David Braucher, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., is a Candidate at The William Alanson White Institute. He has lectured at the NYU School of Social Work and written on relationships. He is in private practice in Manhattan.

You and your boyfriend just split up and you are hurting. You might be tempted to dive into the carton of ice cream in your freezer, or you could find yourself clicking on his Facebook or Twitter feeds. You need healthy ways of moving past this breakup so you can put yourself into a new and happier place. Hovering over his social network sites won’t help — it’ll make your eventual recovery harder.

Ok, I want you to imagine the Hot/Crazy Scale without the Hot aspect embedded within. In other words, it doesn’t matter how “hot” you are. If you are crazy then you are simply going to be looked at as crazy and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.

In this case, should i inform her that I would not contact her for a while, or still answer her calls but keep the conversation to general topics and avoid getting to serious topics? Or should I just ignore her (and might push her more away)?

3. One last thing before asking him out: Figure out whether he’s single. If he doesn’t list his relationship status online, check out his Facebook photos to see whether the same girl reappears in various cozy poses with him. Or you can subtly feel him out by asking, in a Facebook message or e-mail, about old friends you both had, and then segue into a conversation about his personal life in general. Hopefully his love sitch will come up.

Women are attracted to men who they perceive to be at least a little higher than them in the social food chain (read: superior men). Another way of putting this is, women are attracted to men who have a higher Dating Market Value (DMV).

Then she say she dont want to and 1 week after my sister bday i ask her sister where she could be ? Because my sister invited her to my sister birthday party and she dont even reply it. Then suddenly at night she texted me that why you texted my family. Now everybody know and she tell me that she cant be with me anymore because we keep arguing and stuff. And she say for now she cant be in a relationship kind of thing.

“I’m a musician, so I write songs. When you just sit down and write for a while, you can get out all your anger. I almost always write about not being able to get over a guy, and then it’s like, ‘BAM! I can do this!’ If you don’t want anyone to read it, you can rip it up and throw it away or burn it. It feels really good to get out your feelings and no one has to see it, so you can be completely honest.” –Julianne, 16

The step to take now is to watch the video-presentation that I spent weeks putting together, that walks you through the surprisingly simple process of how to get back with your ex for a Category A scenario like this one. This video is very popular but I may have to take it down soon, so I advise you to watch the video now before it disappears!

If your relationship has LOVE, then it can bring you both together doesn’t matter how many times you fought together and how many arguments you both had on silly things. Love is simply a gift of blessing.

The most effective way to get him to come out and see you is by calling him. You can suggest meeting up for coffee or a drink, with the mindset that they’re a friend you want to meet up with, not an ex-boyfriend you want to get back.

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.

Loving feelings about an ex can continue for any number of reasons. Often enough, folks take this as an indication to attempt reunion. Sometimes this is absolutely right. But frequently the lover realizes his recollected feelings and memories—the internal image of the ex—are distinctly different from the feelings engendered in his or her actual presence.

In addition, giving in to him and giving him everything he wants shows him desperation. It makes your vibe desperate, which turns him off consciously and unconsciously and ruins your chances with him.

At this point, if you’ve followed the last 2 steps closely, it’s likely that your ex is either going crazy himself for breaking up with you and he wasn’t prepared for how well you’d take it, or he’s thinking that you’ve moved on and he is now only a minuscule piece of your life. Either way, both will bother him so much that you should now have the upper hand and getting him back at this point should be a lot easier for you now.

Never sacrifice the potential of a real relationship for a half-friendship; not when what you really want is to get your boyfriend back. Find out how to avoid the friendship trap and get him to love you the way he used to, as a girlfriend and lover instead of ‘just a friend’.

When I met my wife and we started texting back and forth I got that giddy feeling of euphoria. In fact, that’s how I knew that I was falling for her. Whenever I got a text from someone I automatically wanted it to be from her.

If you two just broke up recently, and he was the one who ended it, best thing to do is to give him some “breathing room”. Just stay calm and give him some time. You don’t want to become his ‘crazy ex girlfriend’.

