The main goal of this website has always been very simple.

To teach women how to get their ex boyfriends back.

Every single article that has ever been written for this site has centered on an area of the overall ex recovery process. In early April of 2013 I released an article entitled how to get your ex boyfriend back. That 10,000 word guide detailed a step by step process that helped women get their ex boyfriends back.

As of today that guide has garnered over 3,800 comments (and still counting.) Of course, we live in an age where people only want the “latest” information and while I am extremely proud of my “super guide” it is a little outdated.

In fact, not only is it a bit old but I know a lot more about getting exes back than I did in the early stages of last year.

So, I came up with a pretty clever idea.

What would happen if I wrote another large guide on how to get your ex boyfriend back that completely updated my philosophy?

Well, something tells me that I will have a lot of happy people on this site! So, here it is. This is going to be my updated guide on how to get your ex boyfriend back.

A Truth You Are Going To Have To Accept


It’s funny.

I remember when I wrote the very first “how to get your ex boyfriend back” guide I wrote a section exactly like this one. Turns out that in the last year absolutely nothing has changed.

As you learn in my book, Ex Boyfriend Recovery PRO getting your ex boyfriend back is not an exact science. Most “experts” out there would have you believe that if you buy their product that you are guaranteed to get him back. The truth is that there are no guarantees when it comes to this. Most of the women reading this guide will probably fail. I used to think that this was just the way it was. That when people break up they don’t get back together because that was the way the world worked.

Well, something I was shocked to learn was the fact that most women fail to get their exes back because they are undisciplined.

Let me give you an example. Lets say that you read this entire page and absorbed the information. Now, I am pretty good at making complicated subjects easy to understand so I promise you that you will understand everything in this guide. If you absorbed the information and knew exactly what to do to raise your chances of getting your ex back you still might fail because YOU failed to put the information into practice.

That is the real challenge here.

Understanding what you need to do to get your ex boyfriend back is the easy part. Actually putting it into practice is the hard part.

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What This Page Covers

down to business

Obviously this page is going to be about how you can get your ex boyfriend back. I am sure if you go back to the original guide you will find a section similar to this one and you may find some major similarities between the two but I guarantee you that there are a lot of new concepts to teach.

Here are a few of the new things that I will be covering on this page:

  • If you should get your ex back or you should move on (weighing percentages.)
  • My updated philosophy on the no contact rule.
  • An update on the phone calls.
  • More advice on how to get your ex back in person.

Of course, even the old things that were covered in the previous guide will be getting an update and you will be getting my new take on:

  • Things you should do during the no contact rule and why they are essential.
  • What you should text your ex boyfriend.
  • Your “Game Plan” for getting him back.
  • The different type of responses to texting and what to do when you get them.
  • How to approach a phone call with your ex boyfriend.

Alright enough talk. Lets get to the actual “guide.”

Knowing How To Weigh Your Chances


A question I get all the time in the comments section of this site is,

“Do I even have a chance of getting him back?”

The truth is that technically you always have a chance to get your ex boyfriend back. However, what you really want to know is how good your chances are of getting him back. I created this section in the guide because I feel that sometimes going after an ex boyfriend isn’t always going to benefit you in the end and I want to help you determine which situations are like that.

It’s All About A Happy Ending


Do you know what I want for you?

I want you to get back with your ex boyfriend and have a happy ending. I want you to get married, have kids and pretty much have the absolute best outcome possible after implementing this game plan. Unfortunately, not everyone can obtain this type of happy outcome.

Ok, I am about to lay down a hard dose of reality.

Take a step back from your current situation and ask yourself,

“Can I have a happy ending with my ex boyfriend?”

For example, if any of the following things happened you may have trouble answering that question honestly:

  • You cheated on him.
  • He cheated on you.
  • He abused you emotionally.
  • You abused him emotionally
  • Your fights got out of hand frequently.
  • If he has a new SERIOUS girlfriend (not a rebound.)

(If he abused you physically then DO NOT try to get him back. You need to find help and you may even need to call the police.)

If you look at the list above and find that you have done one or more of the things there you may be freaking out. Well, I didn’t say it was impossible to get your ex boyfriend back if any of the things on the list above were committed. All I am saying is that your chances of getting him back will be decreased.

In the end it is your decision on whether or not to try to get him back. However, I will tell you in all honesty that your chances may be seriously hurt if any of the things above happened.

Ok, lets recap.

A Quick Recap

  • The first step to weighing your chances is asking yourself if a happy ending is in sight for you and your ex. If you can’t envision one then it probably isn’t a good idea to try to get him back.
  • One of the keys to seeing a happy ending is trying your best to look at the situation without bias (which I realize I am telling the most biased people on the planet this haha.)
  • You should also weigh your chances by taking a look at what happened in your relationship. Specifically what caused the breakup.
  • If things like cheating, emotional abuse, BAD fighting have occurred then your chances of success will not be as high.
  • It is important to distinguish between a rebound girlfriend and a serious girlfriend. If your ex has gotten a serious new girlfriend then your chances of success will not be very high.

Your Game Plan For Success

(If you would like a full in-depth game plan on how to get your ex back check out Ex Boyfriend Recovery PRO.)

It has been about a year since I last put my original game plan for getting an ex boyfriend back into writing. That means that I have had an entire year to make tweaks and evolve my philosophy to improve your chances of getting him back.

While this new game plan is very similar to the old one found on my very first guide on getting an ex boyfriend back there are a few major differences.


Well, let me put it this way. When you help hundreds of women succeed in getting their boyfriends back you learn a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t work. As a result of seeing many successes it is only natural that your philosophy evolves.

Of course, before I can go into the specifics of what you need to do it is probably best for me to talk about the overall “game plan” that we are going to be following for success:

(A More In-Depth Game Plan Can Be Found In Ex Boyfriend Recovery PRO)

get ex back game plan

Ok, that was a lot to digest so lets take a moment and break down what all of this means.

Dissecting The Game Plan

In my infinite wisdom 😉 I have learned that the best way to get your ex back is to slowly build attraction.

Let me ask you a question. If you were given two choices:

  1. To rush to get your ex boyfriend back as soon as possible.
  2. To take your time and slowly build attraction to get him back.

Which do you think yields the higher success rate?


It seems so obvious when I put it into terms like that doesn’t it?

However, the mistake that most women make is the fact that they just want the pain they are feeling (the lonliness, depression, etc) to stop as soon as possible and they rush the ex recovery process.

This is not something that you should rush. Often times going slow is better than going fast.

Lets take a look at the game plan above now.

(Don’t worry if this doesn’t make sense to you right now because I will be going over every step in a much more in-depth manner in a minute.)

Use The No Contact Rule

I wrote about this incredibly important principle extensively in my popular ebook, The No Contact Rule Book.  Got pick up your copy!

The no contact rule has many functions. For one, it is going to drive your ex crazy that you are ignoring him. Ideally, it is going to make him realize what he has lost. However, it is also going to give you a chance to work on yourself and get your mind in the right place.

Send Text Messages (Learn More In The Texting Bible)

There is a certain way that you need to send a text message after the no contact rule has been completed. I will teach you exactly how a bit later in this guide.

