something that you can get by working on yourself.  Here are a few ideas that will help you gain more confidence and become a happier person.

Thank you for this post! I’m trying so hard to move on but I’m stuck on #5 “allowing him to string me along”. I know it’s not right but the heart wants what it wants. I deleted his phone number and texts from my phone immediately after reading this. Baby steps :-). I’m hoping that I’ll be better soon

“Most couples break up for a reason. Depending on the reason, it may be harder for one girl to get her ex back than another. Her best bet is to try to pretend like it really isn’t bothering her. If a guy still has feelings for her at all, he will begin to question his choice. From my experience, guys tend to get bent out of shape if they see their ex talking with other guys. So bottom line: Be yourself and give him a good reason to want you back. It’s worth a try.”

Resist the temptation to text with your ex late at night. Late night melancholia may make you do things you’ll regret in the morning. Don’t give in if your ex texts for a booty call. Be strong and ignore those messages.[14]

I broke up with my boyfriend more than 2 months ago and I went through the process of breaking off with him so hard. I’ve been in a long distance relationship with this guy over a full year. In fact, I knew him 17 years ago. We reconnected on Facebook when he divorced his ex-wife about 2,5 years.

When he finally did show, I looked incredible and had my head held high. Because I had been waiting for him, I was able to remain confident and interact with him with ease. And because he hadn’t been expecting to see him, he was caught off guard and clearly shocked by how good I seemed to be doing.

If you’ve just broken up with your lover, don’t waste time suffering terribly. Get yourself together to hop on the self-growth journey that will make you a magnet to great lovers/relationship, as well as your ex.

My ex and I were together for 5 months. Everything was perfect…we had met each other’s families, talked about our future, never even had a fight, etc. I always had his phone and he was never bothered by it until one night he kept hiding it from me. I caught a glimpse and saw a girls name. When I asked him about it he said it was a girl he worked with and I had nothing to worry about. I believed him. A few days later he started acting really distant and I asked him if everything was ok and he said he wanted a break and when I asked him if it was so he could talk to that girl he just said no we just needed time apart…the next night I asked him about the girl again and he admitted yes they had been talking and I asked if he wanted to be with her now and he said yes. One week later he’s in a relationship with a completely different girl..not even the girl he left me for. He’s 29 and this girl is only 20 and they had only talked for a few days before changing their relationship status on FB! We are still friends on all social media and he still watches my Snap stories. My gut tells me that we were getting too serious and he freaked out…but who knows. I plan on doing the NC (it’s almost been 2 weeks), but I’m just wondering if it’s even worth the fight. I do still love him, but I don’t know if I’m blinded by that and won’t accept that he’s just not the guy I thought he was…I’m just so confused!

Hi, umm… So my name is Clarissa, and about two months ago, I was dumped… again..by my ex-boyfriend, Miguel. He and I had dated for 9 months, and then he dumped me for another girl. Nothing came out of that, so I sort of got okay. We were friends with benefits for a while too, but called that off. I had almost completely healed, and I got a message from him saying he realized he misses me and he made a mistake, and that I was the best girlfriend he’d ever had… [otp_overlay]