worst advice is to keep in contact and be friends. all that does is set you up for the next let down. much better idea is the 30 day no contact rule. NO MATTER WHAT don’t text, call, do whatever on facebook. he’s OUT OF YOUR LIFE.
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.
I don’t think you messed up NC, but rather she’s confused right now over what she wants. It might be a good idea to find out more, since NC is complete and if she isn’t that serious with whoever she’s going out with, I think still winning her back would be the right move.
I had a girlfriend of 4 years that started right before we both attended college. The sex was great, relationship was awesome, we both were givers. We even made it work while she attended school 7 1/2 hours away for an entire year. I recently moved 4 hours away for a job and as soon as I did, the relationship took a turn. It was a pain to get her to come visit me, and whenever I went and visited her I always had to hang with her and her friends. No alone time. We kept getting in fights and eventually she ended it by saying she wasn’t in love with me anymore. I went nuts for a few weeks until I found your work and initiated NC. She got back in touch with me after a few weeks and I arranged a date.
So make sure you want him back for all the right reasons, and not because you’re hurt and you bruised your ego. Because if this is all ego, you will realize in the end that you don’t really want him back to you.
Give yourself a makeover. Breakups hit everyone’s self-esteem hard. To help yourself feel attractive and confident, do something to pamper yourself. Get a haircut. Grow a beard. Buy a new pair of shoes. Buy a new outfit. Do something nice for yourself to make yourself feel better.
I may do a review of the book you mention. If so I will reference your excellent comment. Thanks so much for writing in, and also for your encouraging feedback about my perspective of hope and attempts to change before writing off an abusive person.
Hang in there. Continue to work on yourself and don’t linger in the past, if she moves on, so should you. And if your decision is to only come back if she contacts you, then it’s a good idea to move on in the mean time because you don’t know if it will ever happen or not.
2. If your answer to both questions was yes, go ahead and reach out. Start off super-casual to take the temperature of things. Say something like, “It was so nice to see your name on Facebook! How are you?” His response will reveal a lot. If his reply is short and curt (“Hey there, hope all’s well.”) that’s not a good sign. If he’s effusive (think exclamation points or a smiley face) and asks you questions about yourself, that’s a green light to take things a step further.
You are wrong in thinking that the purpose of no contact is to remind your ex of the good times. In fact, no contact rule has very little to do with your ex. It has everything to do with you. Its for you to give yourself some time and space so you can work on becoming a better version of yourself.
My name is Timea and I am 21 years old and had a long-distance relationship for 7 months. I am really glad that I have found your site, the NC wasn’t so lonely and hard as I was expecting thanks to your advice. You helped me a lot and gave amazing tips, that gave me unexpected results, so thank you very much!
We had fall break and I finally got to the point where I stopped having nightmares, which I’d been having nonstop for months. Tomorrow we have school again… I don’t want to go back. I want them to stop being together. I’m not over him, but I don’t want him anymore. I deserve better. I just don’t want to see them together anymore. I want her to feel as horrible as she made me feel. I want him to realize he hurt me and to feel sorry. I don’t want to go back and I’m scared. I have to see them every day for at least another 7 months. I got so depressed I even stopped all my art and hobbies–I just sit in my room all day now, and he apparently burned the gifts I gave or bought him, gave them to her, or shot them with his BB gun until they exploded.
When Two persons fall in love they make love stories and when two person stand for their love they make fairy tales . And if want your fairy tale in real life then dude you really need to work hard …
Show him you’ve changed. Take advantage of your time together as friends to show him how you’ve been working on improving yourself. For example, if it used to drive him crazy that you were always late, make a point of showing up for your outing a few minutes early.
I’m having trouble with #2, because I’m not sure the strength of our love was a fantasy. I think my breakup was more a consequence of what you say in tip #4 – the love was there, it was strong and vibrant, but timing was off (because I hadn’t learned to put the past to bed, nor deal with anxiety, which was stoked by events). So, how am I to believe there’s still romance in my future, if I worry anyone else will feel like settling?
