Welcome to Episode 3 of The Ex Boyfriend Recovery Podcast.

I am really excited with how this Podcast is going and I hope you guys are getting a lot out of it.

I have already gotten a lot of positive feedback so I hope to keep the ball rolling!

Today I would like to introduce you to a woman named Natalie.

Natalie has a very interesting question,

She asks:

“Does having your own life actually do the opposite of what many women think and actually help you get your ex boyfriend back?

Now, many of you may be wondering why Natalie would be asking this question.

It’s pretty simple really,

  • It has been 2 years since the breakup with her ex.
  • In that 2 years she has started her own business, started dating again and feels very confident.
  • Her ex has kind of come back into the picture lately congratulating her.
  • When she was with him she kind of didn’t do a good job of having her own life/going out with friends.
  • So, now that she does “have her own life” he has started finding her attractive again.

Here is what I will be talking about in this Episode of The Ex Boyfriend Recovery Podcast,

What I Cover In This Episode

  • Mistakes that women often make in relationships that “turn off” their boyfriends
  • How The NC Rule plays into helping women correct their mistakes
  • The Grass Is Greener Syndrome
  • Time is a great long term ally to getting an ex back
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The Game Plan For This Episode

Natalie had a question that wasn’t really amenable to a game plan seeing as how her ex was already coming back into her life. However, I don’t want to leave you, the listener, out to dry here so I game planned for a situation that I know a lot of you are in.

The following game plan is for women who really had no interests of their own or made their lives match their ex boyfriends life.

In other words, they stole his life…


In the podcast I believe I miscounted the steps to this game plan which clearly shows what subject I favored in school.

Hint Hint: It’s not math!

Alright, so if you ever find yourself in a situation where you “stole” your exes interests rather than having your own you should do the following things,

Step One- Determine The Changes

What did you do wrong in the relationship?

How many interests did you steal?

Were you a little too clingy?

Did you not have your own life?

Write down all of the things you did wrong and how you are going to change them in a positive manner going forward.

Step Two- Make Them

This one is pretty simple. Once you have determined the changes in you need to make do whatever you can to make them.

Step Three- Don’t Be Too Available

If we assume that your ex pulls what Natalie’s ex is doing to her then you need to make a mental not to not be too available for him. Prove to him that you have your own life now and he is going to have to work to “win” you.

Step Four- Play Hard To Get

Men deep down are intrigued by women who are hard to get.

Why do you think this strategy is so effective!

Oh, and don’t sleep with him on the first date or anything like that.

A woman who does that sends off a signal that she is easy to get not the other way around.

Step Five- Leave Him Wanting More

Perhaps the most important rule?

If you listen to the podcast then you will hear the fear in my voice when I get to his section. I imagine I made a lot of people laugh with what happened after my story.

Don’t know what I am talking about?

You are going to have to listen to the full episode to find out.

How To Ask Me A Question For The Podcast?

A lot of women are wondering exactly what they need to do to leave me a voice mail on the Podcast to have their question potentially featured and answered.

The truth is that it is really easy!

All you have to do is visit my SpeakPipe page which you can find below,

My SpeakPipe Page

Once you are there you will be given the ability to record a message.

(If you are using a phone you may have to download their free app)

I’ll see you tomorrow!

Podcast Transcript

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Ex-Boyfriend Recovery Podcast. I just want to take a moment to thank you for listening to this podcast. It helps if you can leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Subscribe to the podcast and you’ll get daily updates.

Today, we’re going to have a pretty interesting question from a woman named Natalie. Let’s hear from Natalie right now:

“Hi, my name is Natalie and my question is this. It’s been almost two years since the breakup with my ex and I have since then started my own business and started dating. I feel at 100% with my confidence.

I’ve noticed that he’s been calling and texting me a lot more often and telling me how proud he is of me, and that I look really good. When we were together, I stopped following my dreams and going out with friends to be closer to him, realizing now that all it did was push him away. Would you say having your own life despite fear of losing a man actually does the opposite and keeps him interested?”

