What Are Your Chances of Getting Your ExBoyfriend Back

Here’s How To Get Your “Baby Daddy” Back

I’ll never forget the day my daughter was born.

I was so nervous/scared/confused out of my mind that I didn’t sleep at all while my wife was going through labor. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity there she was.

A little 6lb baby.

And since that day almost every action I have taken in my life has been to protect her.

I know it sounds cliche but it’s true.

So, why am I telling you this?

Well, I want you to know that this is how things are supposed to be.

Mothers are supposed to be loving and supportive and fathers are supposed to be protective but most importantly, they are supposed to be around.

And that leads us to the topic I would like to tackle today.

The baby daddy!

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What Is A Baby Daddy?

So, what is a baby daddy?

Well, Urban dictionary has an interesting definition for you,

Urban Dictionaries Definition: Usually a broke as* man; Who you met through a friend and had sex with when you were upset and confused. Now you have his baby and he doesn’t pay child support.

While I appreciate a good joke this isn’t necessarily the definition I want to be using as we go forward.

So, what is that definition?

Well, I generally define a baby daddy as a man whose baby you have had even though you aren’t involved and he isn’t around to man up (which he should be.)

In other words…

Baby Daddy: The father of your child, whom you are not involved with and he is not anywhere to be found.

Getting an ex back who you have a child with has been a hot topic on Ex Boyfriend Recovery and I can’t tell you how many emails and podcast voicemails I get about this topic.

But the interesting thing is, is that when it comes to getting a “baby daddy” back there doesn’t seem to be anything out there on Google, Yahoo or any of the other big search engines teaching women exactly what to do if they determine they want to get their baby daddy back.

Until now…

One of the reasons that Ex Boyfriend Recovery has become so popular is the fact that I am a little crazy.

No seriously, when it comes to writing these articles I go way overboard. In fact, I am sure that half the people who land on my pages are completely turned off because of the sheer size of them.

They are probably thinking,

“Hell no… I am not going to read this. It’s too long!”

In fact, I have on more than one occasion gotten complaints from my visitors that everything I write is too wordy and I go into too much detail. That’s fine I completely understand what they are saying BUT I will say that “ex recovery” is a complex process and every word I use to explain something has a purpose.

Sometimes it takes 6,000 words to explain a concept because this is something that I don’t want you to mess up.

One of the things that you won’t hear a lot of experts out there talking about is that you don’t have infinite chances to get your ex back.

This isn’t some video game where you can start over if you fail at completing the level,

Realistically you only have a few chances before your ex loses interest and moves on to someone else.

And if I have to be overly “wordy” to help you understand things that could impact your love life for the better than I am going to be overly wordy.

This is especially true when there is a child involved.

Getting a baby daddy back isn’t the type of thing you want me to rush through.

Trust me.

So, Here’s What This Article Will Help You To Accomplish

I want you to close your eyes and imagine something for me.

Think back to your relationship with your ex/baby daddy and focus in on a memory that gets you excited inside.

You know the feeling.

The one where it literally feels like you have butterflies flying around in your stomach.

That’s the feeling I want to give you again with your ex.

That’s what I am trying to accomplish with this article and you have perhaps the greatest advantage any woman can have on her side. You see, you have something that connects you to your ex for the rest of your life, a beautiful child.

And no matter how much of an idiot your baby daddy is at some point in his life he is going to become curious about his child, usually sooner than later.

Of course, women often look at having a child with an ex as a huge hindrance but I have the opposite view. I think the fact that the two of you have created a life together bonds you in a very special way.

It’s just that maybe your “baby daddy” hasn’t realized that yet.

Now, some of you may be sitting here reading that and going,

Well, why the fu*k hasn’t he realized that yet?

Great question, let’s explore something that a lot of men are afraid to admit.

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The Thing Most Men Won’t Admit About Being A Dad

Now, I am going to tell you something really personal and a little embarrassing.

Throughout my life I never really thought much about being a dad (I am one now.)

I just figured that when the time comes I would “figure it out.”

And then my wife got pregnant.

The time for me to “figure it out” had finally arrived and all I could think were selfish thoughts like,

  • I wonder if I am going to get any sleep?
  • Will I still be able to have the freedom to do what I want when I want?
  • Am I going to be one of those lame soccer dads?

Ultimately all of these thoughts scared the living daylights out of me. It’s not that I didn’t want a child it’s that I had never had one before so I didn’t know what to expect.

Oh, and for the record,

  • I didn’t get any sleep for about 2 months but it’s all good now.
  • I am blessed with an awesome family who pretty much lets me do what I want even though some freedom is a bit more restricted than it was before.
  • I hope my daughter doesn’t play soccer… Because I will totally be a lame soccer dad.

Here is my point.

All of these strange thoughts I had before my daughter was born was simply cultivated out of fear.

Fear that I wouldn’t be able to be free… like the bird I once was.

But looking back on the whole experience I am really glad I got a little scared because it gave me some incredible insight into how the male mind works when a woman gets pregnant and has a child.

You see, before I could never understand why a man wouldn’t stick around to raise a child and make a family whole.

I could never understand why he would leave.

But I think I get it now.

Most men may be afraid to admit what I am about to say but I’m not.

WE ARE AFRAID!

Of course, men react to fear in many different ways.