Build Attraction In Texts (Again, Learn More In The Texting Bible)

Once you establish a texting conversation with your ex it is your goal to build attraction in that conversation to make him want you. The end goal is to either get him on the phone or to get a date. It doesn’t matter what happens first just that it happens. Most likely though he will end up giving you a call.

Attraction Leads To Phone Calls

I hope by now you see what we are doing? Essentially, we are slowly working our way to a date where you can reconnect with him on an emotional and physical level. Once you have him on the phone keep building that attraction to get your date.

Phone Call Leads To A Date

If you have built enough attraction through texts and phone calls it is only inevitable that you will get a date. Once you get this date you can work on reconnecting with your ex boyfriend and hopefully get rid of the “ex” and make him your boyfriend.

The No Contact Rule

don't talk to me

Have you ever heard that phrase,

Silence is a source of great strength?

Well, the no contact rule kind of abides by that philosophy. If you are new to this site then let me say up front that I have written a lot about the no contact rule.


Because it is an essential step of this entire process. What I am going to do now is give you a few quick links to some of the most popular no contact pages I have written.

  • The No Contact Rule – This article is basically an introduction into the no contact rule. It talks about what it is, how to perform it and how it can benefit you.
  • The Male Mind During No Contact – This one basically talks about everything that is going on inside your exes mind once you perform the no contact rule on him.
  • What If He Doesn’t Contact You During No Contact – Every woman’s greatest fear about the no contact rule is if she performs it and he doesn’t contact her. This guide specifically covers that.

Believe me when I tell you that the no contact rule is an absolute vital part of the “get your ex back” process. However, watching people do it for the last year I have learned some very interesting things that I didn’t know when I first talked about no contact.

First though, lets talk a little about what the no contact rule is.

The No Contact Rule- A period of time where you aren’t allowed to respond to phone calls, texts, facebooks, snap chats, emails or anything else from your ex. In addition to that you are not allowed to reach out to your ex at all during the no contact time frame.

Now, what I am about to say next may shake the beliefs of my most loyal readers. When I first created the “get your ex boyfriend back” process I was dead set on having the no contact rule at 30 days and I still am. In other words, that means for 30 days you can’t call, text or respond to your ex at all.

Go Pick Up Your Copy of My eBook The No Contact Rule Book!

However, now that I have seen so many people try the no contact rule I have decided that in some cases a shorter no contact period may be best.

Let me give you an example of a case like that.

Lets pretend that you decide that you want to use the no contact rule on your ex boyfriend. Around day 5 your ex starts realizing that you are ignoring him and he sends you a text message like this:

threatenings message

Believe it or not this is the type of message that I have seen multiple women get during the no contact rule.

A message like this is pretty bad right?

Actually no, it meas that your ex boyfriend wants to talk to you more than anything and that is a good thing. A message like this is essentially a hissy fit where he is going to threaten you by cutting you out of his life. It’s funny, whenever a guy pulls out a message like this I always think back to that TV show “24.” Basically, “24” is about a counter terrorism unit agent called Jack Bauer. The whole show is based around the principle that the United States doesn’t negotiate with terrorists (well, unless they really really have to… but that is besides the point.)

When your ex boyfriend threatens you in this way I view him, and this may be a little extreme, but I view him as a terrorist and we don’t negotiate with terrorists. However, the sheer fact that he is so upset about you using the no contact rule on him tells us that no contact is working it’s magic on him faster than normal.

Now, I am not going to lie to you. The big risk with the no contact rule is the fact that you could potentially anger your ex boyfriend to the point where he doesn’t want to talk to you at all so he can kind of “get back” at you for ignoring him.

That is why I have come up with an alternative to the 30 day no contact rule.

What is it?

The 21 day no contact rule.

21 Days Vs. 30 Days

I already know this is going to confuse the heck out of people so I really want you to pay attention to what I say here.

The 21 day no contact rule is not something you can start off with. It is only an option you have if things go your way. Again, I realize this may be a little confusing so let me give you a live example.

Pretend that I am your ex boyfriend. Since you are a very smart woman you are going to use the no contact rule on me. You are going to start off by using the 30 day no contact rule. Early within that no contact period (lets say around day 6) I start to send you a lot of text messages asking you where you are. Of course, you ignore them because you are in the no contact rule. During day 7 of the no contact rule I start to get angry and I send you a text message like the “mock example” I gave above.

You know, the “Ill erase you from my phone if you don’t message me.”

If this happens then you should feel proud of yourself because that means that I desperately want you to talk to me. In this particular case you can have the option to shorten your 30 day no contact rule to 21 days. Do you see how it works?

Only if the no contact rule is working can you shorten your 30 day period to 21 days.

No Contact Is A Battle On Two Fronts

two fronts

A lot of people don’t realize this but the no contact rule is meant to work in two different ways. In other words, you are going to be fighting a battle on two fronts at the same exact time. Sounds pretty crazy huh? Allow me to expand on it a little bit more.

The first way that no contact is supposed to work is that it’s supposed to have an affect on your ex boyfriend.

The second way is that it allows you to look inwards and improve yourself.

The key to a successful no contact rule is combining the two which is something that I am going to talk about right now.

Front One – Self Improvement

self improevemnt

Have you ever heard that question,

If you can’t love yourself then how can you love someone else?

Self improvement during the no contact rule is all about starting at point A to get to point Z (point Z obviously being your ex.) It always irks me when women come to this site, read about the no contact rule and then completely disregard the fact that self improvement is a part of it.

I am going to get mean for a moment here.

Right now you aren’t good enough to get your ex boyfriend back. You are emotional, your life is out of balance and quite honestly your confidence is probably lower than ever. I plan on helping you change that. I want you to re-invent yourself. I want you to become someone so incredible that not only can your ex boyfriend NOT resist you but pretty much every other man on the face of the earth too.

I want you to become the ungettable girl.

The Ungettable Girl

The ungettable girl is a concept that I came up with to describe a girl that can pretty much make any man crazy. I remember sitting at my desk while coming up with the outline for Ex Boyfriend Recovery PRO and asking myself,

“If I were to create a girl that can make any man chase her (especially her ex boyfriend) what would she be like?”

Lets talk about that for a second now. What would the “perfect” girl be like?

I think the first thing that you have to understand is that every man out there loves the chase. They may say that they hate it but the truth is that deep down we all kind of like it when we can’t get the girl at first. Besides, when we finally do get the girl it makes us feel like we won the ultimate prize.

The ungettable girl has to have the entire package.

She has to have beauty. She has to have brains. She has to be funny. She has to be sexy. Essentially, she has to be everything that every man could ever want. Remember, the goal of becoming the ungettable girl isn’t to just please your ex boyfriend. It’s to please every single man on the planet.

So, how are you supposed to achieve all this?

(Because clearly you aren’t any of this right now.)

Well, lets start by talking about a few of the specific aspects of the ungettable girl.

  • Beauty
  • Personality
  • Confidence
  • Popularity

Ok, I guess that is more than a few “aspects” but you want to do this right, right?


It’s always funny to me that in movies they always say something like,

“Looks don’t matter.”

What I am about to say might make a few women angry but I honestly don’t care. I am not here to tell you what you want to hear. I am here to deal with the truth and the truth is that looks matter to men. I can honestly say that I have never pointed at a woman who is clearly ugly and thought to myself,

“Wow… she’s an ungettable girl.”