Thank you, Natalie, for asking that amazing question. I’m really excited that you asked this. This is a topic that I haven’t dived into that much during my time with Ex-Boyfriend Recovery. I’d like to start today’s episode off with a quote from Frank Sinatra. He said, “The best revenge in life is massive success.” I think that holds true to Natalie’s situation here.

She’s gotten some success in her life. It’s been two years since the breakup. She started her own business. She started dating again. She feels 100% with her confidence. Her ex has kind of come back into the picture lately. He may have sensed that she’s feeling more confident. It’s interesting.

She’s doing well with her life. She’s having some success with her life. All of a sudden, her ex comes back in. Even though she’s not technically trying to get revenge on her ex, who knows, maybe he was a really bad guy and he deserves it. Having success in your life and striving to become better than you are, even if you’re an incredible human being and trying to strive farther than that, can have an amazing effect on your love life.

Natalie’s question was, “Does having your own life actually help you get your ex back?” When we were listening to Natalie’s situation, she said something that I thought was really interesting. She said when she was with him, she got caught up in his world. She didn’t have her own life, so to speak. Her life was his life and he didn’t find that very attractive. I find that women often make similar mistakes in relationships. It pushes their boyfriends or now ex-boyfriends away.

I’m going to cover a few of the mistakes that I see women make here. I’ll talk specifically about Natalie’s mistake. The very first mistake that I see a lot of women make in relationships is that they’re too clingy. Another mistake is that they’re really needy or high maintenance. They require a lot of upkeep and attention to survive.

The reason that this springs to mind is because I’m writing an article right now about the reasons that men fall out of love. I focused on the high maintenance thing this morning. This is about a woman who is extremely high maintenance.

I don’t want you to get me wrong. Some high maintenance is okay. Everyone has their own needs. Everyone needs attention in a relationship. I’m talking about an extreme form of high maintenance where it’s almost like one person is in the relationship and the other person doesn’t get their needs met at all. High maintenance, clinginess and neediness are on the list.

Another very common thing that I see women do in relationships do that’s a mistake is that they don’t have their own lives. More specifically, they hijack their boyfriend’s life. Let’s say that you are dating a guy and you’re hijacking his life. You throw away everything in your own life, and his life becomes your life. Let’s say that the guy you’re dating is obsessed with baseball. All of a sudden, you become obsessed with baseball and you don’t have any original thoughts of your own.

I’m not going to lie to you. There are some guys who like having a woman who is completely theirs, that they own. These are few and far between. They’re not very common. They’re extremely rare. In most cases, it turns a guy off completely. It seems like it turned Natalie’s ex-boyfriend off from her.

This poses a really interesting question. Why is this so unattractive to a man? Why is it that having a girl who basically hijacks a guy’s life turns him off? The example I’m going to use here is with a video game. I know a lot of the women listeners don’t play video games, but bear with me. I promise, this is going to make complete sense to you. Imagine that you’re playing a video game, let’s say Super Mario. You’re playing Super Mario. All of a sudden, someone gives you a cheat code that will win the game for you. You put in the cheat code and you win. It’s an instantaneous win. What’s fun about that? Part of the fun of playing a video game is the fact that it challenges you. It’s not easy. Winning at the end feels like an accomplishment. The reason it feels like an accomplishment is because it was so hard to win.

I like to compare this to relationships. What’s fun about a relationship, to a guy, when he already knows that he can control this girl any way he wants? She’s obsessed with him. What’s fun about that? What is attractive about that to a guy? What’s challenging about that? Some guys like weak women. Most guys don’t, deep down.

They like it when a woman challenges them. In the end, it makes them feel like they accomplished something. That may be a little demeaning towards women, but we’re looking at the mind of a man here. The mind of a man isn’t always a gender-neutral place. Men like to win prizes. Never ever forget that.

Avid readers of my site know that I’m a big advocate of the no contact rule. One of the reasons that I recommend the no contact rule so highly is that it helps women correct this problem. Imagine that you have a woman who does not have her own life. She hijacked her boyfriend’s life. The no contact rule is a period of time where she can correct that and figure out what she needs to do to get her own life back.