For example, some men will high tail it out of there whereas you have the other segment of men who “man up” and stay.

But I think deep down you already know all of this about your “baby daddy.” The real question you are wondering at this point is if it’s even possible to get him to come back.

Let’s explore that.

Is It Even Possible To Get A “Baby Daddy” Back?

I’m a straight shooter.

Always have been.

So, here is the answer,

Yes, it’s possible to get your “baby daddy” back but only if you do something RADICAL that you probably won’t want to do.

Now, I know what you are thinking,

“RADICAL? How radical are we talking?”

Well, before I “radicalize” you it’s important for me to give you a bit of background.

Do you know what I hate more than anything?

When someone ignores incredible advice.

You may not know this about me but it really pis*es me when I put my heart and soul into giving someone great advice on their ex and they get all fired up about it but when it comes time to actually implement that advice they end up falling short.

I can’t tell you how many times I have seen women do this with their exes and almost every time they end up failing to get him back.

For some reason they convince themselves that they know better than I do.

You don’t…

I have been doing this a very long time and have had some incredible successes,

(SUCCESS STORY VIDEOS)

Hell, I coach people on exes for fun on my podcast,

(COACHING VIDEOS)

I live and breathe this stuff every day of my life.

And the thing that I have seen time and time again with the women who actually succeed at getting their exes back is the fact that they do something that most women are afraid to do.

They move on.

Well, perhaps I should rephrase that.

They project to their ex that they are moving on

Pretty radical, right?

It seems so counter-intuitive but I can’t tell you how often I have seen women do this time and time again and have their ex suddenly fall into their lap.

I’ll give you an example.

This was a success story that I got yesterday on Facebook,

Does anything look familiar here?

How about this,

She started focusing on herself and her children and, BAM, all of a sudden her ex is back in the picture.

(Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that her ex was her baby daddy either 😉 .)

Look, I don’t believe in coincidence when I have seen this type of thing time and time again.

Women who properly project to their ex that they are moving on with their lives seem to have some strange effect on their exes.

And for the longest time I couldn’t figure out why but the more and more I look at it the more the picture starts getting clearer and clearer.

I have a theory…

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My Theory On Why Projection Is Key

Most men out there won’t want me telling you this but it’s something that you need to know.

Our existence only has meaning when we feel wanted by women.

I’ll tell you a really embarrassing story about myself to prove this point.

Before I met my wife I was essentially single for five years straight. Sure, I went on 20 or 30 dates throughout that time but I never committed to anyone.

Well, perhaps I should rephrase that.

Out of those 20 to 30 dates I went on I maybe felt a connection with a handful of women.

Of course, every single time I felt a connection with a girl and made an attempt to date them I was turned down.

In fact, I can remember every single time very vividly because it made me want to date less and less.

I was once turned down in the rain after spending 10 minutes running to this girls house,

Another time I was stood up on a date (seriously),

Ah, but my personal favorite was when I literally broke my foot on a date after it was going so well (she didn’t call me after that,)

Of course, somewhere along the way, after losing out on opportunity after opportunity I decided that I needed to do something proactive to help my chances.

Immediately my mind jumped to the most vain of reasons,

My looks, it has to be because of the way I look.

That’s when I got an idea.

Wait, what if I started working out a lot and got a really fit body? There’s no way any woman could turn this down,

Essentially I had resided myself to working out and getting fit, not because it was the right thing to do (like it should have been) but because I wanted women to want me as much as I wanted them.

Ah, and now we can come full circle.

By projecting that everything is ok, that the breakup hasn’t broken you, you are aggravating your exes reason to exist.

You see, after the breakup your ex boyfriend is expecting you to act like this,

Why?

Because god forbid you can’t live without him.

And the truth is that after a breakup most women DO act like this which only re-enforces his belief that you can’t live without him.

I say take the opposite approach.

Instead of being an emotional wreck, act like this,

By acting strong and confident after the breakup (even if you aren’t) you will project the fact that you CAN live without your ex and that fact is going to drive him nuts.

Trust me on this!

Of course, I still haven’t answered one of the most pressing questions on your mind.

“How the he*l do I get my baby daddy back?”

Well, the projection aspect I am talking about here is essential BUT there is a lot more to it than just pretending you are ok without him.

In fact, I have a very specific strategy that I want you to follow.

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The “Baby Daddy” Strategy

What have we covered so far?

Well, we have only really talked about two big things thus far.

  1. Most men are afraid of having a child and can run away due to that fact
  2. If you project that you are ok after the breakup (even if you aren’t) you are more likely to make your ex want you back

These are two very important points that I want you to keep in mind as I teach you my “baby daddy” strategy.

Here is the gist of the strategy,

If this graphic makes sense to you then I would be shocked.

Don’t worry, I am going to really detail each and every thing I listed out on it and it really starts by talking about the two main components of the strategy.

So, when you look at the graphic above the gist of the strategy is divided up into two parts.

  1. The No Contact Rule
  2. The Rules For Communication

And within each of those components are certain things that I want you to be doing.

So, here is how this is going to work. I am going to take each component and detail each and every little thing I want you to be doing within it.

Sound far?

Let’s get started!

Component One: The No Contact Rule

Ah the no contact rule…

I feel like I have taught this every single day of my life for the last five years.

Oh wait… I HAVE!

