It takes time for people to remove negative association after a breakup and start missing their ex. You have to give it to them. Besides, you have to prove to yourself that you can live without your ex for at least 30 days. And more importantly, you have to work on yourself and become a more confident and happy person.  Unless you make a positive change in yourself, your ex will not be able to convince themselves to get back together with you.(Read more about the no contact rule here.)

The second techniques you can use is to get in contact with your ex friend who are also friend with your boyfriend. Like if your ex and you know David collectively, you can message David and ask him how is he doing these days? And then upon his reply ask him about his schedule on Sunday or Saturday. If he is free, just ask him to hang out with you. This way your plan of interfering with your ex-boyfriend will accomplish since he will come to know of you two contacting each other.

Great posting! Breakups are hard. They hurt. I give myself 7 days. Seven days to mourn, daydream, rant, kick, scream, regret, toss out old stuff, sell the valuable stuff and drown myself in wine. After the 7th day, I’m not allowed to talk about “it’ or “him” anymore. Then I jump right back into the dating pool and fill up my social calendar.

Proof It Works: Scott Harrower, an advertising assistant from Arlington, VA, spent years in an on-again, off-again relationship until he finally cut the cord. “As usual, the ‘guy advice’ worked—I went out, met people, and hooked up,” says Scott. “A new crush gives you something to worry about instead of re-analyzing every detail of the old girlfriend.”

Hi there I need your help. My girlfriend broke up with me about two weeks ago. We pretty much argued a lot lately and she and I both had enough. I broke up with her in aug and we got back together. We pretty much argue about the same things. One major problem being her ex (child father) he would send her explicit things and we argued about that and the fact every chance he got he was hitting on her. To me she always made excuses for him saying take couldn’t block him or stop him because they had to communicate for child. To me seemed that she like him chasing her. She said I didn’t trust her but I’ve caught her in so many lies. Another large problem was she would sometimes lie about things..I couldn’t trust her which is one reason I didn’t want her communicating with oneone else. She said I was jealous and have a bad attitude. I felt she made me have one by not respecting our relationship and by entertaining other people. Anyways.. she broke up with me recently and says we will never work.. she said I didn’t care about her health or financial issues .. but lately she has me been pushing me away.. we work together so it’s hard to avoid her. I love her and want her back. We hit a bad patch and I’m willing to change. She has been flirting openly with another Co worker which I told her was disrespectful. Also same day we broke up I found out she slept with her ex. She denied it at first until I provided proof. I’m not innocent, I did flirt with someone else in her face while we were together to show her how it feels.. she hated but that was my point. I didn’t want her to break up with me..When we first broke up I didn’t everything this website said not to do. I even I friended her in Facebook which really pissed her off and she blocked my phone#. It’s only been 2 1/2 days since I’ve done the no contact things.. it’s driving me crazy and I can’t tell where her head is. I feel like I should be chasing her. Is this too far gone? Can I get her back?? So I leave it alone? It’s driving me crazy not being with her and not knowing what she is doing with other people

When a guy gets out of a serious relationship, he’s not going to fall in love and find someone new right away. Most guys don’t even want to get in a relationship right after getting out of a serious one. When they do, it’s almost always a “rebound” relationship designed to distract him from the pain of losing you – and it never works.

Hey sex is not such a bad thing. People make a fuss about it and i dont know why. Try having a child with a guy that has nothing in his life together. And you build him up so great that he doesnt need you anymore and now you are the fool missing him even if he never pulled his own weight

Girls need that element of challenge in their guy…she needs to feel that she won you, but not 100% yet, and to keep her on her toes/from getting bored, you should never let it quite reach 100% in her mind.

Remember, the no contact rule isn’t about him, it’s about you. You’re not cutting off contact to try to spite him, you’re giving yourself time and space to heal from the breakup – just like you’re giving him time and space to start missing you again.

When the string of messages, calls, and meetings keep going, gauge how it is going. See if you’d really like to rekindle the romance or it was just a mere ‘post-breakup’ urge that has long since been extinguished. A flirtationship is okay too, if you think that the signal is green. But do not create unnecessary pressure or expect it to magically be ‘like always.’ Reflect on all your interactions, meetings, and try and figure out from his responses if he really seems interested in giving it a second shot.

Getting over your ex doesn’t take a lot of work, but it does take a lot of pinky promises with yourself that when you feel the urge to get back with them or even just stalk their social media that you’ll do something for yourself instead. If you need a quick boost, just remember that it will get easier. The first few days of a breakup seem impossible to move on from, but by month three you’ll probably forget why you were so upset over someone who was hardly worth a second of your time. And secretly you already know that.