If you think about it, the woman that the guy fell in love with is not the woman that he fell out of love with. I’m going to do a little role play here because I think it will better illustrate this point. Imagine that you and I are not dating yet but we’re talking. I have my own life and you have your own life.

I’m attracted to you because you have your own life. You are your own person. You are you. During our relationship, you changed. Change is the most inevitable thing that will ever happen. More often than not, changing who you are in a relationship is not a good thing. Taking over someone else’s interests and pushing aside your own doesn’t really work in the end.

Let’s say that I decide to date you. Lucky you, I’m awesome. Kidding aside, we are dating. Somewhere in the relationship, I figure out, “Wait, she’s not the same person that I fell for. She’s basically a carbon copy of me.” This is unattractive to me because I fell for you for who you were before the relationship started. All you did was take over my interests. You didn’t have an original thought of your own. Maybe that’s not accurate. I should say that you didn’t have an original interest of your own if you’re taking over my interests. That’s usually never a good thing.

I love recommending the no contact rule as a way for women to almost press the reset button and correct this problem. It’s a way for them to get back to their former selves or the selves that the guy they’re trying to get back fell in love with. That is where Natalie aced the test in spades. She did exactly that. She got back to her roots.

When you look at Natalie’s situation, it’s been two years since the breakup with her ex. She’s made some serious changes. She’s started her own business. Kudos to you, Natalie. That is incredible. I wish you the best in your endeavors. She started dating again, which can create some jealousy with an ex.

When you’re looking at an ex that is two years post-breakup, probably not. It’s more for Natalie’s inner self. The coolest aspect of this is that Natalie really feels 100% more confident. She feels way more confident than she did before she made these changes in her life.

What’s happening here? Why is her ex-boyfriend coming back to her after all of these changes? There are two reasons. Having your own life actually will help you get your ex back. Don’t believe it if someone tells you it’s okay not to have your own life. Having your own life is essential for getting your ex back.

The second reason is a much more interesting reason. I like to call it the “grass is greener” syndrome. I think what happened to Natalie’s ex-boyfriend is that he started getting a little bit of the grass is greener syndrome. I describe it as someone who leaves a relationship and gets into another relationship or experiences someone else. Then they compare their new relationship to the old relationship that they had with you.

The grass is greener syndrome can work in two ways. Two outcomes can occur here. Your ex could decide that the grass is greener on the other side. The person he is with is better than you and he’s happy. Or he could determine that the grass is not greener on the other side. He made a mistake by leaving you.

That’s what I think happened in Natalie’s case. I think her ex, two years removed after the breakup, dated around. He has experienced other people. He’s comparing these other people to Natalie. Maybe he went on a date and compared that date to his first date with Natalie. Maybe he was in a relationship with someone and the person he was with was super clingy. Then he compared the clingy girl to Natalie, and Natalie was not clingy. He’s thinking to himself, “I might have made a mistake by breaking up with that one.”

I’m going to tell you a fun, little story. One of my very good friends told me a story a couple of years ago about the one that got away. The way he talked about this girl, he was in love with her. I don’t remember exactly what happened for the two of them to break up. It was a couple of years ago. If you’ve dealt with as many breakups as I have through Ex-Boyfriend Recovery, your memory is shot a little bit.

I do remember this part. He had been married after this girl. He’d gotten a divorce from his wife. Even after all of this, he was still thinking about this girl. He had the grass is greener syndrome in spades. He kept thinking, “Man, she got away. I let her get away. I made a mistake.” Maybe that’s what’s happening here with Natalie’s ex.

The main takeaway is that, sometimes it will take a while for an ex to come back to you. Natalie, in my opinion, did everything right. I don’t know what exactly she did after the breakup, short term. Long term, she started a business. She started dating again. She started working on herself mentally, maybe even physically. I don’t know. She didn’t say anything about that. Long term, she did everything right to get her ex back. Without her even lifting a finger, he’s coming back. Keep that in mind when you’re trying to get your ex back.

A lot of women expect immediate results. So many people want to figure out, “How can I get my ex back as soon as possible?” I understand that. A lot of times, it just takes time. This is a process that you really cannot rush. Sometimes, the short-term methods won’t work. The long-term methods work that Natalie displayed here.

