What Are Your Chances of Getting Your ExBoyfriend Back

Will He Change His Mind And Come Back To Me?

Life is a series of choices.

We choose to wake up and get out of bed in the morning as opposed to laying in it all day.

We choose to go left, instead of right.

We choose to date who we want to date.

Or perhaps this one will hit a little closer to home…

Your ex boyfriend chose not to come back to you after your breakup.

But what if I told you that there are certain things that you can do to influence his decision on whether or not he will come back to you?

Would you be interested in hearing about those things?



But first, lets start off by talking about the age old question on if he will change his mind and suddenly decide to come back to you.

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Is It Possible For My Ex To Change His Mind And Come Back?

Ok, in case you don’t know who I am….

My name is Chris Seiter and I am a professional relationship consultant specializing in breakups. I am also the founder of Ex Boyfriend Recovery and have helped over 15 million women with their exes in some way shape or form.

Oh, I also like thinking I am superman for some reason,

Which proves I may be a little nutty…

Ok, ok, all kidding aside I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that I know what I am talking about when it comes to exes.

I have seen a lot in my time and I can tell you with certainty that it is possible for an ex boyfriend to suddenly change his mind about the breakup. However, it is very unlikely.

In other words, it’s very, very, very RARE!

Though I suppose you want a percentage since you are doing all this research on the internet.

Ok, if you were to pin me down in a corner I would estimate that 98% of exes won’t change their mind about their breakup without you doing anything.

Which means that 2% will.

Now, I don’t know about you but those aren’t odds I would like to play with.

So, I am going to answer the ultimate question you are probably having at this point.

But Chris, how can I raise my odds that he will want me back?

Well, instead of waiting around on the sideline hoping that the magical fairy’s of love land (just made that up :p ) will help you out your are going to have to get involved and change his mind yourself.

Look, I am not going to lie to you.

Generally speaking a certain amount of this is completely out of your control.

You can’t control what he thinks…

You can’t control what he does…

You can’t control him…

But you can influence how he thinks…

And with that influence you can sway his actions…

And that’s what I would like to teach you today.

I would like to teach you how to change his mind so that he comes back to you.

Does that sound like something you’d be interested in?



Let’s begin by tackling something I like to call “The Belief Path”

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The Belief Path

What I am about to tell you is perhaps the most important thing to grasp if you want to not just change your ex boyfriends mind about you but anyone’s.

Ultimately changing someones mind about something revolves around three components.

Beliefs lead to actions and actions lead to results.

I’ll give you an example.

Your ex boyfriend currently believes that he doesn’t want you back. Which means that he isn’t going to take any type of action to get you back. Which ultimately means that there will be no type of results relating towards the two of you reconciling.

But it all starts with “belief.”

If a human being doesn’t truly believe that they can get the desired result that they want then they attempt something they aren’t going to take any actions necessary to see results.

Do you see where I am going with this?

If you want to change your ex boyfriends mind about about you then you need to focus on reshaping his belief system.

And believe me when I say that belief systems are amazing.

Nothing illustrates that point better than Roger Bannister.

You see, way back in the day it was thought to be impossible for a human being to break “the four minute mile.”

Basically, people believed that that a human being could not run a mile in under four minutes.

But not Roger Bannister.

You see, he believed that it was possible and from that belief he took actions that ultimately resulted in him running a mile in 3 minutes and 59 seconds (talk about cutting it close.)

But here is perhaps the most important part.

Once human beings saw that it wasn’t impossible to run a four minute mile as a result of Bannister they started believing that they could do it.

And within a year someone else had already broken the 4 minute mile.

Here is the point I am trying to make.

If you really want your ex boyfriend to take the actions that you want him to take (like getting back with you) then you need to hack his belief system to make him believe that it is in his best interest to do so.

How To Hack Your Exes Belief System

So, let’s study beliefs for one minute.

Generally speaking, beliefs come from two sources,

  1. Self Generated Beliefs
  2. Externally Generated Beliefs

Let’s take a moment to defines what these two types of beliefs look like.

Self Generated Belief: This is a type of belief that one forms on his/her own through their own experience and assumptions

In your exes case he has experienced dating you and has come to his own conclusion for why he doesn’t want to date you.

This is his own self generated belief and if you are going to have any chance of changing his mind about you, you are going to have to learn how to hack this type of belief.

Of course, I always find the next type of belief more interesting.

Externally Generated Belief: This is a type of belief that forms when a person trusts the opinions of others.

I’ll give you an example.

Let’s say that your exes hero is batman.

And batman tells him that it would be a horrible idea to date you and that he should break up with you.

So he does!

Well, he only did that because batman told him to do that.

In other words, someone he trusts and likes shaped his belief that leaving you was a good idea.

Get it?