People don’t pay me to be nice to them. They pay me to get results for them and often times results translates into me helping them get their exes back.

And one thing that has become very clear in my research is that the no contact rule is without a doubt one of the best strategies for getting an ex back.

Oh, in case you didn’t know what my version of the no contact rule is here is a quick refresher,

My Version Of No Contact: A period of time where you ignore your ex with the intent of making them miss you while at the same time working on cultivating your own personal life.

Of course, you are in a bit of a strange situation aren’t you?

You are trying to get the father of your child back.

So, does that mean that we can waive the no contact rule for you?

Not exactly!

The no contact rule is actually perfect for your situation since it’s going to allow you time to project (remember we talked about this earlier) and give your ex time to accept the reality that he is your babies daddy (see what I did there?)

Now, when you look at the handy dandy graphic I made for you above and specifically focus in on the no contact rule part of it,

You will notice that there are three little strategies that I want you to employ during it.

  1. Projection
  2. The Alteration
  3. Dating

Again, these are strategies that can only be done when you are actively ignoring your ex via the no contact rule.

But lets talk a little more about the no contact rule before we dive into the three strategies above.

Now, not a lot of people realize this but the no contact rule is really meant to be used as a tool to weed out the people who don’t have a good chance of getting their exes back.

Pretty shocking to hear me say that, huh?

Well, bear with me and I promise it will make a lot of sense.

You see, every person who thinks to themselves,

“I want to get my ex back”

Is going to have a certain percentage chance of success.

For example, someone who didn’t cheat on their ex is going to have a much better shot at getting their ex back when compared to someone who did cheat on their ex.

Of course, when I first started Ex Boyfriend Recovery I thought that the best way to help people was to come right out of the gate and tell them what kind of chance they had.

And that’s when I met Jackie!

Jackie was… well, Jackie was a little crazy.

As she was explaining her situation to me I knew right away that there was no way that she could ever get her ex back.

Again, are you shocked to hear me admit that?

Well, let me tell you a little about Jackie and you will understand what I mean.

She was obsessed with her ex.

Kind of like Gollum from Lord of The Rings,

Ahem… well ex in her case was loosely defined. Technically she had never dated him before but they were really good friends.

And that’s when she told me the craziest thing.

Jackie had a really beautiful friend that she decided to hire to go to her “exes” (again loosely defined) work and hit on him.

She wanted to see how he would react.

He reacted as any man probably would by asking for her number.

Jackie was devastated and it was at this point that I felt that as a relationship consultant I needed to do what was best for her and that was to look at the big picture and get her ready to move on.

So, I decided to not string her along with false hope and just level with her and tell her that she had no chance.

That she had “creeped” her ex boyfriend out so much that he would never look at her the same.

Jackie reacted as I expected.

She appreciated my honesty and then kept on being creepy towards her ex.

And that’s when I got an idea,

What if instead of overwhelming people with brutal honesty that they aren’t ready to hear in the moment I created some sort of gauntlet to push them through so they would realize if they had a chance or not on their own.

And that’s when my version of the no contact rule was born!

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The No Contact Gauntlet

I look at the no contact rule as a way of segmenting people into two groups.

So, in a perfect world my no contact rule would look like this,

Do you see how in my perfect world the no contact rule segments people into two groups.

  1. Basically those with a good chance
  2. And those who should move on

But this is only if the no contact rule is properly done.

What my team and I have found is that the no contact rule segments people into three groups,

Look, my team and I have literally worked with thousands of individuals which is why we know that the only reason that third segment gets created is when someone doesn’t do the no contact rule properly.

Usually they break it…

 

Give in to their addiction of talking to their ex…

 

They don’t make any meaningful changes with their lives…

 

They don’t ask themselves the hard questions like,

 

“Is there truly a future with him?”

These are all things you have to do during the no contact rule.

Ah, but I haven’t even gotten to the best part.

As I am explaining all of this to you, you are probably terrified of ending up into these two groups,

But I am here to tell you that you only need to be terrified of ending up in one.

Care to take a guess at which one that is?

Yup, it’s the third segment where you have no chance but still try to get your ex back anyway.

But why not the other one?

Well, we have actually found that a huge portion of our success stories come from people who use the no contact, decide that they have no chance and move on.

Why do you think that is?

Well, this is a perfect segue.

It’s because of projection.

The Importance Of Projection During (And After) The No Contact Rule

Have you ever heard of “The Grass is Greener Syndrome?”

If you haven’t then here is an article I wrote on the subject. But for those of you who aren’t in the mood to read here’s a quick crash course.

GIGS: The grass is greener syndrome basically occurs when your ex boyfriend believes that by breaking up with you he can find someone better than you.

Lately I have been noticing that this is the root cause of a lot of the breakups that my clients have been coming to me with.

And it completely makes sense if your ex left you as a single mom.

Not only is he trying to run away from fatherly responsibilities he is trying to replace those responsibilities with something “better.”

You see, in your exes (baby daddy) mind being involved in relationship where he has to man up and take care of a woman and a child is scary.

So, a better situation is to enter into a relationship where he doesn’t have those ties.

Of course, understanding why he left isn’t going to do anything for you. What you really want to know is how you can get your baby daddy back in this situation.

Well, that’s where projection comes into play.