They may not work 100% all the time. If you are really looking to get an ex back long term, years after the breakup, what Natalie is doing is the way to go.

As you know, here is the structure of this podcast. You call in. I’ll answer your question. Then at the end, I’ll give you a game plan. This is a unique situation. Natalie didn’t ask a question that’s conducive of a game plan. I’m not going to leave you empty-handed here.

We’re going to make a few assumptions before I get into this game plan. Assumption number one: You want your ex back.

Assumption number two: You did what Natalie did and lost your own interests. You took more interest in him and his life. Your world revolved around his world.

I would like to teach you exactly what to do in this situation to get an ex back long term. Step one of the game plan is to determine the changes that you need to make. If you were clingy in the relationship, don’t be clingy. If you were needy in the relationship, work on the neediness. Figure out exactly how you took over his life. What changed? What interests do you need to get back to from the beginning? What interests you at the core? Don’t think about him. Focus on you.

A lot of times, the way back to an ex’s heart is through self-improvement. Step two, once you have determined what changes you need to make, make them. It’s as simple as that. Make the changes. Will it take a year? Will it take two years? Will it take three years? Maybe.

Here is a side note. Even if you don’t get your ex back in this case, it’s not the end of the world. Doing what I’m explaining here, a long-term method of getting your ex back, you’re getting something out of it.

At the very least, you’re improving yourself. When you improve yourself, you attract attractive things to you. Maybe not your ex. Maybe it’s someone else. Maybe you put yourself in an opportunity where you meet the man of your dreams. Who knows? Our goal here is to try and get your ex back.

Step three, let’s assume that you make these changes. Your ex gravitates toward you like he is to Natalie. Natalie made all of these incredible changes. Then, all of a sudden, he’s showing up again. He’s messaging her, telling her how great she’s doing and how proud he is.

In this case, don’t be too available for him. You want him to feel wanted, but you don’t want to become too available for him. You have to play a little game at the beginning to re-attract him and re-grab his attention. Step three is not to be too available for him.

Step four, play hard to get a little bit. On dates, play hard to get. Don’t sleep with him on the first date. Make him work a little bit. Make him prove how much you mean to him.

Step five is also very important. Always, always leave him wanting more. I cannot stress this enough. This is the most important part of this game plan. You have to leave him wanting more. I cannot stress how important this is. If you do leave an ex wanting more, he’ll marry you. Seriously.

I’m going to tell you a story about something my wife used to do to me. I don’t even think she meant to do it, but it worked incredibly. When we were talking, we weren’t dating yet. She would always call me. You could say, “She’s calling you and you’re not calling her.” It didn’t matter. I’ll tell you why. It’s because of the way she would end the conversations.

When my wife and I first met, she had a horrible phone. She didn’t have a smartphone. It was a really bad phone. The connection was bad a lot of times. She would call me. We would be on the phone for about 45 minutes to an hour. It was a great conversation. Every day, it was conversations that you never wanted to end.

I remember that she would be talking and I would be daydreaming, thinking, “Wow, this is incredible. I don’t want this conversation to end.” We would riff off each other. She would say something, I would say something and the conversation would grow from there. All of a sudden, bang. She’s gone. I would say, “Wait, she hung up on me.”

I would get really angry and call her back. She wouldn’t pick up. It would go straight to voicemail. I’d call again and it would go straight to voicemail. About two hours later, she’d call me and say, “Sorry, my phone died. The battery is bad.” All was forgiven for me because she was back on the phone.

Here’s the funny part. There would be times when she did that but wouldn’t call me back for the rest of the day. I don’t think she did it in purpose. It made me depressed. I really liked her. I wanted her to talk to me all day, every day.

We would talk for an hour. At the very high point of the conversation, her phone would suddenly “die.” She would leave the conversation at the high point. I would be left wanting more. She would not talk to me for the rest of the day because her phone “died.” To this day, she has still not told me if she meant to do it or not. I think she meant to do it. I really do.