Ok, well what I’d like to do now is give you an idea of exactly how you can change your exes mind by hacking these two beliefs.

We shall start with self generated beliefs.

Hacking His Self Generated Beliefs

While your ex was dating you he learned certain things about you.

Experience does that.

Some of the things he probably liked but I am betting a lot of things he didn’t like.

Now, when I tell most women that they freak out and tell me to f*ck off.

It always confuses me because I look at it like an opportunity to improve going forward.

Here, I’ll give you a personal example using my wife.

As I dated her I learned that she wasn’t exactly the cleanest person.

She leaves food out…

She doesn’t clean up after herself all the time and sometimes it really gets on my nerves.

After experiencing this for the first few times I created a self generated belief that she just isn’t a clean person.

So, it’s now part of my belief system.

But what if she wanted to change my belief system?

What if she wanted to convince me that I was wrong and that she wasn’t as messy as I thought?

How could she do that?

Simple, she could blow me away by having the house clean every single day.

After that I would revisit my belief and perhaps change my mind about her and that’s what I am going to ask you to do.

I want you to identify your exes negative beliefs about you and turn them upside down.

Of course, you are probably sitting there wondering,

“But how do I know what his negative beliefs of you are?”

I’ll tell you what.

I’ll help you understand what your ex boyfriend is probably thinking and what you need to do about them.

BUT if I help you understand them then I need you to take action.



Negative Thought #1: I Can Do Better Than Her

Weird, right?

The fact that your ex boyfriend probably thinks that he can do better than you.

Some of you may disagree but before you leave Ex Boyfriend Recovery forever give me an opportunity to defend my position.

Whether your ex boyfriend is aware of it or not there are three things that go through his mind when he is deciding on whether he should break up with you.

  1. How satisfied he is with the relationship
  2. If he can do better than you
  3. How much he has invested into your relationship

If he comes to the conclusion that he isn’t very satisfied with you, that he can probably do better and that he hasn’t invested too much time into the relationship then he is probably going to leave that relationship.

But I’d like you to turn your attention to number two in the list above.

He thinks he can do better than you…

Personally speaking it’s a thought I have had in every single one of my breakups.

Eventually I would literally think,

“Pssh… I can totally do better than her.”

And it’s something that is shaping your exes belief system.

So, what can you do if he is having this negative thought?

Simple, prove to him that he can’t do better than you.

Negative Thought #2: She Will Beg For Me Back

Did I ever tell you the story of my very first breakup?


Well, it’s a good one.

So basically I was in a really toxic relationship for 9 months.

Now, I am not saying that I was a saint in the relationship. In fact, I was far from it.

I was young…


And an pretty much an as*hole some of the time…

But she was no saint either.

Anyways, for 9 long months we clung to each other making each other crazy.

Eventually in a fit of rage I texted her two simple words,

Now, here is where things get interesting.

When I sent her that text the two of us were in the middle of a very bad fight.

So, when I sent her the words “I’m Done…” I actually meant that I was done with the conversation, not the relationship.

Unaware that I had just broken up with her I texted her a couple of hours later hoping that she had cooled off so we could smooth things over.

That’s when it hit me like a ton of bricks.

She had taken “I’m Done” the wrong way and this was my one chance to smooth it over.

I was at a crossroads.

On the one hand, I could try to smooth things over with her and hope that we could continue our super toxic relationship. On the other hand, I could let it go and be free from the burden that the relationship was having on me.

Our entire relationship flashed through my eyes.

Sure, I remembered some good moments but most of the moments towards the end were bad.

Things had grown so toxic that it had gotten to the point that I was losing myself.

I felt like I was being used.

So, I let her go.

I didn’t try to tell her the truth of what I had meant.

I simply let it be and didn’t respond to her.

And that’s when I had a singular thought that I think you’ll find fascinating.

“Besides, she’ll probably end up begging for me back.”

It was this self generated belief that made it ok for me to walk away. In the back of my mind I knew that she would want to try again.

I knew that when she went out to experience what other guys were like she would come to realize how good she had it with me.

And that’s actually what happened.

She ended up dating a guy who she was obsessed with, even when we were dating, and came to find out that things weren’t as good as they were with me.

Eventually she started reaching back to to me with texts like,

This made me believe that I could get her back whenever I wanted and while you would think that, that would be an incredible turn on, it wasn’t.

The opposite occurred, in fact.

I was turned off by her.

Now, you may be sitting there and wondering,

“Why is he telling me this story?”

I want it to be a lesson for you.

If your ex boyfriend broke up with you then he thinks he is in a position of power and usually he is.

He knows that you might still have a thing for him and that you want him back.

So, when you engage in behavior that feeds that belief he isn’t going to think,

“I miss her so much…”

Instead, he is going to think,

“I already knew that…”

And move on.