Above I mentioned that I have been noticing this really interesting trend where women get fed up of trying to get their exes back and determine that they need to move on.

The interesting trend is due to the fact that women who do this end up somehow magically getting their exes back and I posited that it was because of this idea of projection.

Basically whats happening is that their ex boyfriend is keeping tabs on their life and sees that instead of acting like this,

They act like this,

And this triggers something within him. It makes him look at his ex in a more desirable light.

And let’s not kid ourselves.

YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER HIM!

Way more than some other girl that he may think he wants.

You are the mother to his child for god sakes!

You have something that will connect you to him forever.

And that’s why my first recommendation during the no contact rule is to project that you are moving on.

I know…

I know…

It sounds so counter-intuitive but trust me when I say that this is what needs to happen if you want to get him back.

Look, I am not saying that you have to move on.

All I am saying is that project that you are.

Your chances will be better for it.

Your No Contact Rule Needs To Be Altered Slightly

If you were to ask me 5 years ago about the no contact rule and how to handle your ex during it I would have given you an answer like this,

You cannot break the no contact rule NO MATTER WHAT!

Well, luckily after 5 years I am not giving that stupid advice.

Generally speaking I have a strict “no breaking the no contact rule” policy.

However, as I have learned more as a coach and consultant I found a flaw in this way of thinking.

What if you share a child with your ex and he sends you a text like this,

It’s not like you can just ignore him, right?

I mean, in this case you probably do want someone to pick up little Ricky at school.

I know…

I know…

Ricky is such a lame name for a make believe kid but bear with me here people.

If you are trying to get your baby daddy back AND you are in the midst of a no contact rule I want you to make one simple alteration.

If your ex texts you about your child you are allowed to break the no contact rule for one simple interaction with him about that child.

Now, let me be clear.

This isn’t me saying that if your ex texts you about your kid that you can open up the floodgates of emotion and turn into miss chatterbox.

I am not saying that at all.

There are very clear rules that I want you to follow.

  • You are only allowed to respond one time IF he is the one that brings up your child
  • You are NOT allowed to reach out to him during no contact to talk about your child
  • If he calls you, you cannot pick it up
  • If he calls you and leaves a voicemail about your child then you are only supposed to respond to him with one text message answering his questions

Get it?

Got it?

Good!

Let’s move on.

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I Want You To Do Something Controversial For Me… Go On A Date

If I am being honest with you I came up with this idea as a gut feeling.

My gut is telling me that this will work like gangbusters…

And to be honest with you my gut is very rarely wrong.

In fact, almost every woman who has tried this tactic out has seen some type of positive result from it and it perfectly aligns with my theory on projection.

So, what is this idea?

I want you to go on a date.

I know…

I know…

You are a single mom… (That doesn’t mean you can’t go on a date.)

You don’t have time… (Make time!)

Won’t that just piss him off? (Here’s an idea… Who cares?)

Look, I have a 1 and a half year old daughter (at the time of this writing) and I know how much of a time commitment she requires. It is literally an all day job taking care of her.

In fact, the only reason I am able to sit in my office and pump out these articles is due to the fact that my awesome wife watches her all day.

Without that I am pretty sure this site would disappear into oblivion (scary I know.)

I get that children require a huge time commitment and I am betting your ex understands that to.

So, lets just go out on a limb and assume the he understands that.

In his mind there is no possible way that you could make time to go on a date.

Imagine the shock on his face when he hears through the grapevine that you are on a date.

His view of your reality will completely change and that’s a good thing.

What’s that famous phrase they use about consumers?

Competition is a good thing…

And in this case it definitely is.

Use your time during no contact to go on a few days. Really sell the projection idea.

The Rules For Communication

Now we are getting to the good stuff.

Below are the rules that I want you to follow after you have successfully employed the no contact rule,

  • No Talking About Children First
  • Disciplined Conversations
  • Hit On Similarities
  • Prove You Are Picky But Still Like Them

Now, I realize some of you may be reading this and thinking,

“Holy Crap! How the heck am I supposed to do all of this stuff? What does it even mean?”

If this is you please take a deep breath and know, like always, I have your back.

I am going to go down the list above and explain each little rule in detail!

No Talking About Children First

I know this seems a weird rule but it’s here for a reason.

You see, a few months ago I interviewed a woman by the name of Marina Margulis where we talked about empowering women after a breakup.

You can watch our interview below,

Somewhere in the interview we got to talking about couples who have kids together and I mentioned that now that my wife and I have our own little bundle of joy a lot of our conversations revolve around the baby.

What Marina said next even shocked me…

“That can be dangerous! One of the biggest issues with couples I see now-a-day’s is the fact that all of their conversations revolve around children.”

And the more I thought about it the more I thought that she was right.

If a couple talks non stop about their children together then it’s almost like the identity of their relationship becomes about that child.

And that’s a problem I see a lot of women with kids fall into with their ex.

Instead of trying to talk about things that will re-attract him they talk about their kids and while kids can be a great anchoring point they probably aren’t going to re-attract him.

So, here is the rule I want you to abide by when you text, talk on the phone or in person.

I don’t want you to bring up your children at all. Let him do it.

If he does then you have my permission to open up the floodgates with cute baby pictures,

Get it?

Got it?

Good!

Let’s move on.

Disciplined Conversations

What do you think I mean by disciplined conversations?