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Hi, I just don’t know how to explain the pain I’m going through. I am not in a relationship but I have something more than a friendship with my best guy friend. I met him when I was going through pain after the break up with my first love I ever had. He helped me to be happy and comforted me and made me feel like I’m special. Now it’s been more than one and half year since we first started talking. We used to talk a lot. We couldn’t go a day without talking. And we went out on dates too. But we were not officially goin out. And I asked him out once because I couldn’t be like that for so long cause I felt like I’ll lose him if we didn’t get in a relationship. So I asked him out but he told me that we are just friends and we will always be. And told me that he will always be there for me no matter what. And he kept talking to me like before. He never changed his way of treating me never ignored me. He always comforted me and still he do. But now he is going to a new college and says that he doesn’t have enough time to talk to me like we did and that was okay cause I understood the situation. I knew he’d be busy and that was okay for me but now he doesn’t even have enough time to send me a single text even once a two days. He talks to me on Instagram direct message rarely and he is not like before. So,etimes doesn’t reply me but the messages are seen. I thought positive and thought it’s because he needs to study. But this is hurting me a lot. The fear of losing him hurts. And now he has a female friend who is helping him in his studies. And tbh I was so jealous about it. And he studies with her all day long and he doesn’t have time for me.. not even a minute. That can’t be right? I feel so worthless. I just thought I should let go. But it’s so hard for me.. I just don’t know how I should follow the mentioned instructions because I’m scared of myself cause sometimes when it’s really hard to forget him I wish I was dead
My boyfriend broke up with me 2 weeks ago kind of out of the blue. We’ve been slowly declining for a while, and I would bring up the fact that I felt like things weren’t going good all the time, but he always ignored my pleas for better communication. It finally came to a head and I broke up with him, and then quickly took it back the next day and we decided to get back together. Things seemed to be going really well and then he broke up with me, also saying he needs time and space. During these 2 weeks I’ve come to realize that a lot of the problems were me. I was so emotionally dependent on him, and I would turn negative if I couldn’t be with him. He was my source of happiness and I didn’t realize that until that was gone. I’ve been working on recognizing my problems and fixing them, because in the end I want him back. I really believe that now that I know what the problems were that he never told me during the relationship, if we were to try again, it would be really successful. I broke no contact a few times and was regrettably desperate in asking for him to come back and work on things, to which he kept saying he needs time and space and he’s taking that for himself. I don’t know if I should wait for him to reach out since I’ve reached out so many times (but will not anymore!!) But I’m afraid he won’t and will just move on without me. The fact that he said he needs time and space makes me believe like he wants to revisit the idea of us getting back together, but that may just be me overthinking it. I just want him to see all the progressive I have been making so he can realize even though I may have lost my way and gotten too attached, my intentions were always pure and my love was always real. How do I get him back?
So, my ex bf and i met on okc on november last year, he lives in Maryland and i live in Peru, we talked for a few months every day all day, he sent me flowers for valentines and a cake for my birthday. In april he came to peru to stay with me for a week and in may i went to the states to study. After a few months, he told me that he needed his spaces and we have a few issues about it but never thought that he would broke up with me. He broke up with me boyfriend 2 weeks ago, we were still living together after the breakup (because of course i practically moved from my country with him to study and i didnt have anywhere else to go) and a few days later he dumped me, he dated a girl from work. This girl texted him a few sexual messages while we were still together and they went on a date, they kissed and she touched him down there. Even when we broke up, he told me that he loves me a lot, that he cares about me deeply but he is not in love. He still wanted to have sex with me, and even after his date we had sex. Im back in my country a week after the breakup, and he texted me today that he miss me. Do i still have a chance to get back with him? or is a lost cause?
You had a choice to dismiss all the obstacles and challenges in your relationship. You had a choice to think positively the entire time you were together. You had a choice to never doubt him and his love for you. You had a choice to think you’re deserving. You had a choice to control your thoughts. You had a choice to focus only on the mental image of the two of you in perfect relationship.
Any situations in which she has expressed to you that she wants something to develop or happen between you two, yet you refuse to make it happen in the months after she showed that she wanted it. For example:
Ex and I were together for about 4.5 years. What does it mean when we went mutually went “on a break” where I wasn’t respectful to the space by texting and begging to not be on a break to finally him “breaking up” with me since the break didn’t work–but we continued to text and even hang out. We went on the break in Sept. and in Dec. I asked him to promise me to let me know when I should stop hoping we get to back together and his response was “If and when I promise to let you know” then I come to find he created a profile on a dating app and was talking to girls (not sure how many, how often or how intensely) in Oct. until now, even while I was at his apartment over the weekend.
Do you really want him back? You’ve plotted his return to you, quietly reminded him of those qualities he used to love, and psychoanalyzed him at every moment… but have you devoted as much time and energy toward a little self-scrutiny? Before you set your sights on your ex-boyfriend, you should ask yourself if going back to him is really the right move for you. No matter how much relationship help you utilize, it’s possible that moving on would be in your best interests. You could try desperately to get an undeserving boyfriend back, but all the while overlook the fresh new face of a guy who’s truly perfect for you. If, after some soul-searching, you decide to get your boyfriend back, then don’t give up. Just because it didn’t work out the first time doesn’t mean it won’t work out the next time.
Yes if you haven’t done NC before, and have still been in contact with him through the 3 months, it might be better to actually proceed with the No Contact rule to separate yourself from the situation.
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Know exactly that feeling ash, I am 4 weeks into loosing the love of my life and already feel like my life is going to b just as you described, I don’t think anyone is going to match my perfect man, when you’ve had the best, no one compares hey. Hope all goes well for you mate..
Oh wow, I feel the exact same way. You wrote it really eloquently. I turned 30 this year and met this amazing women and fell in love for the first time. She had to focus on her PHD studies and ran away since she would have no time and would only hurt both of us. I feel like this hurt me way more than if I would only have intermittent contact with her. This situation, to find someone that you could create a life together, only to have it flush your love down the drain because of her circumstances and… Read more »