That was a fun story about how important it is to leave your ex-boyfriend wanting more. She’s my wife now. We weren’t dating at the time. I hope she does not listen to this because I’m going to be in the dog house. I’m going to end the episode here because I think I’m going to get in trouble from her.

Thank you so much for listening to Episode 3 of the Ex-Boyfriend Recovery Podcast. Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes. Leave a legitimate review or comment on it. It really helps out. It’s the only way this podcast can continue to survive.

Thank you so much for listening to the Ex-Boyfriend Recovery Podcast. If you want to call in, just read the show notes from this call. Call in and ask me a question for Episode 4, 5, 6 or any future episode. You can find that at www.ExBoyfriendRecovery.com/episode3. I hope you have a great rest of the day, night or morning. I will see you tomorrow.

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67 thoughts on “EBR 003: Does Having Your Own Life Help You Get Your Ex Back?”

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    January 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Hey guys! EBR Program is really effective both on personal and relationship growth. So, this website has been my best friend since the break up. I was able to regain myself confidence and saw how amazing life is with or without my ex boyfriend of four years who I have a child with is. He’s with someone new but is now regretting for leaving me and our baby. He bombarded my phone with calls and texts. I answered one call and he was heavily crying… I was shocked how great the impact of no contact on him. It’s just that… I am living my life taking care of myself and our baby that I am now actually having doubts of getting back with my ex. Thanks EBR Team for helping me gain my power. KUDOS! 😉

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 11, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Joyce!

      That’s great! Keep improving and loving yourself even when you get him back. Thank you for sharing!

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    December 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Hi, EBR Team! I super like your website. It gives me so much power… and I mean control over my emotions especially whenever thoughts of my ex creeps in me. Just half-way on any of your articles would stop me from whining.HAHA I would think of moving on without moving on everytime while trying to become an UG.

    Whenever I post on social media about me and our baby’s day-out at places like the beach resort, restaurant, or the salon, I get a reaction from him EVERYTIME. He initially asks how am I doing and how is our baby. I used to answer his calls, chats, and texts before I discovered your site on Google.hehe And we conversed alot like we are still together. He would make me laugh, etc… I didn’t want to be friendzoned. So, now, I don’t answer him since I’m aiming 90-day MC. It’s just that I cannot even remember when I started and how long has it been since I’ve started.haha I am enjoying so much of my time without him that I lost track of time. BUT I am still dealing with the pain of our break-up especially when I knew recently (during no contact) he has a new girlfriend from his work and that he’s taking her home. Thoughts like, HOW COULD HE CHOOSE HER OVER ME AND OUR BABY??? Then I feel a laugh coming because she is not that beautiful (sorry, I’m not either but, duh, really?! HER??) and I am much more accomplished and well-off than her (and my ex). I get along with his family and friends so well. So of all people why her when even his family hate her? His family told me. We’re that close. Then I thought maybe because of my personality. He thought I WAS a flirt. I have alot of guy friends because I am boyish but I have cut contact to those he got jealous with and had limited contact to my other guy friends. I WAS too jealous, clingy, and needy of my ex’s affection towards the end of the relationship when I saw signs of him cheating (but I never REALLY proved any). I think that’s what turned him off when I became suspicious and lost trust in him. I made changes regarding that attitude because I know it’s not classy. I was a batsh*t crazy.

    So, we’ve lived together for nearly four years. He left me when I was eight months pregnant (when I was also highly emotional). And our baby is now three months (delivered the day after my ex told me he doesn’t love me anymore and can’t see a future with me but he loves our baby and is sorry for the baby, he even cried). We got along so well when we were together. Had alot of inside jokes. His family loves me. But my family doesn’t like him from the beginning of our relationship (after the break up he told me that because of my family’s cold treatment… he didn’t feel he belonged even if i told him that it’s normal for parents to be that way and that he should prove them wrong and that I love him and I am the one who he is going to live with not my parents.) With all these reasons I think he also feels the “ick” because we’ve been together for so long and known so much of each other that he got bored or something, idk.