I am sorry it just doesn’t happen.

My eye isn’t caught by an overweight woman walking into a room. No, it is caught by the fit looking beauty that walked in behind the whale.

Yes I said it, WHALE!


(Told you I’m not holding anything back.)

Now, if you are sitting here reading this and you feel a little overweight then consider this your wake up call. Get off your lazy butt and do something about it. You have 21-30 days of time to do something about it so don’t just sit there and waste that time.

Oh, and I don’t want to hear excuses.

I hear excuses all day long from women. You know what, I don’t care about your excuse. I want to see results from you not hear some stupid excuse. Use this time to get in the best shape of your life because you know what, things are going to start falling into place for you if you do so.


Do you want to know how much personality matters to men?

Let me tell you a little story and trust me when I say that everything I talk about below really happened to me.

I have debated telling this story for months because the truth is I am not fond of telling personal stories that talk about other people but this one so clearly illustrates the point I am making here that I can’t resist. A year ago I met this beautiful girl.  Now, let me tell you that I am quite picky so this girl was really something looks wise to catch my attention.

This site wasn’t in existence yet when I met her so I hadn’t thought up the concept of an ungettable girl but looking back she was definitely had the goods “looks wise” to be an UG (ungettable girl.)

The two of us quickly hit it off and initially her personality was pretty great.

Then it happened.

Slowly but surely I started to get to know the real her and I learned that her personality was very unstable. Seriously, she was the worst type of girl out there. She was a girl who thought her personality was fantastic when in reality it was horrible.

Want to know what I disliked the most about it?

Have you ever read that children’s book “The Giving Tree?”

Well, the book is basically about this tree that loves this little boy with all it’s heart. The little boy keeps asking the tree to give him things and the tree, since it loves the little boy, gives the little boy everything he asks for. As the boy grows up he keeps asking the tree to give him things and the tree does. By the end of the book the boy has grown into an old man and the tree is nothing but a stump.

the giving tree

Essentially, the boy had taken so much from the tree that the tree had nothing left to give.

This “beautiful” girl made me feel like the tree. While I was definitely not in love with her (didn’t even date her) I did have feelings for her and she knew that and used them to take advantage of me. I remember she always used to say,

“I am a great friend to everyone!”

When she said that I remember rolling my eyes and thinking to myself,

“Sure you are.”

The point was that eventually I stopped being friends with her because I learned she treated everyone like this. Every single friend she had she would just take and take and take until the friends had nothing left to give and I refused to have that happen to me.

This is when I learned something absolutely amazing.

What was the first thing that I said about this girl?

I said she was beautiful right?

Well, after I learned about her personality every time I looked at her picture on Facebook I no longer found her attractive. Seriously, she was a beautiful girl but her personality made her looks horrible to me. That was when I learned that looks and personality have a direct correlation.

The two will always be linked and the key to an ungettable girl is that she has high marks in both looks and personality.


If I had to take a guess I would say that right now your confidence is pretty much down in the dumps.

Hey, I am not blaming you. You just had your heart ripped out. I don’t think you would be human if you were all happy after a breakup. Nevertheless, you aren’t going to get your ex boyfriend back if you aren’t confident with yourself.

Even more important, there is no way in he** you are going to become an ungettable girl without confidence.

There’s that word again, confidence.

What the heck does it mean? So often you hear the advice,

“Oh, just be confident.”


“If you are confident you can get any man.”

That is nice and all but what the heck is this confidence and how the heck do you get it? I am a guy so I feel I can bring a unique perspective when it comes to confidence for women. I have had the privileged of meeting a lot of confident women throughout my life.

Some are the perfect amount of confidence and some are way too confident that it is off-putting. Lets start there, with the worst case scenario when it comes to confidence.

Have you ever met a guy that you really liked at first. He was good looking, had a good job and his personality seemed to be relatively normal. However, once you got to know him you learned that all he seemed to talk about were his muscles. He was so self absorbed and conceited that you were immediately turned off by him.

A lot of women don’t know this but there is actually an equivalent to that. Something that women can do that can be a complete turn off to men.

I once knew this woman who would always tell me that she was the most confident person ever. Seriously, she would repeatedly tell me about how confident she is in herself.

(FYI.. she totally wasn’t.)

The point is that someone who is truly confident doesn’t need to say that they are confident they just are. Women who try too hard to be confident and feel the need to prove it is a total turn off to men.

Most men prefer someone who has such strong self belief that they just exude confidence. Almost like it is just natural to them. A girl who smiles a lot, who is completely classy and is not ashamed of who she is. One thing that I believe is that becoming confident relies heavily on two factors.

  1. How much you believe in yourself.
  2. And not caring what anyone thinks of you.

If you can master these two things then don’t worry, you are well on your way to becoming confident. Want to take a look at the most confident animal ever? Consider yourself warned.



Throughout this site I have talked about the idea of social proof on multiple occasions.

What is social proof?

Well, it is an idea that I picked up from probably the strangest community ever, pickup artists. Hey, I don’t want those judging glares from you ladies. The only reason I researched tactics there was to find stuff that I could use to help YOU to get your ex back.

Anyways, the way social proof works is kind of clever.

Imagine that you were in a bar and everyone in that bar was giving you a lot of attention. Hmmm… picture this happening to you:


Alright, you are getting a lot of attention from guys. Well, in the warped mind of men a girl who is actually hit on a lot by other men is perceived as higher value and more attractive.

THIS is social proof.

Now, how can you use this to your advantage when it comes to your ex boyfriend?

Well, I don’t think it is any coincidence that every single ungettable girl out there is well liked by all of her friends and is extremely popular. Besides, a little jealousy never hurts to make an ex realize how much he truly cares for you.

I recommend that you use this no contact period as a time to socialize and have amazing experiences your friends. Heck, I don’t even think its a bad idea to go on a date with someone new to just to test the waters.

In other words, go out and enjoy life. Don’t just sit around waiting for your ex to call.

Front Two – The Effect It Has On Your Ex Boyfriend

miss you

So, while you are working on self improvement the no contact rule should simultaneously be having an effect on your ex boyfriend.

Now, before I start getting into specifics someone in the comments section of this website made me aware of a big flaw with the no contact rule. If you remember, before this “updated” philosophy on the no contact rule I originally told women to go into the 30 day no contact rule no matter what.

That means if you and your ex had a major fight you would be going into the no contact rule for 30 days on the heels of that major fight. While doing that would certainly give you and your ex time to cool down it also means that your ex has a lot of anger towards you.

Rather recently I wrote a guide where I discussed a major psychological concept.

(For the life of me I can’t remember what that concept was called.)

Anyways, this concept basically says that the things that people remember the most when it comes to relationships are the beginnings and endings of that relationship. Well, if you have a major fight at the end of your relationship and you immediately go into the no contact rule then the last thing that your ex is going to remember is that major fight.

Therein lies our flaw. If your ex is super angry with you during the no contact rule then the chances of it working on him the way that it is supposed to will be decreased.

So, how do we solve this little problem?

Working Around The Flaw

One of my favorite movies to watch is Inception.

The amount of thought behind that movie just blows me away every time I watch it. Anyways, I am a little weird. When I watch a movie that I really like there are certain phrases or quotes that stick with me for life. In the movie Inception there is a certain phrase that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character mutters that I still think about today.