So, her estimation is that if a relationship lasted 6 months it would take 6 months to get over it. I am not sure I agree with this formula. Lets take a couple who dated for 8 years. You are telling me that for the next 8 years after that relationship ended the girl wouldn’t date anyone? She wouldn’t be ready? EIGHT YEARS REALLY?

So my question is this. He is going to be living 3 hours from me and I won’t be in contact with with anyone that he talks to and I have been advised of doing the no contact rule. I’m not sure of how I feel about the no contact rule because regardless of our relationship status, I care very deeply about him and I have for the 15 years I have known him and vice versa. I can’t imagine not being there for him during such a hard time in his life. We are both the type of people who are not into mind games and are honest no matter what and act honestly. Anyways, if no contact is something you also advise,then it’s worth a shot. But with him and me, we are what we are no matter the status or title. Ok now for my question, if I am not talking to him, how is he going to find out Im on the market? Do I tell him myself because there is no other way he would know. I highly doubt if I am casually dating someone, their picture is going to end up on my facebook lol. What do you think?

It can also be helpful to get back into the dating world.4 This doesn’t necessarily mean jumping into a new relationship right away – it’s never good to rush love, and getting romantically involved with the wrong person can actually make you miss your ex more.5 But scouting out some new dating prospects, and maybe going on a fun date now and then, can really help to shift your romantic focus away from your ex and onto the new relationships that you can look forward to having when you’re ready for them.

At the same time, many, and quite possibly most, abusers, are not willing or able to apply themselves to learning better ways. The partner of an abusive individual must look realistically if their partner is one of the subgroup of abusers who does genuinely apply him/herself to making changes, or is of the larger group who are just going to keep returning to abusive and controlling behavior.

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]

We didn’t make rules or set a time period. He needed his attention for work and I moved back in with my parents to get my life together in January. We still met up sometimes to do something fun or romantic untill the end of February. At some point I started to have some doubts about some girls working on his projects. He said it was nothing and just my negativity playing tricks on me. A couple of days later I received some screenshots of a friend he was begging to have a one night stand with. I was broken. When I texted him he was distant and blaming it on being busy with his projects. After two weeks I waited at our house and confronted him about the screenshots. His facebook page was open on his computer and I saw conversations with dozend of girls, any girls, just copy/paste sweet messages to get their attention. He said he liked the fake attention and didn’t care about them, just wanted to use them and that was his reason why he acted that way to them instead of me. Still claimen I needed to take my time to heal and telling me how busy he was, how much pressure was on him etc. Etc.

You can try to focus on yourself a bit , to start telling yourself over and over that your ex was just something from the past and not it’s gone , That you don’t even need anyone who doesn’t want you around , Try to care for yourself more and the people you really love and those who care about you , you will get distracted by your own awesomeness and you will forget about him and you are going to find someone who really value your beauty.

I just broke up with my ex boyfriend 2 weeks ago after dating for almost 3 years. He is a nice guy and he truly loved me when we were dating. We both lost our virginity to eachother and we have had so many memories together. He wanted to marry me but I didn’t want to (although I really loved him) because we were very different. And also my mom didn’t want me to marry him because of the same reason. After our graduation (almost 1 month or more later) when we were far, he called it quits over text message. I didn’t want to end it because I was still in love with him. I was so depressed and begged him to stay but he didn’t want to because he was too hurt and also told me that I took him for granted. He told me that we can be friends but it was not easy for me. I still used to txt him saying how sad I am and how much I miss him. He used to get irritated when I txt like that. And once I even asked him if he is dating someone because I used to see him online and never txt me. I had doubted him with one of our mutual friend who used to hang out with him there. He said he doesn’t have a gf right now and later he texted me saying that he’s dating someone and told me not to disturb him… Later that night when I asked that girl(our mutual friend), she said to me that he had told her that he liked her since a year ago. I was more shocked and devastated. I stopped texting him and was so pissed at him. After few days we even fought over texts and I told him to stop texting me. Ever since I didn’t text him and stopped posting sad quotes.

Your instincts will tell you that if you just agree to everything your ex wants, they will come back. Your instincts will tell you that your needs, your values, your desires, your goals don’t matter. Your instincts will tell you that the only thing that matters is to get your ex back. And for that, you can sacrifice everything.

Recognize your talents and strengths – Do not forget to remind yourself about these every day. Reminding yourself about all the things that you can do will make you realize how good and unique you actually are, which is beneficial if you want to boost your confidence. The time you spent away from your ex-boyfriend should also prompt you to start loving yourself by celebrating all the accomplishments you made, even the minor ones.

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.