    As of now, I’m just letting it be. And day-by-day I am doing my best to improve on myself physically and psychologically. And I am also thinking that these improvents are not for me alone but also for our cutie little baby. I’m so excited for her future… there’s just a pinch in the chest because it should have been a great family with him (my ex). The real pain comes from the thought that he might get his new girlfriend pregnant and they live a happy family life together while disregarding me and our baby. That hurts a lot. I want him back before that even happens.

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    govers melissa

    July 1, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I would like to get your book but this guy i was talking to for a month went on a few dates with was not my boyfriend and i met him online idk if it’ll apply i was just too desperate and clingy after he needed space

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    July 16, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Thank you for your podcast. It was really helpful. I am currently doing the NC and working on building my self esteem.

    I need your advice, Chris, because what should I do if the guy and I only dated for 1 month and then he dumped me? I was really insecure and asked for a lot of reassurance and was somewhat possessive. See, I started dating him like 3 weeks after I got out of my 4.5 year relationship with my ex. Anyways, this guy was amazing and everything I was looking for. He really really liked me and showed me that I should trust him (by being honest about his past, deleting exes of his on his phone, etc). He even introduced me to his sister, best friend and his grandpa. Obviously, it went a little fast given that he only knew and dated me for a month. When he dumped me he told me that he still cares for me and that I can still talk to him as a friend. I asked him “do you think that in the future if I change my ways, you would consider trying this again?” He responded “I don’t like thinking of the future. As of now think of me as NOT an option. I don’t want to give you hope.” When I heard those words, I felt like that in his mind, he would not ever consider going back out with me. I am confused if there is any hope in getting back together with him in the future and if he would ever consider it. Please help.

    A side note: I am leaving soon to another state for my master’s degree which will take 2 years

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      October 22, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Hey, Chris. My ex has left for someone else, but not just anyone. Originally, my ex left his girlfriend to be with me….. I didn’t know that at the time. After five months of talking and four months of dating, he broke up with me to get back with her once again. I realize he’s decided then grass wasn’t greener with me. Please just help me. I feel so hopeless. I realize she used tactics to get him back, such as flirting and texting. After a month of begging, I started NC and am now on the third week. Should I do a 45 or 30 day NC? What else can I do to get him back?

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      October 23, 2016 at 11:36 am

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    March 7, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Hey Chris!

    I know you are probably sitting at your computer thinking “Oh here is Ashley again with another question”, but hey I ask em’ when I have them! So ever since my ex and I broke up, I have been on this track where I will contact him in some way every couple of weeks, or spontaneously out of no where. He never responds, even with a “Leave me alone” which could honestly be so much easier for girls like me who hang on to hope! Could it be that he is doing that on purpose? Like him ignoring me is driving me crazy and he knows that, but it’s also like he expects me to contact him after a certain period of time. I know it could be that he just wants absolutely nothing to with me and that is why he ignoring me! But I was wondering do guys ever think “wow it’s been a while, maybe she actually is moving on” and could he be, as I eventually get towards the end of my no contact.

    P.S. If you ever need to ask me a question, feel free. I here I am wise beyond my years. HAHAHA 🙂

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      March 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Oh here is that Ashley again with another question…

      Wasn’t thinking it until you said it actually. Ideally the show should be on the other foot and it is possible he is doing it on purpose.

      Also, I would think that if I was in his position.

      P.S. I have a question for you. If I were to create a product that was essentially a 30 day detailed course step by step that taught you what to do every single day (during the NC rule) and what to say during the process of gettinghim back would that be a productyou’d be interested in?

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      March 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Hmm, I can tell you that there was a 30 day step by step product that I found to be so interesting that I did end up buying it!

      I actually purchased your book a week and a half ago, and I found a lot of what was in it to be extremely helpful! You did an excellent job with writing it, and it is continuing to help me in this NC period. Heck, I even decided to apply for the MBA program so I would graduate with my masters by 21, since I’ll be graduating with my BA by 20. Your book has reopened up my ambitious side that I think I lost a bit of during the breakup. I feel as if no words I say will even come close to describing how awesome you are for putting so much time into helping people and offering all your fantastic wisdom! And it makes it even harder after reading your book.. So here is my lame thank you 🙂

      P.S. I also said I was wise and then spelt “hear” as “here”.. How convincing is that hahaha

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      March 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Good for you Ashley!