Positive emotions trump negative emotions every single time.

I think that particular quote applies to this little predicament. If you can get your ex into a positive mindset as opposed to a negative one before you go into the no contact rule then the chances of no contact working will be greatly increased.

I guess the question now becomes how can you put your ex into a positive mindset.

For some women it may be impossible to achieve. No matter what they say or do their ex may be so stubborn he will refuse to calm down until the no contact rule is completed. Nevertheless, a classy text message from you is better than nothing.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a HUGE fan of classy girls.

I have been on this planet for quite a while and have dealt with my fair share of women who aren’t classy. Let me tell you that it is actually a really nice thing to encounter one who is extremely classy. Even in defeat and make no mistake about it for you a breakup with your ex is a defeat.

If you or your ex had a huge fight or left things on bad terms before you are about to do the no contact rule then I think it would benefit you to send a text message like this:


While that text message may look like an apology it really isn’t if you read it carefully. It’s just a really classy woman willing to be mature about the situation. It doesn’t matter if your ex responds to the message or not. Oh, and if he does respond to a message like this you aren’t supposed to respond to him. Remember, you are going right into no contact after you send this message.

The main point is that he reads it and maybe feels a little bit better. You want him in that positive mindset before you go into the no contact rule and a message like this may do the trick to get him in that mindset.

Lets take a look at how NC is supposed to work on him.

How It Works On Him

To be honest I am tired of talking about the negative “what ifs.”

I feel that so far in this guide I have just been talking about how to avoid those negative “what if’s.” Lets turn our attention to some of the positive “what if’s.” Lets imagine for a minute that you are doing a no contact rule on your ex boyfriend and it is working. Lets talk about the effect that it should have on him.

Relationships have this funny way of creating this bond between two people.

Heck, even the “talking” stage before you are even dating someone officially has a way of doing that. Every single little action that, that person takes is magnified. Every time they talk to someone you take note of it and every time they do something it affects you.

There is only one way I know how to describe this bond but it is going to require some role playing from you and I.

Lets say that you and I just started dating and we are in the same room together. More specifically, we are both sitting on a couch and watching a TV show. You decide that you are hungry and you get up to make a sandwich. Now, you are a sandwich making master. While your sandwiches are amazing they do take time to make.

So, you have gotten up from the couch and are now in the kitchen. About 7 minutes pass and I decide that I can’t bear to be without you so I decide to follow you to the kitchen to talk to you.

That pull that made me get up off the couch to see you in the kitchen is the bond. It’s this internal bond that makes me think the following thought:

“I can’t bear to be without her.. Heck, I can’t bear to NOT be in the same room with her.”

The no contact rule is meant to tap into this bond. To use silence as a way of making an ex realize that life really sucks without you. The idea is to make him think back to the days where he didn’t have you and make him realize how miserable he was without you in his life.

THAT is the effect that the no contact rule should have on an ex boyfriend.

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Sending And Building Attraction In Text Messages

(If you want more step by step instructions on text messages check out my guide The Texting Bible.)


I know we have gone over a lot so take a moment and catch your breath because we still have a lot to cover.

Scroll back up to the “Game Plan.” What were steps two and three?

Sending text messages and building attraction through them.

Well, in this section of the guide I am going to be covering both of those things. First though, I want to take a moment and explain why text messages are preferred over a phone call.

Why Text Messages?

You do realize that you just cut this person out of your life for a period of time right?

Most men are much more perceptive of stuff like this than they let on. For example, whenever I care about someone I notice everything when it comes to text messaging. I notice when they are sad. I notice when they are happy. I notice when they start pulling away. But most importantly, I notice when they are ignoring me.

Trust me when I say that your ex boyfriend will notice that you have ignored him.

So, calling him up out of the blue probably isn’t the best play. I would rather you go with what society has dictated the most personal form of communication, the text message.

Text messages have many different advantages.

If you have picked up my book, The Texting Bible then you may have seen me mention that text messaging is non threatening. For that reason it is perfect to use after the no contact rule.

However, one of the things I have learned through helping thousands of women is that you should really only have two goals when it comes to text messaging after the no contact rule.

Your Two Goals

Your entire game plan when it comes to text messaging is going to revolve around two goals. Of course, when you take a step back you will learn that the two goals really compliment each other. If you successfully complete one then you can successfully complete the other.

So, what are these two goals.

Goal 1- To build attraction with your ex boyfriend.

Goal 2- To transition from text messages to talking on the phone.

Often times the best way to get an ex boyfriend on the phone is to build attraction with him and if you happen to be very successful in building that attraction you may luck out and he could ask you on a date. Let’s assume the worst though and assume that the best you can do is get an ex boyfriend on the phone. Well, talking on the phone with an ex boyfriend is your stepping stone to a date. So, as you can see every step in this process is meant to get you that date so you can get him back.

One thing I do want to say is that many women make the mistake of skipping goal one and going straight to goal two before building attraction. This is a major mistake because this is the very definition of rushing the process and trust me when I say this is a process that can’t be rushed.

You have a very clear path to what you are supposed to do:

Building Attraction = Phone Calls

If you follow that simple structure during your texting phase then I guarantee you are going to have some nice success.

How To Build Attraction In Text Messages


When it comes to building attraction (or in your case re-building attraction) you can’t be overeager.

The number one mistake I see from women when it comes to this phase of my philosophy is that they are too eager to see an end result. Attraction isn’t built that way. True attraction is built slowly and carefully. It isn’t something that you cant just manufacture overnight with a few text messages. It is something that has to slowly develop. It is something that requires discipline and patience and even though I am about to show you exactly what you need to do to build attraction I am positive that 90% of the women reading this will fall victim to their own emotions and desires and fail to do things correctly.

Why do I say that?

I have helped a lot of women try to get their exes back. I can only think of a handful that I have helped that were able to pull this off. It’s not because they were more intelligent or special than anyone else. It was because they had discipline, patience and most importantly, confidence.

I guess the point I am trying to make here is that if you follow my advice in this section you should be able to re-build attraction with your ex boyfriend.

The First Contact Text

Your first true test is going to happen immediately after the no contact period.

You have essentially ignored your ex for 30 days (or 21 days depending on some situations.) How in the world are you supposed to approach this situation?

Simple, you are going to have to send a compelling text message. I always find myself telling people to make their text messages so interesting that their ex has no choice but to respond to it. Sadly, I feel no one takes my advice when it comes to this.

Most women are content to send a simple,

“Hey, whats up?”

or my personal favorite,


I am going to teach you something about men by teaching you something about myself.

I HATE ONE WORD TEXT MESSAGES. Not only that but I hate text messages with no substance. It always annoys me when I get a lame response from a girl. What do I consider to be a lame response? One word texts and messages with absolutely no substance at all.

Seriously, I roll my eyes and put my phone down for a few moments whenever I receive responses like these. I take a few moments and debate whether or not I should even respond. So, let me ask you something. What makes you think that any guy is different from me? What makes you think that any guy would be ok with receiving a lame response?

Don’t be the girl who doesn’t put any thought behind her text messages. Be the most interesting person he is currently texting.