Well, when I talk about being disciplined what I am really harping on is how you are ending your conversations.

One thing I see all too often with women is the fact that when they finally do start talking to their “baby daddy” they get enamored with the conversation and forget to end it first.

Ending the conversations first and leaving a man wanting more is key to the strategy I teach.

And I have found that the women who do it successfully have incredible results.

Don’t forget to end conversations first.

Hit On Similarities

This is something that a lot of women forget.

Last night my wife and I were watching “The Bachelor.”

Now, before you judge me based on the fact that I was watching that cr*p I do want to say that technically I can call it research?

Ok…

Ok…

It’s a pretty lame excuse but just bear with me here.

On the first episode of a season of “The Bachelor” 30 women try their best to convince a man to give them a rose.

Of course, if a woman secures a rose she gets to stay in the competition for another week.

But what really interested me last night when I was watching was the fact that there is this thing called “The First Impression Rose.”

Essentially this is a rose that’s given out before all of the other ones to the girl that the bachelor likes the most.

And last night before the bachelor gave the first impression rose out I turned to my wife and said the following,

That girl right there is going to get the first impression rose.

Of course, my wife being in an argumentative mood decided to disagree with me.

What do you think happened next?

Yup, the first impression rose was given to the woman I thought it would.

“How did you know she would get it?” my wife asked.

Well, for one, I understand how men think.

Secondly, I watched and listened the the conversation the bachelor had with this woman and it became clear to me that the two of them had more in common than any of the other girls vying for his heart.

Similarities is essentially the same thing as attraction to men…

And I want you to use that to your advantage with your ex.

When you talk to him make sure you hit on those similarities that you have with him as much as possible.

Prove That You Are Picky But At The Same Time Still Like Him

Getting a “baby daddy” back is a fine line.

One part of you wants nothing more to jump into his arms and beg for him back.

Another part of you wants to tell him to fu*k off…

Which issue do you think we have had more of an issue with here at Ex Boyfriend Recovery?

Yup, most women just want nothing more to jump into his arms and beg for him back.

But sometimes that’s not the best play.

It proves that you are desperate.

It’s ok to make him work a little for your love.

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Chris Seiter

44 thoughts on “Here’s How To Get Your “Baby Daddy” Back”

  1. BellaB

    November 10, 2017 at 3:49 am

    ive posted several times but my posts seem to always disappear. my ex bf of 2 yrs left our baby daughter & I 3 months ago. we had trust issues because we met when i worked at a club. he would come around when he wanted to see our daughter for 10 minutes at a time. he was mean to me, wouldnt leave much money for the baby before hed take off for another few days. i got tired of this and filed child support. NC for 38 days. i saw him at my old club a few weeks ago. but i ignored him . i still want him back. is there anything i can do?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      November 13, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Hi Bella,

      I answered your previous comment in another blog post.. I’m only wondering why is he angry?

  2. Shelly

    October 13, 2017 at 2:29 am

    My Ex & I always had problems & he was always mean to me. When I got pregnant he was great but had his off days. After I had my baby he went back to being terrible. He was mean to me in public & would walk out if we argued & would leave for a day then a few days but he would stop by to visit his son after work but left to go back to his parents. Days turned into weeks & eventually a month or longer. Now he’s gone after a huge fight. His mother has been so mean to me even getting in my face in my home with my baby in the same room & he said nothing to her. I think he has other things going on but he is convinced I’m the problem when I’ve done everything to fix things with everyone. We are going to court at some point but he’s playing games & always tries to use our child to get to me. He wants to visit whenever he wants but weekends he’s always a jerk & takes off fast. If I don’t let him come by he says I’m keeping him from his kid so when I say he can he comes & is a jerk sometimes. I wish things would change & he would wake up & realize what he’s doing & losing but he seems to think it’s a joke & laughs at things that have happened. I ignored him for a few days & he flipped out. I want him to be the one upset about what he’s losing & I can’t seem to get that to happen. He acts mean rude heartless & lies about everything. He denies everything he does after he does it & refuses to admit he does anything wrong or apologize. He only cares about taking our child to his mother because she doesn’t want me around when she sees my son. Very odd & uncomfortable. He sees nothing wrong with it & refuses to realize she’s a huge problem & he is too. I want him to be the one upset about what he’s losing because I did nothing wrong & he will not admit he screwed up. I need help

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      October 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Shelly,

      You can’t control other people.. That’s why you need to have standards..The more you want them to change for you, the more you’re giving power over to them.. Let him be a father to your child but stop expecting him to change..Move on.. Focus in yourself and in your life on how you can improve yourself for your child and mostly for yourself…

  3. Innocentia

    October 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Hi
    My baby daddy and I ddnt real break up because nobody told the other that its over but he is ignoring me and wants nothing to do with me. Am currently pregnant for his baby but he never care about me or the baby. The most painful thing is that we planned having the baby together but now he doesn’t want anything to with me. He once told me we should take a break and I was fine with that but the I saw him with the girl she cheating with and that’s when I commited suicide and he hates me for that. And because his family now knows about the pregnancy they told him to take care of me and he must marry me but he told me that he feel like he’s forced to do things so he’s not freely in loving me. I dnt know what to do I really love the guy and I really need him in my life

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      October 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Innocentia,

      You have to get professional help. DONT commit suicide again. Get a counselor or therapist for yourself and your baby.