      Thanks so much for the kind words.

      And I misspell stuff all the time but

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    February 26, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Hi Chris!
    Love the podcast by the way! So I want to know what I’m doing wrong. My ex (who has a girlfriend) comes around every other week to see our kids, when he comes I go the extra mile with my appearance. He seems to be flattered when he sees me and even whispered in my ear this past week while giving me a hug “what are you doing, you look beautiful and smell amazing”. Now I’m a pretty busy person between going to school, work, and our kids; and I’ve changed for the better since my NC of 30 days. I’ve even managed to become closer to his family who now absolutely love me- and we all get together and cook when he comes to town. So my question is why is he still hot and cold with me? I mean one minute he is saying he wants to be on good terms and just friends. Then turns around and is saying he wants more babies together and/or is talking about the mistakes we made in our relationship. To give you an example, we talked and he said well now you know to keep home happy right.. and if I bring friends home to hang out and they just happen to stay the night that shouldn’t be a big deal right….I agreed with him of course. He told me last month he was considering us getting back together but then turned around and said he needed to get his money together, he was scared and doesn’t want to waste any more time with me if things are going to be how they were. Now I’m no saint I used to be a stage 5 clinger, a nagger, a complainer and super negative-but now I’m just the opposite and this is how I like me. I’m just like you see the changes I’ve made and we are great together, things just got stressful when I first got pregnant. He won’t know how it is to be with me now if you doesn’t come back and at least give it a try. OMG please help me Chris I literally don’t know what to do or think at this point without over-thinking.

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      March 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks for the kind words on the podcast!

      Do you think your pregnancy kind of hurt you by making you clingy and naggy?

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      March 3, 2015 at 4:54 am

      Yes I do!

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      March 3, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      But I’m just wondering why he hasn’t come around yet? He says this girl isn’t standing in the way of him and I and he says all the right things like “he’s not leading me on, his loyalty is really with me, he’s considering coming home all together”, “just be supportive, understanding, and happy and things will happen with time”. However, he still hasn’t made a move that shows me that what he’s saying is real, in other words, his words don’t match his actions.

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      February 27, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Oh and Chris just and FYI! I’m noticing that I have been trying to convince him that we are good together we just went through a rough patch, and also that I’ve changed for the better, even though he has said that he sees it already. He thinks I’m faking it until I make it which is crazy and just lets me know that he lacks trust in me, how can I change that? Sorry I know I’m a mess.

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    February 25, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    hi pls help me my boyfriend broke up last month he gave excuses tht he was not comfortable in the relationship which we had lived with him for about six months antill he got a job far from where we lived.at first i reacted so desparately coz i didnt knw the real reason y we broke up cox we were in good term antill on morning when he called n told me i shldnt call him again.on valetine day i told him i wanted to know the truth n he sent me a pic of his new girlfreind together n told me to keep off ..i went silent after a week he has started chattin we me on whatapp asking me how is the going n sent me a pick sayin i miss u….do he want me back

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      February 25, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Well the I miss you thing is certainly a good sign… I would say things are moving in that direction.

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    February 23, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Okay I need some serious advice please lol . My ex and I have a child together (1 1/2 old) and we just broke up five days ago and his mother and sister (who he doesn’t live with) invited me over for lunch and I debated because I don’t want him to think I’m clinging to his family to get to him Which I’m not. they said they like me better than him and don’t care if he doesn’t like it and they want me to come to a family birthday dinner tomorrow and his mother texted his brother (who he moved in with when we broke up) and told him that Charlie is not invited because she wants me to be there and she doesn’t want him making it awkward. But his brother (who doesn’t like me) will be there for sure. And he will tell Charlie if I end up going or not. I want to go because I love his family and they invited me and really want me and our child there. But I don’t want him to think I’m crazy or have any negative thoughts towards me for going because I’m doing the no contact thing so he loses all negative thoughts so I don’t want to add to them Nor associate me with crazy lol. Please help what should I do? go , not go? and if I do not go should I cut off contact with his family? because they love me and I love them and me and his sister and mom are like best friends . So I don’t know what to do please help.