Here is an example of an interesting text that you can use for first contact.

first contact

(For more example text messages like this check out The Texting Bible.)

There are two really important things to talk about with this message.

First, there is the initial,

“You are not going to believe what happened to me…”

I absolutely think that little message is the most clever thing ever. Seriously, if someone sent “you are not going to believe what happened to me..” to you, your mind is probably going to race with possibilities.

“What could it be?”

“I Just have to find out!”

In my experience, you should get a response when you send the “you won’t believe..” initial message out. However, that is only one half of the equation. Now you have to come up with a compelling story that will cause your ex boyfriend to respond to you.

I don’t recommend you copy my doppelganger story word for word but you can use it as an idea of the type of interesting thing that should get your ex to bite.

When Do You End The Conversation?

Lets assume that everything went according to plan. You sent a compelling first contact text message and then got a response.

The question now becomes how long do you keep the conversation going for?

When I originally came up with the idea for a first contact text message I advised people to end the conversation immediately. So, essentially what I was advising was,

  • Send first contact text message.
  • Get a positive response.
  • End the conversation immediately on a positive note.

Experience has taught me there may be a better way.

Rather than immediately ending the conversation I think it is a good idea to go a little deeper into the conversation. In other words, extend the conversation by about 2-3 more text messages. Here is how it should play out.

  • Send first contact text message.
  • Get a positive response.
  • Initiate a conversation where you send 2-3 more text messages.
  • End the conversation on a positive note.

Do you see how that works?

Getting On Friendly Terms Again

Before you can start getting into the more emotional type of text messages you are going to have to get on friendly terms with your ex boyfriend again.

A few months ago I came up with a term to describe this. I called it “priming.”

Priming- A way in which you can test/get your ex boyfriend ready to talk about more emotional topics (aka your previous relationship.)

Lets say that you are ready to talk about your old relationship but you are unsure if your ex is. Well, priming can be used to kill two birds with one stone. First, you can slowly get your ex ready to talk about those more emotional topics. Second, you can use priming as a way to test to see if he is ready to advance to emotional things.

I realize this may be a little complicated to digest so I am going to spend some extra time on it because understanding how to “prime” your ex is essential in this section.

How Priming Works

Ok, the one thing we already know is that you can’t jump into an emotional topic (like your old relationship with your ex) right off the bat. No, the preferred way to get into that stuff is with some preparation. That is where the priming comes in.

I want you to look at priming as a way to slowly prepare your ex for the emotional stuff.

The way you do that is by starting off very slowly and then casually upping the intensity of the type of messages that you send.

Here is where things get interesting though. Priming isn’t always going to go exactly like you planned.

The other day I happened to stumble across a picture that is meant to be funny (but I actually found it to be true.) It is on how people view success.


I thought that this graphic was the perfect way to describe priming. You see, priming will require a lot of adjustments on your part and those adjustments are going to be based on how your ex reacts to the “priming” messages that you send.

For example, if you send your ex a message and he reacts positively to it then that tells you that you can advance the “prime.” However, if you send a message and he reacts very neutrally or negatively to it then that tells you that you have to make an adjustment to get him over his initial push back.

Lets move on to what you really want. The type of priming messages that you send.

(Disclaimer: Remember, the idea is to start off slowly and innocently and then up the intensity.)

The Meme Text Message

I love memes.

Don’t you love memes?

A meme text message is perfect to start off your priming because it isn’t meant to be serious at all. It’s sort of has that “hey, look what I found isn’t it funny?” mindset.

This type of a text message was something that I came up with after a friend of mine continually sent me memes. Seriously, just out of the blue she would send me memes and I actually loved them. The key to sending a successful meme message has to be the fact that the meme has to be funny.

I handpicked these because they always make me laugh.

live dangerously

Admit it you laughed 😉 .

chuck norris kick

We needed a good Chuck Norris joke meme!


Apparently these two were too cool for shcool… crap.

Telling A Story Text Message

telling a story

(For more text messages like this check out The Texting Bible)

There is a lot to balance when it comes to the initial stages of priming isn’t there?

You have to remain interesting while at the same time being very casual. The problem is that casual things aren’t very interesting.

Well, one thing I have found is that everyone finds stories interesting. So, why not tell one to your ex? Your story doesn’t have to be too controversial. While it will have to be interesting it doesn’t have to be anything special. Would you like to know a story that I would tell if I was sending this text message out?

I think I would tell a story about the time I accidentally walked into the women’s bathroom and didn’t notice.

Seriously, all I thought to myself was “why aren’t there any urinals in this bathroom?”

But wait… the story gets better.

The moment of realization came that I was in the women’s bathroom when I heard two women voices approaching and I quickly ran to hide in the stall until they went away. The problem was that by the time they were done two more women came in and eventually the bathroom go so crowded there were women waiting on the stall that I was in.

I had no choice but to open the stall door, reveal that I was in the wrong bathroom and then of course I ran for my life!

Do you see how that story was both intriguing and funny (all of it true by the way.) These are the types of stories that keep a persons interest.

Remembering The Good Times

remember the good times

(Again, check out The Texting Bible for more example texts.)

This is a really important test when it comes to priming.

You see, prior to this point every single text message that you sent was relatively safe. This is the first time that you are going to be sending a text message about you and your ex. The point of this is to test and see how your ex responds.

Basically what you do is think back and pick out a really nice (safe) memory that the two of you had and “remember” it in text form. You don’t have to be too detailed. Just saying something general like I did in the message above with the boardwalk is enough.

If your ex boyfriend responds pretty positively to that then you can advance to the next section. If he doesn’t then you have to build some rapport before you can move on.

Getting Emotional With Your Ex Boyfriend

If you have properly primed your ex boyfriend then you can move on to the emotional messages.

Now, the thing you have to remember when you text your ex boyfriend is that your main goal is to use the attraction you build with him to get him on the phone with you. Emotional messages are a good way to do that. The thing that you have to understand about emotional messages when you are dealing with your ex is that they can’t bring up negative memories.

This is your ex boyfriend we are talking about here so there is no doubt that he is going to have some negative memories. I want you to cut right through them and remember some of your fondest memories together. The idea here is to get him to associate the good feelings he gets when he thinks back to those memories with you.

Lets go over a few emotional text messages you can use to your advantage.

I Miss You Text Message

i miss

Anyone can say “I miss you.”

I want you to go deeper than that. I want you to give specifics. What specifically do you miss about your ex boyfriend?

Communicate it to him. Tell him what you miss most about him. Men are very territorial and even though you are still his ex there is a part of him that considers you “his.” Well, feed that ego of his for a bit. Make him feel good. Make him feel wanted.

Trust me when I say that it feels really good to be wanted.

Emotional Memory Text


This text has to have an emotional significance for both you and your ex.

A first kiss is perfect for this type of thing. Every couple remembers their first kiss together. I want you to use an emotional memory like that to your advantage. I want your ex to put himself back in time where he was when this emotional memory occurred.

I want him to know that you are thinking of him that way and I want him to feel good about it.

Talking On The Phone & Going On A Date


I know it has been a long time but I want you to scroll up and look at that “game plan” again. What were the last two steps of the game plan to get your ex boyfriend back?

  • Talking On The Phone
  • Going On A Date

Well, in this section I am combining the two. If you weren’t already aware I have created two guides on each of these topics. You can check them out below.