  4. Anna

    August 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I broke up with my ex-boyfriend for 3rd time .Because his brother attempted to rape me.And his brother wants to prove me characterless in front of my ex-boyfriend. Because his brother wants me but I am not interested in him.And I didn’t said anything about this to my ex-boyfriend And everytime I broke up with him I had NC.And when I texted him for apologies he texted me back as if he don’t know anything about break up.And I was busy in getting admission so I was unable to have proper conversation with him after that because i replied to him that I will talk later.And now when my no contact of 58days is over I texted him and he not replying and he has removed me from his whatsaap so that I can’t see his status and last seen.He is ignoring my text …But I wanna thank you because everytime I have bad moments in my relationship you are always there to help me..And it really works.May God bless you.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      the first right step, is to tell him and to tell your parents what he’s brother tried to do to you. Do that first.

  5. Emma

    August 10, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I broke up with my ex-boyfriend for 3rd time .Because his brother attempted to rape me.And his brother wants to prove me characterless in front of my ex-boyfriend. Because his brother wants me but I am not interested in him.And I didn’t said anything about this to my ex-boyfriend And everytime I broke up with him I had NC.And when I texted him for apologies he texted me back as if he don’t know anything about break up.And I was busy in getting admission so I was unable to have proper conversation with him after that because i replied to him that I will talk later.And now when my no contact of 58days is over I texted him and he not replying and he has removed me from his whatsaap so that I can’t see his status and last seen.He is ignoring my text …But I wanna thank you because everytime I have bad moments in my relationship you are always there to help me..And it really works.May God bless you.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      the first right step, is to tell him and to tell your parents what he’s brother tried to do to you. Do that first.

  6. Monique

    July 30, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    My bf and I were together for 3yearsn we have a 5 month old daughter together. So after the baby we started arguing over stupid things he would call me a liar because I would lie out of fear when dealing with male confrontation and I was trying to change that because I wanted him to take me seriously and consider fixing things . He claimed to be emotionally detached from me. It got to the point where he wanted the baby and I to move back to our home town where both of our families are states away. He tried to say he loves me but somewhere he started to fall out of love and didn’t see forever with me anymore that we weren’t connected. Just two months before this we were looking at engagement rings. We decided because I didn’t want to fly by myself we would fly up together for the holidays and he would fly back by himself. This whole time he’s been cold and saying things throug anger to hurt me. So I found a way to leave next month instead of 4 months later. Now he’s making it seem like it was my decision to leave with her and that he didn’t say all those things to drive me away that I misheard him. I want him to realize what a mistake this all is and for him to come back. Idk what to do.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      July 31, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Monique,

      Follow the advice in the article below while you still live together and then continue nc and follow the advice above when you have moved out..
      EBR 027: What To Do If You Live With Your Ex Boyfriend

  7. Monique

    July 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    How can I do the nc rule if we live together and I’m a stay at home mom, we decided to start our friendship up to make our relationship better but that was before I stumbled across this article. Now I’m not sure if that was the right thing to do

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      July 5, 2017 at 6:38 pm

  8. Monique

    July 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    How can I do the nc rule if we live together and I’m a stay at home mom

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      July 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

  9. Gloria

    June 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I had left to Georgia to help out my father since he was ill. I came back 3 weeks later and my boyfriend (the babies dad) change all of a suddenly. He said he still wants to do his own things but without me. He said he wants to be there for the baby appointments should I include him or keep going with the no contact rule?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      June 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      you can include him, just only make it about that.

  10. Ashley

    June 7, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Me and my ex of 4 years just split up 15 days ago, we have a 3 year old. And he’s already in a rebound w/ some not so classy girl. (All signs point to rebound). I was totally begging and crying and being that emotional pathetic girl. Is it too late to use this to possibly go on the right path to us being a family again? or is it too late with the no contact?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      June 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Ashley,

      it’s not yet too late but just to clarify, nc is to help leverage your chances, it’s not a guarantee to get him back

  11. Amanda Ortiz

    June 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Hi my son’s father and i have been together short 3 years. We both have done the cheating and lying but now since we have a baby we’ve tried being a family. It doesnt necessarily work my son’s father still wants to put his friends first and not come home till late hes always quiting jobs getting another one. We have a custody order which 3 days he gets our son and alternating falling week he gets our son for 4 days. As much as i want him back I’m really concerned about my son in the 3 days he goes with his father he’s unstable, smokes, drinks, and just is real unfit father. Makes me question if hes even worth trying to get back.

  12. Karen

    April 26, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Hi
    My ex and I were together 10yrs married for 4. He left 3 months ago when I was 6 months pregnant with our second child. He says he hasn’t loved me in years, shouldn’t have married me etc. he says he hasn’t left me for someone else but he wants to be with someone like a woman that he works with and he was hiding texts and calls from her. I convinced him to come see a marriage counsellor, he agreed to 3 months only but the counsellor called it off after about 4 sessions as she did not believe he was interested in trying. I still want him back, he is my family and I’m depressed that he is not able to share all the newborn experiences with me. He is interested in being a father but I feel like he would rather avoid me than see our baby.
    I have done just about everything wrong as I have been overly emotional and desperate.
    Is there any hope

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      April 29, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Try the advice above first, if it doesn’t work, then move on.