To reply to Renne’s comment, you should act happy. Not overly happy, as if you are just so glad that you are single but you should be the same vibrant girl that he fell in love with. He liked you from the beginning because you were happy and were out there living your life and doing you. So, be that same girl that is still out there living her life regardless of him. A man doesn’t want your happiness to be based on him or what he does. He needs a girl that is going to be just fine with or without him. You should still be there to listen if he wants to talk but do not force him to talk about anything he doesn’t want to. He’s not trying to shut you out. He just needs space to get it figured out on his own. And being able to figure things out on his own is something that builds confidence in himself and will help him be ready for you sooner rather than later. So, give him space. Be happy regardless. And be there for him when/if he needs you… but no pressure.

i did no contact rules 3 weeks ago now he is the one chasing me like crazy but am not planning to text him yet yes i miss him alot but i have to finish no contact rules everytime i get bored i read this artcle just to be busy thank u

Okay my NC days are over! but he didn’t contact me and he is my classmate.. so my friend helped me a kinda today she called him and he came while i stood by her and then she said make it good between you, he gave a good response he gave me a fist (for greeting) and i gave it back. He did well at P.E so i said: Well played! and he said thanks you too “Bro” and then he left.. what do i have to do now? Just keep talking to him or something? Because i know he won’t begin a conversation with me.. he is a stubborn guy. And i want him back as well and maybe he acts that he doesn’t miss me?.. Shall i begin to keep a small convo with him? What he only does is looking at me for 1 second.. and then he is turning is head around.. and last week he did talk about me to a teacher like:

Ok I read your post and while it helps me a little, I think my issue is a little deeper. I have a child with my EX and we have now been divorced for 10 years. We still talk friendly but everytime I think Im finally over him and let him go, He calls me and tells me that one of his friends saw a picture of me i guess on his FB and asked him if they could call me. He said no and threatened to kick this guys a**. After every conversation we have about my daughter or anything really he will tell me he loves me before we hang up. i have repeatedly told him and asked him to stop telling me that but he continues to do it cause he says he still does love me. He left me and our brand new baby at the time for some little 18 year old that he is still with today. I cant seem to get him out of my mind, no matter what I do. Im with someone else and we have twins together. I feel so bad and ashamed of myself. I just cant get over him. WHAT DO I DO?? Ive tried praying, Ive tried thinking about the pain he caused me and my daughter who wasnt given the chance to make a memory of her dad before he left us. I need help.

I understand it can be hard if you have to see your ex at work on a daily basis, however just proceed normally with your life as you normally would and avoid her unless necessary. It’s unavoidable to have to come into contact and continue to talk to her about work related topics, but since she is acting dry, do not engage in any small talk beyond that.

Don’t just throw it in his face that you still love him and that you want him back. Be stronger than your emotions. Give the whole “getting back together” process some time; make a good foundation for that future you’ll build together.

Whether you were the person that broke it off or you happened to be the person who got dumped, there are ways that you can have your ex-missing you and trying to get back into your life before you know it.

The problem is, there are some things that I absolutely KNOW you’ll do wrong when it comes to this part, that will sabotage all your efforts and leave you back at square one. What you need here is for me to tell you what these bad things are so that you can be sure to avoid them.

I just started the no contact phase last week. It has been 3 weeks since we have broken up. She’s currently talking to someone and things are moving fast. She told me it wasn’t a rebound. So I wanted to ask when I was finish the no contact phase, should I still text her or wait until she’s single again (if she ever is.) please someone help me!

In this case, I’m the guy. She pressured me to get a higher payin job etc. just like you did. I can admit that I was a bit lazy too in advancing in my career. I got too comfortable for too long in my lower wage government job. Lower wage, but secure. I had a hard time leaving the job to make more money. She was right though. I still have to do it. We just broke up a month and a half ago. That was MY issue. HER issue was that she can be moody and a bit nasty when she argued. I didn’t like the rude nasty way of arguing. It’s not right. The moodiness was often a real drag. I wish she was just a nicer person. She’s a GOOD person, just wish she was NICER. *sigh*

You have to be careful about how you do this though. You don’t want to just show up on his doorstep or start stalking his work. No, you want that first run-in to seem completely coincidental. Knowing how to win a guy back often involves the ability to be a bit covert.

In this entire step, you learn fours reasons that are mainly responsible for the breakup. Understanding these reasons are very important for learning about how to get him back. Additionally we have defined strategies in each section that can be use to combat these faults.

What you have to do, and it is critical .. is FIGHT your natural response to the event (which is to feel like you have little value and little to offer) so that you stem the loss of “value” and regain your power …

THIS is what I have been waiting to hear! I understand this as the reason we are not together, my ex and I. If I am honest with myself, the times I chose to not engage were because I knew all along instinctively, that he would never be enough for me. And yet, after being rejected, divorced and trying to accept that he will not even speak to me, it hurts terribly.

To be entirely honest, there’s always a chance, but in long distance relationships, that chance can be a lot slimmer. If she’s dating someone new and he is in the same country as her, it’s very hard for you to compete because anything you do without being in close proximity can easily be misinterpreted. I would honestly suggest that you be fair to yourself and not contact her for the time being. Practice the No Contact rule for a period before considering anything again.

Click the reset button and ensure that you get over your issues. If you made a mistake, forgive yourself, too. Forgive, let go, and be willing to have a fresh start and build on having a better future ahead of you. [otp_overlay]