So, if you want more “in-depth” information on what to do or say on the date or phone I recommend investing some time and reading those two guides. Of course, there are a few things I want to discuss with you on how both of these subjects relates to my overall philosophy on getting an ex boyfriend back.

Transitioning From Text Messages To The Phone

Ideally, what you want to have happen is that you build up so much attraction from the text messages that your ex just calls you.

This is the mindset that probably 90% of women who read this website have. Unfortunately, the thing that these women don’t take into account is that transitioning from text messages to talking on the phone is a pretty big deal for us guys too.

Seriously, I hate calling first because I never know if the girl is going to be busy or if she will just blow me off. I am like 100% of guys out there in that I am scared to death of rejection and I do feel rejected every time I put my neck on the line to call a girl and she doesn’t pick up. Even though I know logically that she may be busy and get back to me later the emotion of initial rejection always kind of hurts.

It is that fear of rejection that prevents me from calling.

The sexiest woman in the world is one who has the guts to cut through all this nonsense and call herself.

I don’t have a problem with a woman initiating a call at all. Most “experts” out there do but the truth is that I don’t as long as it is done a certain way. I am not a fan of calling out of the blue. I am a fan of giving someone a warning before you call that way they can prepare themselves.

Here is one of the most clever ways to transition from a text message to a phone call.

calling text

This is essentially baiting a guy to talk to you. In other words, if you have compelling information to share (like an interesting story) your ex is going to naturally be curious and you can use that curiosity to get on the phone with him.

Now, what do you do when you get on the phone with him?


I cover how you can do that in my Secrets of Attracting Men book.

Getting A Date

If you have built up enough attraction through text messages and phone calls then you should be able to get a date relatively easily.

Now, the question you are probably wondering is what do you do on this date? Well, going on a date is a pretty big deal because this is where a big opportunity to get your ex back can occur. Unfortunately, I have reached my limit on typing as this guide is already close to 10,000 words.

What I would recommend to you is read my guide on going on a date. There all your questions will be answered.

That’s it for me. I hope you enjoyed my guide on getting an ex boyfriend back. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section.

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965 thoughts on “How To Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back -Version 2.0-”

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    May 7, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Hi Chris, I need some help.
    We have a 5 month old baby, when she was born we’d split.
    He went from being avoidant to bring amazing, I’d stay over his every weekend, we were even discussing another baby.
    Suddenly when she was 3 months we’d had a fight, he started to insist on having her without me around, due to her young age, I couldn’t let this happen. He was angry, after her birth he’d got very possessive with me, kept saying how I want a relationship with him, this is what led to a total breakdown in communication, he’d started to ask if I’d had sex with anyone else, wanted to videochat every night, was furious when I took her to see a male friend when suddenly as I said after a row he totally wanted to cut me out, said he’s doing nothing for me anymore, just her.
    I’ve not spoken to him in 2 weeks, blocked him on everything, I think he’s now blocked me on Watts app, I know both he and his mother have tried to get in touch but I’ve not been in the right place to talk to them. Incidently this all kicked off the day the lockdown began.
    Any advice, I love him..

    1. EBR Team Member: Shaunna

      EBR Team Member: Shaunna

      May 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Ellie it sounds as if your ex is insecure, but also angered by you spending time with that male friend. I would suggest that you first focus on how to co parent healthily for your child. And then think about getting him back. You need to unblock him on a platform so that you are able to communicate. I would suggest that you spend some time working on yourself, and then reach out to your ex using the method Chris mentions in his articles and videos

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    June 13, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I broke up with my boyfriend 2 months ago. I told him to go away bec again he chose jis friends instead of helping with my project. He was very upset of my decision. After some days we had contact from time to time, once he called me with different attitude: I am not sure anything could be better if we were together. But later we planned to meet for coffee. I went to another city to meet with him and said: hi, I am in the same city, lets meet. He was changing time of meeting many times, I got angry. And my phone died. Aftet I turned on i saw he was calling 5 times and writing. I was so angry that i didnt respond anything two weeks. Then i wrote him small message that i understand slowly what was not fair from my side and that we could talk more. He didnt respond. Few days later i put some pictures of my friends on instagram and he unobserve me. I immidiately called him and ask for talk. He didnt want. I send him few sentences video of me. Then he blocked me. How the situation looks Doctor?

    1. Chris Seiter

      Chris Seiter

      June 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Hi An…so it looks like you would benefit by getting involved in my Program. It would be helpful to have a sensible ex recovery strategy.

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    May 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I regret not going threw this page earlier . Is it too late ?
    I’ve been blocked . On everything . Basically I went out of my way to come in contact with my ex . I kept on getting a new number and he kept on blocking them . Would u think I’m lying if I told u that I’ve had almost over 50 new numbers .
    Yep it’s true.
    But there were times where he would reply and I would ask for him to unblock me and he did . But not long . He would block me again because of an argument. He keeps telling me that I must go ask for attention by other boys and that I must go find someone new on my Instagram and obviously then I would get upset and start firing back because it blows my mind how this guy won’t see how much he means to me and how I only want him and nobody els .
    For Awhile now it’s been block/unblock/block/unblock .yes there was flirting in our conversations but not like how it use to be when we were together . But recently I got blocked and still am blocked , I got an other number and he replied with (you are blocked for life now )
    Is it time for me to stop and make him miss me ? What is going on?
    Why is he doing this
    Going back and forth makes me go crazy .
    Should I block him?
    Is it too late to do the “no contact “
    Will it work for me ?

    Please help

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    March 22, 2019 at 6:54 am


    I stumbled upon this page because my ex blocked me yesterday (full block) after our breakup. To give more info about it, Last Sunday, he asked me to give him alone time but through that 4 days I was starting to be lonely and messaged him my feelings about the whole ordeal. We had an argument way before he asked for alone time and he was being cold so I started to panic. Due to that, I asked him and cornered him to tell me what he’s thinking because I’m honestly dumbfounded that the relationship suddenly turned like this. I was asking him for reasons and then he suddenly blocked me. I made a rookie mistake and tried texting and emailing him so we could talk but I’m sure he didn’t read any single message there. If I pushed my ex-boyfriend’s buttons and make him get angry at me, will it still be possible that he’ll unblock me and reach out first? Our relationship is almost nearing it’s 3rd year and he’s my first everything.

    1. Chris Seiter

      Chris Seiter

      March 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Hi Lia! Everyone’s situation is unique…so is it possible he will cool down and try to reconnect, yes. But the real question is whether you have a solid, sensible ex recovery plan. So take a good look at my Program as discussed on my site.

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    February 23, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    I met a girl a couple of years back on a random date and we never saw each other for several years, had minimal contact. I go visit her in her home country and spend about a week with her, during that time she introduced me to her family and friends, had an amazing time. I really missed her after coming back but I thought she only saw me as a friend. I noticed that she was very distant after I flew back and rarely spoke to me. At first I thought something was wrong so tried to ask her about that. But later realized that she was also missing me. I decided to invite her to travel with me to a tropical destination and we had the best time of our lives there but I was hesitant to make a move on her. She went back to being distant again after the trip but we met again in another city. We met like twice during the week we were there but I felt like she was not giving a lot of time to me so sent a text that maybe seen a little pushy which ended up in both of us saying that we will not continue to meet. I kept missing her and we happened to be in the same city at the same time. I was showing myself as too needy by texting all the time and she refused to see me at all during that time.