  13. Jennifer

    March 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I am currently co-parenting with a man I consider my best friend. He is an excellent father and still we have a great friendship. He is seeing multiple other women, one more than the others. They are all single moms. He never has much contact with the children, if any. I told him I know it’s easier with these other women because it’s just fun: party, drink, have sex, no strings and no drama. With me, it’s now daycare, potty training, tantrums, bed time, real life. He says we are never getting married and that marriage won’t solve anything. Should I even try the 30 days or just move on?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 10, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Hi Jennifer,

      try it first, if it doesn’t work out, move on..Check this one too:
      Get Your Boyfriend Back If You Have A Child Together

  14. Sam

    March 8, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hi
    I got my husband back but 5 weeks in he still not got all his stuff from the ow. He says it’s done but now has become distant. He says he thinks he needs time on his own and I don’t let up on harassing him of where he going and why has he not got his stuff or put his wedding ring back on. He says he needs to find himself as he is not the man I knew after 2 yrs with another woman. He has come back 9 times each time gone back to her. He says my fault he strayed after 27yrs as I wasn’t there for him and she listened when he was down. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want him to go and want to try but he says he doesn’t know what he wants from life and not sure about divorce. What do I do now.

    1. Sam

      March 8, 2017 at 8:44 am

      He says it not a physical attraction with the ow but emotional and not going back to her although a physical relationship was obviously there. Says hurts it ended with her as 2 yrs with her on and off and ended over me but he wasn’t happy with her he says.

    2. EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Sam,

      do you want to try the no contact rule? If you did, how long did you do it and how active were you during and after it? It also looks like after you got him back, you went back to the old you that he left..

  15. Shelly

    February 17, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Me and my ex have been apart for 5 years we where married we have a child he is with someone else they have a child but aren’t married… she has caused a lot of problems and doesn’t want him seeing our child at all. Our split was due to many things. I made a lot of mistakes but have owned up to them recently he got in touch with me then stopped then I saw him in person and we talked for the first time in forever he acts hot then cold but still I have no phone number for him. He made sure I new they aren’t getting married is this hopeless for us?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 20, 2017 at 10:37 am

      hi Shelly,

      honestly, if he’s not going to make an effort for his child, it’s a small chance that he would go back to you

  16. Annjerica

    February 6, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Okay so I was with my son’s father for almost 2 years now we were doing great until his sister called him for protection cause someone was trying to break into their home and the longer he stayed there the more he started changing cause of who he hangs around there, a couple weeks paseed and he messages me saying to come get him but I have no transportation and I asked his brother to get him and we were doing good still but on edge then a few days of being there his sister in law claims that he has been video chatting with another girl I found out that she is 7 years younger than him. So a week passes while he is there he asks if he can spend some time with his son without me and I let him thinking maybe this is the time he needs with our son then the next day for no reason he just ends it over fb messenger and tells me not to go there he then blocks me for about a day or 2 and I have to communicate thru his sister in law and that time my son was sick and had to go to the hospital I tried to be more independent but also being pregnant with his other child was hard and going thru this break up killed me inside , he then decided to unblock me and send me pics and videos of our son so then a week passes and she apparently thinks they’re official he comes to see me to get him and his sons clothes cause they ran out of things to wear (and sorry if too much tmi) we ended up doing the deed then he goes gives me a hug and he ends up for getting something else and comes inside the house again only for him to give me a kiss at the door and saying I love you , the next day he comes to get our car to fix it with his uncle and later that night I find out from his cousin he’s at her house with our son and I’m crushed idk if I should tell her he’s already done the deed with me and I’m 3 and a half months pregnant with his baby or not he’s told me that if he does get involved with someone again it’s only temporary anyway since he has done this once before but this time he has our son with him.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 7, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Annjerica,

      is your son staying with him for good? do you want to try the advice above?

    2. Annjerica

      February 18, 2017 at 2:56 am

      Our son isn’t with him permanently my ex has told me if I get my life together again like get a job again he would come back but he’s in a rebound currently even his cousin thinks its a rebound since he’s with someone completely opposite of me and taller than him and 7years younger but since my own cousin and my exes cousin knows her well they told me she’s strung guys along, cheated and is very clingy which was a reason her last few relationships ended and she’s been posting all their business on fb and since I know him well he hates clingy and his business open to the public rn he just seems dense to it all I got to see my ex an my son a few days ago and stayed the night with his cousins there for a couple days and he’s acted like he never ended anything with me he talks acts and touches me like nothing happened and still says what’s mine is his as to what the saying is he’s very confusing he’s keeping her a secret from me but I found out on my own while she knows nothing about me and that me and him were together on the days I visited them he ignored her while I was there and slept with me again and when she shows up there while I’m not there he ignores me and stops sending me pics or let’s me video with my son his cousin keeps telling me it won’t last with her since he doesn’t want to go out publicly with her they’re only at his cousins house or her house

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      well, at least she’s just a rebound.. if you are doing the minimal contact rule, make it count.. be active in improving yourself

    4. Annjerica

      February 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      So I have been doing the minimal contact rule, I have my son back since recently he was locked up cause of a warrant but now he’s threatening me and accusing me of being with his cousin saying I’ve been unloyal and trash I’ve known his cousin for years before I met him and I treat him like family I don’t want my son around his father when he’s been harsh like that either I believe he’s been on drugs again like he was before and does all the exact things his so called rebound hates but she’s to clingy and obsessed with him to even notice he use to be the type of guy that would make his family his first priority now his priority is another female I want him back but also back to the guy I first fell in love with

    5. EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      It’s ok if you’re going to extend the no contact rule because talking to him being like that, will probably hurt you and your son more.

