He doesn’t want to talk much about the breakup or the reasons, he’s never been one to open up and share his feelings, but he says there’s no going back from what happened. Yet, when I ask him if he sees a possibility of us working out in the long term, he says yes. I can’t tell if he means that or is just saying it, but what should I do to get him back in the long term? I have already broken the rule of trying to convince him and have tried remaining in contact with him, but I am going to stop contacting him completely now.

Yes, there are certain rules even for your mini date/meet up or whatever you want to call it. As stated above, you want to keep this meet up as casual as possible. Don’t plan to meet over a nice dinner. I suggest getting coffee at Starbucks with chairs and couches where the two of you can just sit and talk. Another great idea would be to meet up at a park and go for a walk together. Honestly, the dates I have enjoyed the most wasn’t anything super romantic it was just when I was enjoying the company of someone else and walking around.

If I were born 50 years ago, it would be near impossible for me to find the care, both psychiatric and personal, to survive. Even in just my lifetime, apparatuses that are used to treat mental illness have changed dramatically, from the medication available to the length of someone’s stay in a psychiatric ward. But I worry what hasn’t changed is the language we use to culturally shape this experience. Mental illness, particularly for black and brown people, whose communities have yet to create an empathetic vocabulary to discuss this issue, can feel like a dark mark that can’t be hidden or scrubbed away no matter how hard you try. Film and television reflect and shape this cruel history. Madwomen are rarely depicted as beleaguered geniuses or the heroes of their own stories, but often its victims and villains. Sometimes their struggles in films, like the gratingly simplistic The Three Faces of Eve, or sexual thrillers from the early 1990s, like Fatal Attraction, seem to suggest that madness is a byproduct of womanhood itself. It isn’t that these characters have tragic ends that is the problem — it’s that they’re rarely afforded grace and interiority (the 1942 Bette Davis–led women’s picture, Now, Voyager, is a sterling example to the contrary).

Enjoy your own company. You shouldn’t spend all of your “me time” obsessing over improving yourself or wondering what your ex is up to. Instead, enjoy your own company by reading, exercising, or just taking the time to pursue your own interests and goals to become a better person. If you’re comfortable on your own, then your ex will know it once you reconnect. It’s important to be secure by yourself before you try to jump back into a relationship again.

Hey Ryan, so I’m not worried that she’s seeing other people, atleast not yet. She didn’t date much before me and from everything I can tell, she isn’t dating much or at all right now. She initiated the breakup and asked to still be friends, but she’s got an icy demeanor towards me just about anytime we interact. She’s said that she’s mad at me but refuses to tell me what about. Something is bothering her but she’s not telling me and I promise I’m not calling her everyday, begging her or anything like that. It’s been a couple months like this and it’s after no contact ended, how can I get her to start communicating with me?

Self-esteem is about believing that you are a person of worth and that you are adequate the way you are. When it comes to relationships, it is important that you feel complete and whole as an individual rather than looking for someone else to complete you or make your life worthwhile.[9]

it sounds like she’s avoiding talking to you because she thinks you haven’t moved on… because if she’s angry about something, she would be frustrated about it and then she would confront you.. but it looks like she’s irritated…

Again, showing her that she’s got you 100% by the balls like this will make her bored, which equates to reduced attraction that contributes to a break up. It’ll also indicate to her that you have no other viable dating options (because if you did have such options, why would you be so concerned with stressing your commitment?).

Peter and Paulette have agreed that they need still more time before they make a final split-up or re-unite decision.  Paulette is wary of false hope.  She wants to be certain that she can trust that Peter’s changes will hold, and hers as well.  

However, make it a point to do this intimate talk in person. Avoid doing it over the phone, through text or online chat. What you should do, instead, is to invite her to have dinner with you. If possible, do it in your favorite restaurant or coffee shop to increase your chances of rekindling the feelings.

Now, I get that the only reason you came to my website is because you want your ex girlfriend back. Trust me I get it but you know what. Right now you are single and rather than sitting around the house and moping around I want you to take the opposite approach.

Everything you do is crucial, from the moment your ex breaks up with you to the moment you wrap your arms back around her again. In between, there are a LOTS of big mistakes to make. Commit too many errors, and you’ll lose your one chance at ever dating your ex again.

However, if you can be honest with yourself, you can admit that you don’t NEED your ex in your life – you CAN live without them, you CAN be happy without them, and there ARE other very attractive, wonderful people out there for you.

Since trying to get your ex back takes time and going through the no contact period is an everyday struggle, I’ve designed Part 5 of this guide to be an email series. I call this email series EBP Basics.

Let her see you having a good time. If you want your ex to want you again, then she has to see you eventually. After enough time has passed — a few weeks, at least — it’s time to get back into her social circle or just to “run into her” at a time when she can see what a great time you’re having. If she knows you’re sitting at home pining for her, she’ll be less likely to want to be with you than if she sees you having a great time, tossing your hair back, and laughing loudly with your buddies.

Find out if they are still interested. Before you start trying to win back your ex’s heart, you need to know whether he or she still cares or not. Knowing if your ex still cares about you is the first most important clue and hint that things can still be mended.

From a female perspective, i’m not going to sugar coat it: It sounds like she got tired of waiting around. This on & off again stuff can really hurt. Especially as a woman is maturing she wants some stability. Yeah she might have told you she loved you & meant it, but in the time you left while she was hurt it sounds like the other guy might have been there to comfort her, telling her how he’s better for her by telling her what she wants to hear. That she deserves a stable relationship where the guy she loves is going to treat her like a priority & be wirh

Guilt and melancholy, of course, are not Stoic values. We think that whatever we did in the past is not under our control, it cannot be undone, and dwelling on it is therefore entirely unproductive, a waste of precious time and emotional resources. That said, you do want to learn from your past, in order to hopefully decrease the chances of making similar mistakes in the future. That’s why a philosophical diary, perhaps coupled with some heart to heart talk with a “friend of virtue,” as Aristotle would put it, is very helpful. (A friend of virtue is someone wise and honestly interested in your wellbeing, who has the guts to tell you that something you are doing is not the way to go, instead of simply reassuring you that you are doing fine.)

Set strict boundaries. Make a conscious, sustained effort to maintain a bubble around yourself that your ex can’t pass into. If you’re still in contact, make it clear to her that you’re breaking off contact so you can take the time you need to heal. Tell her not to call or text you, since you won’t respond.

Be absolutely sure your confidant is someone you can trust. You’re very vulnerable right now, and one casual word from him or her to the wrong person could come back around and hurt you. Make it clear that you want this to stay strictly between the two of you. [otp_overlay]