    We managed to somehow come back to talking terms after about two months with my needy messaging once in a while and did a couple more trips to exciting destinations and got close. We both thought that the time we spend together over these trips were the best times of our lives and we really enjoyed each other’s company. But I kept noticing that she never wanted to see ourselves as a couple, distanced herself everytime we came back home (we live in two different locations). She moved to another city for her studies and I came to see her, three weeks pass and she only saw me twice. So I decide to ask about that and she kept saying that she had a lot going with college and we had another disagreement about this. We met for a coffee and she told me that she didnt want to continue seeing me and blocked me from all social media accounts plus messaging apps.

    Do you think there is a chance of working this out? Since this is the second time this has happened and I feel like she wants to give a strong message by blocking me on everything. Do you think the no contact rule can work here? And, if I wanted to contact her, how would I even do that?

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    February 15, 2019 at 4:42 pm


    I broke up with my ex, coz he cheated and after break up I did no contact on him, he is a stubborn person I never thought he will contact me but after three weeks he text me and I ignored the text he later blocked me.

    Will my no contact still work or will I still get him back since he blocked me?

    1. Chris Seiter

      Chris Seiter

      February 16, 2019 at 12:38 am

      Hi Kim!

      So sorry your ex let you down. I know trust takes time to repair, but it can be done if he makes the right moves. Give it some more time, perhaps another week or two. He is acting badly by blocking you, just because you chose not to respond to his text. He seems to have a short memory. Keep you focus on your own healing and recovery and focusing on your own self growth activities. It will be his loss if he doesn’t come around with a great deal more humility.

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    February 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Me and my boyfriend
    Met each other 4 years ago and every thing in our relationship seemed fine
    But last year this time we had an argument
    And we broke up but i tried NC it worked
    We again came together but after 8 months he suddenly broke up with me sayin he has to focus on his life and don’t want any thing serious any more and left
    I’m not sure if NC well work on him any more or not
    Can you help me with it plz

    1. Chris Seiter

      Chris Seiter

      February 13, 2019 at 12:44 am

      Hi Ayda!

      Sorry your ex keeps breaking up with you. Obviously, he does not have his head screwed on right. I think NC is a reasonable path forward for many reasons Ayda. Pick up my eBook, “The No Contact Rule Book”. Over 245 pages, I get into all the aspects of how you can optimize this concept.

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    January 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I have a boyfriend and we were together for 5 years. Over the years, he has wanted to break up with me but I always begged him to stay on. He has been too busy with work and he has to leave early for work and always back late due to work. My pet has recently passed away and he has not spent any time with me not console me. He is just occupied with work. I text him to let him know how I feel and he not showing any support and concern to me. He said he is stress and pressured over work and he has no time for anything else and he asked for us to end the relationship. He asked me not to contact or message him anymore and he has not replied to any of my messages since then. I am not sure what I can do to get him back and I am devasted.

    1. Chris Seiter

      Chris Seiter

      January 19, 2019 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Tiffany!

      I remember responding to this question in a private email you sent!

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    May 10, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Hey Amor, my boyfriend and I broke up about 2 weeks ago. I’m currently on my 8th day of NC. He was still texting me after the breakup, telling me to take care, eat proper meals, wishing me goodnight, etc. But after not receiving a reply from me on my 3rd day of NC, he completely stopped texting me and even blocked me on WhatsApp. Does this mean he hates me now and wants nothing to do with me? What should I do now? I feel so helpless and I’m not sure if this programme will work for me because my ex isn’t like any other guy. He has an ego and once he says breakup, he will not want to start over.

    1. Chris Seiter

      Chris Seiter

      May 10, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Denise….it just means he is a little fussy as he was hoping to get a response from you. If you think it will help, consider sending him a “heads up text” letting him no why you didn’t reply, explaining that going forward you are taking a good amount of quiet time and space to heal and work on your self recovery and thoughts as to what you want going forward. That you need this in your life and hope to reach out to him in the future. If he can’t handle that explanation, then that would be quite selfish of him. I know you are going through rough times. But you will get through this! If you are looking for some ongoing, directed help, consider my ebook Ex Recovery Pro. It covers a wide range of topics related to the ex recovery scene. Just click on my website’s menu and check out the “Products” Page to learn more. Hang in there Denise!


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    March 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Hey Amor

    I’m 25 and my bf is 23, we both finishing off University well he decided to study further with his honours and I decided to work and study part time but we both Graduating for our Deploma, we have been friends since our 1st year best friends for 2 years then we decided to date from 2016 to 2017 well we broke up this year, his been there for me always motivating me pushing me to get my license and better myself even academically, we broke up January this year I went on NC for a month spoke with him ended up sleeping togethet, he says he just wants a fresh air not to date, I slept with him last Friday, I want to try the above up but will it work due to our age differences? Maybe he wants to test waters with his age group then being in a serious relationship with me? Should I try bcz I want to be with him in the sense I can imagine a great future with him?

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Suzi,

      You can still try the advice above but stop sleeping with him first because you’re making yourself his friend with benefits..

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    March 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for the reply. So we’ve decided to take it slowly and see how it unfolds. I’m gonna be the person i was when i first met him. Should i be following anything else too? Cause i think the arguments and stuff might have been too much and maybe it will make him think of me differently.

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 15, 2018 at 1:45 pm

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      April 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

      So we took it slow for sometime but i spoilt it by popping the question. He said that i am important to him but i don’t really know if i should believe it. He said that he doesn’t have the time to take up added responsibility which a relationship demands because he has a lot on his plate currently. I know he’s busy and i understand but he asked if i wanted a break or wanted to talk to him after i get over my feelings. He said that i am more than a friend but he doesn’t want to take it ahead anywhere from there. Does that mean ahead ever of just for the time being? He said he likes me but wants to stop there only and that if i had met him a year ago he would definitely want to date but currently he is not mentally prepared to be in a relationship. He’s said that in future if his feelings increase he will let me know. I am replying normally to his messages as of now but is there a way that i can get him or i have no chance at all even when he’s a bit free later?

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    March 10, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Since the last three months i have gotten close to a colleague of mine who’s three years younger to me. However a month back he told me he likes me and i confessed that i liked him too. But since that day he keeps saying that there’s no future because 5 years down the line his dad won’t accept me because of the caste. I have tried a few times to convince him that 5 years is a long time and if and when we fall in love we can convince his dad and if we’re unsuccessful then we will see what to do then. But this fear doesn’t go. He keeps saying i want to love you but i can’t. And that he wants me to be there. But now i’m really confused as to what i should do because he asked for a week’s break but then he said he didn’t want one when i asked him to take it. I have tried staying away but i really like him. And i want him to give up his fear and go with the flow. He has told me that we won’t speak on this topic and i have to be normal.. Meaning i need to be a friend as of now. Somehow i don’t want to be a friend and i want him to realize that he likes me. The last month we have argued and messaged less and even met less. Please help me as to how can i convince him.