  17. LaToya

    January 30, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I used to live in California with my children father with our 3 children, an 8 yr old and twin 2 yr olds. We have been together since I was 19 and he 29. I’m now 30 and he is 39. I loved and still love him so much but i don’t know what to do. we were having financial difficulties and it was said that me and our children would come back to NY where we are both from and he would come a year later after finishing school and he promised us a future together and house and everything. He even told this to our oldest son who very much understands everything going on and was so distraught over missing his dad that he was up at 12 midnight crying in his bed. He was seeing someone else before I had even left California, while we were sharing a home and has no plans to come back to NY as per his words. Even after finding out about me and my children and he and I relationship, they are still together. He didn’t even talk to me about not wanting to be with me. He text me and said he doesn’t love me and never did and that he didn’t want to be with me because I was lazy and said in so text that we didnt have a family we had kids. I was a stay at home mom, house was always clean, I cooked, I did everything for him and my children, I had our twins in California and back then me and our oldest followed him to California after his job transfered him there. I do want him back not just for me but for our children. We all love him. I did the email and texts thing and stopped, I even stopped calling him. Once I did that He started calling everyday to speak to the kids. A while he was saying he hated me now says he doesn’t. He doesn’t call at a reasonable time to speak to my 8 yr old so he goes days and weeks at a time without speaking to him. But he calls almost everyday to speak to the twins. I have yet had the chance or time to heal myself. Doesn’t help that after I stopped calling he calls everyday except the weekends. I don’t even know how to do no contact or anything beyond that for that matter. How could he do this to me and our children.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Latoya,

      you have to be active whether alone or with your children.. improve yourself and make a new routine with your children

  18. Courtney

    January 18, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    So I’ve posted a lot throughout my breakup. But today I think I’ve completely lost my chance to get him back. We were together for 7 years, and have a son together. He left me in September for a friend of his. Only to come back in November trying to work things out. He decided that it wasn’t worth the effort, and left again, unfortunately I got pregnant at this time. About a week ago he left his girlfriend to befriend me. He would talk about how he wanted to sweep me off my feet, how he wanted to come to my prenatal appointments for our unborn child. He was sweet talking me to no end. I was enjoying it, I was excited for the future. For the hope that our relationship could be restored and our son and unborn child would grow up with their parents together. However 2 days ago I started to realize, he was still very much in contact with this other girl, as if they didn’t really break up in the first place. I asked him about it, and he said he was torn between us. He loves us both and doesn’t know who to choose. I didn’t want to be apart of a love triangle that I’d most likely lose, so I told him that I didn’t appreciate him stringing me along with the false hope that we could have a future. We ended that conversation on a sort of decent note. With him explaining that he needed to think about what he wanted in life before he settled. Well today, when I contacted him, I was made aware that he made his choice, and his choice was her. Again. He says he wants to be friends for our children’s sake, but I don’t think that’s a good idea. I still really love him, and I absolutely hate myself for loving him. But I can’t seem to stop. I tried so hard to win him back, I got so close to it. But things just go wrong. I don’t know what to do.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 20, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Hi Courtney,

      I think you’re right that being friends with him now will not be good for you.. Although of course,you still have to be civil because your co parents

  19. Anon

    January 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Hi!
    I’m almost to day 30 of no contact with my ex. I think I’m going to do a long one, maybe 45 like you suggested, Amor. I’m just nervous about this one.
    I’ve been focusing on myself and my daughter. I have been talking to another guy and my ex’s mother is friends with me on Facebook so I know she’s seen him post on my profile.
    I’m just trying to move forward. I’d love for my baby daddy to come back and be a real family with us. I just don’t know if that will happen. He is so angry with me and the last time we talked he told me he never wanted to talk to me again (I’m still not sure why, maybe because he saw me on that dating app I mentioned)
    This will be the 2nd….maybe 3rd? time I do no contact. He always starts contact up again, I’ve never had to. But I’m not sure if I can expect that this time. Should I follow the normal tips for reconnecting? If I decide to, that is.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      the more you do no contact, the less it can help you.. so, if you’re going to contact him again this time, don’t do it if he’s still angry

    2. Anon

      January 18, 2017 at 3:09 am

      Right, I don’t think he’s had enough time to calm down. I’d like to maybe do a longer no contact. I guess minimal contact if he wants to see his daughter. I’m pretty upset with him for thinking he even has a reason to be upset!
      I had to look at my journal but i did no contact for 30 days when we broke up back in june. Then built up rapport after he made first conctact. He moved back in September and we hung out several times but it was always with our daughter. Which is great but I meant we didn’t actually go on a “date.” So then he freaked out for no reason and now I’m doing no contact again.
      Thank you for all of your help! You’ve been a real comfort, Amor. Reading your articles has really helped me, Chris! Either way if I get back with him or not I know I’ll be okay.

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      that’s good.. you’re welcome!

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