By Chris Seiter

Updated on February 2nd, 2021

If you have recently gone through a breakup then you are probably no stranger to jealousy.

Often, I have found that most breakups contain some aspect of jealousy.

But perhaps the most interesting thing out of everything I have seen here on Ex Boyfriend Recovery is that most women want nothing more to learn how to make their exes jealous.

You see, they believe that if they can make their ex jealous he will have some sort of epiphany that will cause him to suddenly wake up and smell the roses (the roses being you.)

But women often forget that while making an ex jealous can be powerful it’s even more impressive to have an ex try to make you jealous and that is what seemed to happen to Kate, a reader of this website.

Now, Kate was kind enough to leave me a voicemail and ask me a question on my speakpipe page.

And here I am answering you, Kate, with a 20 minute podcast episode 🙂 .

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What I Talk About In This Episode

  • The reasons for why I think Kate’s ex is trying to make her jealous.
  • An interesting study I found relating to selfies and insecurity
  • Understanding the positive side of jealousy
  • Why some men don’t even have a plan to make you jealous

Interview Transcript

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8 thoughts on “Why Would An Ex Try To Make You Jealous?”

  1. Monique

    August 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

    So my ex and I had a nasty break up. We were together 3 years have a child tog he and live together. My child and I are moving states away back home so I’m following two articles on what to do. I just recently started no contact even though I still live with him til the end of the month. He went away to his drill station for the week and I guess noticed I was on snap chat with the baby but ignoring his text. So he started posting that he was getting random sexual questions from this new app and was apparently “drunk at a bar” these were all on his snap story. Is he trying to make me jealous and what should I do when he comes back and gets mad about why I ignored him.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      August 6, 2017 at 7:40 am

      since you have a child, it’s ok to talk to him about the child only.. tell him you’re busy.. if he’s angry, let him be.. just maintain your composure and be indifferent.

  2. Luna

    June 29, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Amor,
    I had just about started giving up on my ex, after failed attempts of texting (despite successful no contact) and he has reached out to me again. He’s in hospital again (chronic illness) and he has been trying to get me to visit him. I wanted to, but never had the courage. I kept responding neutrally to his messages, like he did before I gave up. He always tries to keep the conversation going. Today he might have started trying to make me jealous, but maybe he isn’t; I’m not sure. He’s started talking about other girls he met in hospital and one of them is an old friend from grade school (backstory: my ex and me were in the same class in grade school and I already had a crush on him back then. We found each other years after) Therefore, I’m even more sceptical about visiting him.
    I hope you can help.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      June 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      You have to decide.. Either you go or you dont because nothing will happen if you don’t decide