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Hi K,
      we don’t decide what other people like or not. If he likes you but is too afraid of his parents, that means you have to think about whether you really want a guy who can’t stand up for his own choices. He’s not a child and you’re not his mom to decide for him. Even mom shoudn’t decide on what their child should and should not like.

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    February 26, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I am ! that such a small gesture received a response. I read this article in its entirety , which we all know has alot of information to digest… 🙂 One main area I focused on was how to begin the NC. I noticed Chris mentioned positive is better and it gave an example text to use to leave things on a good note.

    My ex and I ended in an argument. A dumb argument but an argument nonetheless and we are both stubborn. I don’t like leaving things negatively but him assuming we would argue made him ignore me. But it didn’t feel right to leave things on a negative when we have so much good. Anyway, I saw the example text and thought… while I agree with Chris, my ex is super stubborn. I don’t think this will help. But Chris says so, so let’s do it.

    The article says to send it and go automatically into NC, so not to worry whether he replies or not. I figured he would just ignore me. I sent a similar text to the example. I have to say Chris and team, it felt very good to send that text. The moment I put it together and pressed send, I felt a relief. I did my part to make it a little better and I understood that’s all I can do. After I sent it, I put my cell away and went about my day. I got so wrapped up in my day, I forgot I even texted him! Later at night, before bed I checked my cell and to my surprise, I received a response from him earlier in the day and it wasn’t defensive or rude like before. It was the kind and loving guy I know…

    And so with seeing that positive moment with just a simple text, I will be investing into the program in the next few days. I’m looking forward to learning a new way of doing things and taking this time on NC to invest into myself and my betterment.


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    January 24, 2018 at 8:34 pm


    I had a very abusive childhood and young adult life. Long story short, I’m in therapy for trouble communicating in a healthy way, I never had a positive experience communicating how I feel specially if it’s negative. My ex broke up with me because I came clean about creating a fake facebook “friend” that I used to communicate to him when I was having an issue with him that I was too scared to share directly. I never meant to harm him but I did, twice. I made him feel guilty for doubting this “friend” was real and then when he first decided to end things I used the account to tell him a lot of mean things since I was so hurt. When I recently came clean, over apologized and begged him to give me another chance (he would tell me everything about me was perfect except for this ONE problem I had) he told me he was very angry and didn’t want to talk to me and didn’t know if he would want to in the future. I’m currently on day 9 of NC and plan to go all the way but I have to work with him on day 27 of NC. What should I do? He wished good things for me and last thing he said was that he wanted to give me all the stuff he had bought me. Should I accept them from him? He said he understood why I did what I did and had originally told me he needed to know the truth in order to see if things could work out but I wasn’t expecting him to cut of contact with me after I told him the truth.

    Thank you.

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 25, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      if they’re not important stuff, get it after nc. Check this one:
      EBR 009: The No Contact Rule If You Work With Your Ex

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    Jenna Geary

    December 5, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Amor,

    Thanks for responding! I don’t know how active I should be in improving myself, but I have been going out with friends as much as I can, having fun, and trying to focus on school, but it’s been hard. The thing is that I removed him from my snapchat because I couldn’t bear to see his posts, so he can’t see my posts anymore, and now I’m wondering if that was a mistake…

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      December 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Yup, you have to make your posts public..
      check this one:
      EBR 024: Using Social Media To Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back

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    Jenna Geary

    December 4, 2017 at 8:55 am

    My ex bf broke up with me about 2 months ago after almost a year of dating because he started feeling different and didn’t think he could see himself being happy with me long term anymore. I thought our relationship went great and the breakup seemed to have come out of nowhere for me. We tried remaining friends and still talking to each other for 2 weeks after the breakup, but I ended up asking him what went wrong and why the relationship ended, causing us to have a little fight. Afterwards, for the next 5 weeks it was just a cycle of me contacting him, asking him why we can’t be together again and begging for another chance, blowing it into an argument, and then not talking to each other for a week or so before I eventually contacted him again and did the same thing. I even showed up unannounced twice to talk to him again, but neither times worked as well. The last thing I did was text him and apologize for my irrational behavior and he responded that he hoped I would get better before we could try to be friends again. I’ve been in NC with him for the past 2.5 weeks and I’m not really sure if I even still have a chance at reconciliation.

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      December 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jenna,
      How active are you in improving yourself and in posting?

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    November 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    My BF broke up with me 3 months ago, saying we are too different and he was tired of fighting with me, we needed to stop this relationship so that we could both think about it. One week later, i met him saying i was wrong being selfish and overthinking and i would change, but he said he didn’t want to go on with me coz his feelings for me changed and in the past he tried to get back with his ex but it ended in sorrow, he didn’t want that to happen again.
    Then we met for 3 times (I asked him for some help as a friend), and he showed that he really cared, we talked, he kissed my forehead, he touched my cheek. I texted him and he replied the way he used to. But after that, he has been keeping silence. Like hot then cold. I can’t find out any other excuses to meet him or text him.
    I am not sure what to do next. All of my friends told me to let go and move on. But that’s not I want now. I am really confused now. Please help me.

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      November 24, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Hi Maddie

      Do you want to try the advice above?

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    November 9, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    My ex boyfriend and i had a fight nd than he said that if you don’t wanna be with me so tell me we’ll break up so being in fun mood i said okay lets break up and than i realized that he took my saying seriously and when i tried to clarify with him he is saying that he doesn’t want to be with me now and his family won’t accept me as i m from different culture and its been more than two months since we broke up and we go in same classes so we see each other every day and now he is being more close to a girl from our classes and she is from my culture only So m not getting that he is doing all these stuff for making me jealous or is seriously getting more close with that girl and if he is getting close with her so how come his family will accept her coz he said that his family won’t accept me coz m from different culture and even that girl is from my culture so how can he do this to me m just confused and he is blaming me that i dumped him and he is telling our mutual friends that she left me and all that stuff but m just confused about one thing that why he is going for that girl i mean he is really going for her or is just making me jealous by doing this all
    And please help me to get him back

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      November 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      it’s either he lied to you on his break up reason about his family not liking you, or he’s just using the other girl as rebound.. check this one:
      What Is The Limited Contact Rule?

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    October 31, 2017 at 9:53 am

    After my ex broke up with me I begged for a couple of days and obviously this annoyed him. He got really angry and told me to leave him alone and even threatened to change his number. Should I go straight into nc or should I try and send a positive text? I’m scared that this will just make him even angrier. He also told me to go out and meet someone new, should I give up? We also broke up before and he came back after 2 weeks telling me he missed me.

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      November 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm

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    September 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Chris!
    My ex and I are currently in the no contact period and He broke it 3 times. However, we broke up because he felt I was too controlling and jealous (I’ve been reading up on my behaviour, turns out it was due to stress and I’m making changes at this time). I had also attempted suicide after the break up and he blames himself when it wasn’t his fault (I’m of course seeing a professional). How do I let him know that the attempt wasn’t his fault while also establishing positivity? And how do I show him I’m not controlling anymore.?

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      EBR Team Member: Amor

      September 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      HI Brianna,

      what do you mean that he broke nc? Get professional help and counseling first, tell him it’s not his fault when you tried suicide and then restart nc, be active in improving yourself and in posting.. nc means, no initiating, no replying, no commenting back and no social media stalking him even if you’re actively posting in your accounts.

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