She could be confused still, unable to let go of the past, or perhaps she wants to start off as friends first and is trying to see how she still feels about you. There could also be the last option that she really just wants to maintain a friendship with you and is over you already. I suggest you take things at face value for now since it would be easier compared to second guessing at every turn. Just continue to build up a friendship and bond, before seeing how things go from there. Don’t be too impatient or you would push her away completely.

Avoid laziness. The idle mind is the source of all misery. This is the time for you to try new things or do things you never thought you would have time to do. Force yourself if you have to. You’ll thank yourself later for having the tenacity.

“After going through several years of ups and downs with a guy I met in high school, we ended things in our mid-20s. At first, I was devastated because we had so many memories from different phases of our lives, and it took me almost a year to shake the sad feelings. What helped me the most was remembering that even though I was sad, I still had the same great family, friends, and job I had before the relationship and the breakup. It was also pretty satisfying to remove the guy as a friend on Facebook!” —Rose W.

Often, the hardest part about getting over a romantic partner is letting go of the person as an attachment figure1 – i.e., a person who you rely on for validation and support. Having others who we can trust to be there for us is one of our most basic needs as human beings. But because these relationships tend to be so close and intimate, most people have only a handful of attachment-based relationships. Furthermore, many people have what we call a primary attachment figure – a person who they are more likely to rely on than others. And for people in romantic relationships, that primary attachment figure tends to be the romantic partner.2 Romantic partners generally make great attachment figures because romantic relationships tend to involve so much intimacy, closeness, and interdependence. Indeed, some researchers argue that the whole reason why human adults even have attachment systems is so that they can form these intense attachments to romantic partners.3 Given the tremendous strength of these attachment bonds, you can see why they can be difficult to let go of, even if a person knows that they do not want to be with their romantic partner anymore.

Now one has to stand down in order to survive the hot climate. This is very important. Because If both of you out of your ego’s are not ready to do what it takes, what it will result in? A fight or a hot talk?None of it will help you out. The best of the response one can have in order to avoid is to stand down. If your boyfriend is outrageous, then the situation can be worse.

Just one question for you. I have the routine you’ve explained above down to a science. But the thing I struggle with is what do I do when he reaches out…because they always do. Do I ignore his messages temporarily? Until he apologizes? Forever? Do I respond politely but indifferently? Just when I want to?

This time off will also help you to distinguish between normal grief after a breakup and a real desire to be with your ex again. Nearly everyone feels sad after a breakup, even if their ex was a jerk and they were truly incompatible. Time alone will help you sort out these feelings.[4]

Don’t hate him ,don’t ever isolate ur self always mingle in people avoid love related topics or conversations which could trigger what your are trying to overcome do what you are good at like any of your hobby.

Although you say you don’t want a serious relationship and only want a friends with benefit type of thing, it seems to me that your emotions say otherwise, or else you wouldn’t really mind or care if he was talking to others or had walls since it should not matter. I think that you need to be more aware as well if you’re trying to push someone away, as sometimes we do that in the form of picking fights or faults with our partner. I suggest just focusing on yourself first to work on whatever issues you may have and build yourself back up before considering any relationship.

The very subtle nuances in approach, tone of voice, and a host of other factors all greatly affect how we will be perceived. There are ways to subtly manipulate people’s perceptions of us and even affect how they perceive events and situations. To bring about fond memories as opposed to the vinegary hurtful ones. It’s really just simple science and a revolutionary movement in studying human interaction called emotional charting. If you’ve been doing your research than you’re no doubt familiar with the term. That’s all this simple method is based on. Proven science.

Breakups can be hard. Take this time to take care of yourself. It may seem like you can’t get over your ex, but with time and lots of support you will get there. Everyday write a few things you like about yourself and say them out loud to yourself. This will help build your self-esteem. Remember that this will take time and you can use all of the support you can get.

What It Is: No matter how this-is-the-end-of-my-life-as-I-know-it your single-hood might feel at first, spending a bit of time outdoors—whether it’s a regular hour-long walk or a week-long destination retreat—can help you put things back in perspective. It’s hard to feel hopeless when you’re admiring natural beauty, and standing next to the ocean/a lake/a mountain reminds you that there are bigger things out there than that last fight about your laundry habits. Plus, being alone with your thoughts makes you focus on you as a person, ridding you of the temptation to relive your past as part of a not-going-anywhere couple. In nature, your body tends to reach a more peaceful, stress-free state—and ideally, your mind will follow.

Just wanted to say, thanks so much.I couldn’t figure out why I was still hung up on it over four years later. But clearly I was missing whatever it was that was the “overarching emotional benefit that you got from being with them specifically.”

If a girl understands your bullshit, sticks around through all your mistakes, and smiles even though you’ve done nothing for her. Then it’s obvious she’s a keeper, but it’s also obvious you don’t deserve her.

You’ll never win your ex back while his opinion of you is negative. Only by turning things around and putting yourself back in a positive light will he finally see you as someone he wants to be with again.

I am leaning towards not talking for a year or 2 and then being his distant friend. He said he prefers to be distant friends (the type that every 3-6 months check up on eachother to see how they are because theh still care for eachother) but that the decision is ultimately mine because he did mess with my mind a little after the breakup changing his mind over and over. I just don’t know if taking a few years off to get over it and then opening the wound to be friends would be productive. I know that being friends would probably lead to us reconnecting which I do want in the future. This guy is the UG (ungettable guy ) for me.

Your instincts tell you that if your ex just realizes how much you love them and how much you care about them, they will come back. You just need to make them believe that no one in the world will ever love them the way you do. How can they reject you once they realize how much you love them, Right?