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      February 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      You might have to use a variation of the NC that I haven’t talked about on the podcast yet.

      I am actually writing an article about it right now and its coming out for friday.

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    February 22, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Hmm, so I listened to your episode and I feel like it’s important to have many similar interests with your ex-boyfriend because it gives you both something to do together, but it’s also important to recognize when he DOESN’T want you to be around and letting him do what he likes to do with the guys or with his kids. Giving him space and whatnot, so he doesn’t feel smothered. Respecting his boundaries and giving him his freedom to do what he wants to do without you being there. At least, that’s what my ex told me he would have liked. And when he’s off doing his own thing, hopefully you can do your own thing without him with your girlfriends and engaging in your own interests that are separate from his.

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      February 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Kim,

      I agree with you. In this episode I was more talking to women who go way overboard and don’t give their exes any room to breathe.

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    February 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Chris, you often talk about leaving him wanting more. Other than the example of what you gave on your podcast, can you give some other examples of this. I know there’s cutting him off earlier than expected while getting intimate, but what else? What are other ideas of leaving him wanting more? Both in person and via text.

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      February 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Haha did you like the podcast example?

      Off the top of my head just looking great!

      Like if you go on a date look so good that he will just want to jump you (in a good way.) Of course, then don’t let him have you.

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      February 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      I did like the podcast example. It was awesome.
      I have to go shopping for two things: 1. A really bad cellphone plan. 2. Sexier, not sluttier clothes (not that i have slutty clothes.)Thanks for the advice. Still working on him but trying NC for another few (couple) weeks because I think I deserve better than what I’m getting out of him.

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      February 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Keep on keeping on and keep me updated!

      Also, if you haven’t already please visit iTunes and leave an honest review for the podcast. That would help me out tremendously.

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      February 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Yep, been there done that. Reviewed you a couple days ago. I like what you’re doing.

      I will update you after my second round of NC but I’m not sure how long I’m going to go radio silent on him this time. It will definitely be at least two weeks, but it might be longer. Maybe I’ll just give him up for lent. Or for good. We’ll see what happens in the next couple weeks with my own life.

      He does have something of mine that I’ve asked about once but he didn’t respond to that particular text at all which is completely out of the ordinary for him. I’m ok with him having it so I’m not going to bring it up again until I’m done with this NC period.

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      February 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks Vicki!

      iTunes is pretty darn competitive…

      I think you are smart for just waiting out the NC before you bring it up.

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    February 19, 2015 at 8:32 am

    It was great.you know why?because it was true!this NC helps me to figure it out what was my mistakes.I listed them and try to find a way to correct them for the next time.
    The question that I have about this episode is when you were talking about a game and challenges which is needed to persuade him to try harder,that game must be ended one day!what happens next?will he looking for another ungettable girl?another greener grace?

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      February 20, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Hi there, I am glad the NC did that for you.

      He may come to the conclusion that he had the ungettable girl all along, YOU!

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    February 19, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I’m actually pretty sick right now, so I don’t think I want my nasally voice to be featured in the podcast. But thank you. 🙂

    And like the idiot that I am I broke NC politely asking him to change it. He said, “Ok,” and simply did not change it. :-/

    I’m just going to try to be resilient and try not to let him have this power over me. 🙁 I don’t really think he cares enough to change his password and I also think he knows I’m not going to be stupid enough to jeopardize his chances with all these other girls by impersonating him through messages. :-/

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      February 20, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      Oh, I understand.

      Hopefully you get better soon! This is Flu season after all.

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    February 18, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    So I know my most recent ex-boyfriend’s online dating profile password and I can see exchanges between him and other females.

    I’ve been in NC with him for 11 days now and I don’t want to have to ask his friends to pass him another message to change yet another password of his that I know.

    What do I do? I don’t want to be stalkerish and be tempted to check his dating profile logged in as him.

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      February 18, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Kim!

      Would you be willing to feature this question on the podcast?

      If you just ask it through the speakpipe page?