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.

When I got home I reflected on how much fun that I had actually had and that this was the happiest I had been since the breakup. I realized that wow, I really don’t need him to have a good time. That’s when I had completely let go of him.

It may be sound terrible to you but there is no way to say it in soft words so I can say it loud to you. You have to end your contact with your ex boyfriend for full 21 days. There is no exception to this rule. It doesn’t matter how much you are missing him right now you have to end contacting your ex boyfriend if you want him to get back in your life. This rule is based on strong psychological mechanism and it is proven to work.

Surround yourself with people who love, care for, and understand you. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings with them. The more your support system understands what you are going through, the more helpful they can be.[6]You may even find comfort in the fact that you can open up to and trust them, rather than depending on your ex boyfriend.

I’ve become quite good at remaining friends with exes after the breakup, something which usually elicits raised eyebrows when I mention it to people who are used to hating all of their exes. Maybe I’m lucky because the guys I’ve been involved with have mostly been good people and breakups haven’t been hateful, merely the result of differences in our feelings or in what we wanted out of a relationship. Like the article says, I think it can be healthy to continue to feel love for people we once were involved with. I still love many of my ex-lovers, though I would not want to be in a committed relationship with any of them. I’m good friends with three exes, and “social friends” with another. We all get to decide what the best way is to integrate lost love into our lives, based on what’s healthiest for us. Other peoples’ opinions or assumptions about it aren’t as important as how those feelings hinder or support us as we move forward. Thanks for this new take on the issue!

Put on your prettiest dress or your best jeans and top, fix your hair and make-up, and go out. I don’t mean go to the library, either; get your ass out of the house and find a nice bar where you can be appropriately admired and ogled.

Look at it like this, every relationship has problems, fights, and disagreements. But if you two broke up, then there was something very wrong with your relationship. You need to analyze what went wrong and realize whether or not it’s a good idea to get back together.

Peter did a lot of studying of couple skills on his own via books and a website.  At the same time, he had a therapist for guidance when he felt stuck and to help him with insights and deeper subconscious change.  Finding a therapy professional to help you through this kind of crisis can be helpful, provided it is a therapist who helps you to see and rectify your relationship mistakes.

He broke up with me last Monday after 1 year and 3 months, for me it was the happiest time of my life and we never fought and had a happy and loving relationship. Reading this has really helped me as I’m going into my second week of NC tomorrow. I genuinely think we both needed a break but I’m not going to sit here and believe that we’re gonna get back together I’m just going to do my 4 Week Detox, then go from there. Wish me luck . X

When my boyfriend left me, I got in depression for such a long time. I stopped going out with my friends and starting eating lots of fast foods as a coping mechanism. My friends start suggesting me to move on, as ‘He was not for you’.

For example, have you ever met a guy with whom you felt an almost instantaneous connection with, almost like you’d known him for ages, like you were meant to know him? And for whatever mysterious reason, you just felt drawn to him and your relationship unfolded into a whirlwind of love and romance?

When you no longer have access to your intimate partner (post-breakup), your brain doesn’t fall out of love with them… it simply continues to be in love with them, but you no longer have access to them. And, like a crying baby who doesn’t have access to his mother that it so yearns for, our minds “rejector stimulus” is on overdrive. We simultaneously feel the pain of abandonment, the deep craving for a “fix” of our drug (aka partner) of choice and our once-regular hits of dopamine and oxytocin are nowhere to be found.

The first thing we immediately do when we’re dumped is go online to see what they’re up to. We’re curious to know if they’re suffering as much as we are, and whether they’re going through torture day and night.

– Know when it’s time to let go. You have to know when it’s time to throw in the proverbial towel. If he isn’t into it, he isn’t initiating, he isn’t starting anything back up after a certain amount of time, just forget it and really move on. You can’t force anyone to feel a certain way about you. If you are your best self and enjoying your life and he doesn’t come back, then there is nothing else you can do or could have done. At least now you’re in a solid place, and this will increase your chances of finding lasting love with the right guy for you.

This means not seeing each other, not being around his/her family members, no phone calls, no e-mails, no text messages, no Facebook and no IMs. Just until you feel that you can converse with him/her on a purely platonic level, without an ulterior motive (like getting back together).

He told his best friend’s girlfriend i smothered him which I was never home I worked, ran errands alone watched t.v alone at times and hung out with friend’s. He told his sister we bickered and that’s why…now I know I need to step away from his family, but I was told by his sister he is content, he misses me and is sad ,but he is OK with being alone. He just doesn’t want to be responsible for someone else right now…he told his sister not to tell him if I find anyone and he “says” he doesn’t want to date anyone for a while…all he has is his sister really his dad really just works and stays in his room.

hi natasha! i’m glad i found this blog! i just broke up with my ex last night, he decided to leave me bc i often threatened him if he messed up n hurt me. he said a lot of bad things about me last night and i threatened him back and we agreed to made a silly and stupid agreement, that he will do EVERYTHING that i ask from him till the end of this year then i promised i’m the one who will dumb him and he agreed with that (because i threatened him of course). and if he mess up he will add 1 more month for me to stay with him. i feel confused now, i want to get back with him bc to be honest i was the one who always overreacted but at the same time i don’t think he wants me anymore, he really hates me. what should i do?? i decided not to contact him for the next few weeks but seriously i have no idea what should i do next.. ps: we are in a long distance relationship and before we broke up, he still listened to me when i told him to get home early from his friend’s place. he hates me but at the same time he always do what i say to him even if i didn’t threaten him. also his friends told him to leave me. please help me i need some advices from you! thanks a lot natasha!! xoxo