In other words, don’t feed his self generated belief.

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Negative Thought #3: I Don’t Love Her Anymore

I want you to understand something.

Your ex boyfriend has probably convinced himself that he doesn’t love you anymore.

It hurts, doesn’t it?

To hear that truth.

But does it mean that you have no chance of changing his mind about the breakup?


Actually if you do two things you have a really good chance of changing his mind on this “love business.”

Have you ever heard of something called “The Peak-End Rule?”

This concept is going to be essential for you to kickstart his heart,

So, “The Peak End Rule” basically states that when a human being thinks back on an experience they don’t remember it as a start to finish experience. Instead, two points stand out to them.

  1. The peak of the experience (meaning the height of it.)
  2. And the end of the experience (meaning, in your case, the lead up to the breakup.)

I’d like to turn your attention above to the story I told about my very first breakup.

Do you remember the part where I mentioned that “my entire relationship with my ex flashed in front of my eyes?”

Do you remember how I made mention of the fact that I remembered some of the good moments but mostly moments that were bad towards the end.

This is “The Peak End Rule” in effect.

When I remembered my relationship with my ex the bad stuff towards the end far outweighed the good stuff in the middle.

But can you imagine if the opposite had occurred.

Can you imagine if instead of remembering more of the toxic end, I remembered the glorious beginning?

My life may have very well been different than it is right now.

I may have actively tried to get her back.

Look, here is what I am trying to say.

If you want to change your exes mind about you then you need to reinforce the best parts of your relationship by bringing up similar feelings that he felt during the peak of the relationship.

Externally Generated Beliefs

And now we move on to externally generated beliefs.

Personally speaking, this is the most underused and under talked about belief hack I have ever seen before.

So, what are externally generated beliefs?

An externally generated belief is a belief that you accumulate through the experiences or beliefs of others. Usually, from someone you look up to, admire or trust.

Remember the batman example I gave above?

Anyways, at this point you are probably wondering how you can hack your exes external beliefs.

Well, in order for me to explain that to you I must first explain this idea of a sphere of influence.

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What Is A Sphere Of Influence?

There are a select number of individuals that your ex trusts above all.

This select number of individuals make up your exes sphere of influence.

It’s basically the group of people who your ex takes advice from and listens to. In other words, they have a huge impact on his beliefs.


Perhaps I should get a little more technical here.

Ok, since I am a man and you are probably interested in getting your ex back (who is a man) let’s look at my sphere of influence.

When I look at my life there are really four forces I can think of that make up my externally generated beliefs.

  1. My Wife
  2. My Family
  3. My Friends
  4. My Idols

Here, take a look at the graphic below,

All of these things have a huge impact on my belief system.

So, here is the question I submit to you.

If you were to try to hack my externally generated beliefs what would you do?

Well, ideally what you would do is get all of the people/groups pictured above to say nice things about you. Thus, affecting hacking my belief system.

It’s like a good ad.

You don’t have to make a sale every time someone sees your ad. All that matters is you plant the idea of a sale or get your brand recognized with the intent of getting a sale down the road.

Now, I don’t talk about this a lot because I like to protect the privacy of everyone who is a member but I actually have a private Facebook group. It’s probably the thing that I am most proud of because I have a direct line of communication to you guys and I truly feel like I am helping people.

How do you get access to this private group?

Simple, you need to buy the premium package of PRO here but I am not telling you this to pitch you anything.

Here’s what’s important.

In the group we have a woman who I believe has done a marvelous job of hacking her exes external belief system.

You see, our girl went through a break up with her ex and he did the thing all idiot men seem to do… he got a new girlfriend.

Of course, this is where things get really interesting.

Her ex is really close to his family. In other words, they are in his sphere of influence and they keep telling him how he made a mistake dating this new girl because she’s always seeming depressed and is kind of mean.

So, without even intending to hack her exes sphere of influence our girl did just that.

She actually has the family actively campaigning for him to break up with his current girlfriend and it seems like he is on the verge of doing so.

In fact, if I was a betting man I would say it’s just a matter of time.


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Chris Seiter

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127 thoughts on “Will He Change His Mind And Come Back To Me?”

  1. Sam

    February 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    My boyfriend broke up with me a week ago. Our relationship was slow moving, because I just wasn’t as interested, but he was persistent for over a year, even when I lived far across the world for a short amount of time. For me, once I came back that was the spark to our relationship. The beginning of the relationship was amazing. We took all these trips together and enjoyed always being around each other. We are both currently in college, and once I came back we were both stressed and tended to argue a lot over the weekends when we drink. I believe we were still early in our relationship and learning about each other. After every argument though we would cool off, and then talk so we wouldn’t be speaking off of emotions. We took a week break, and I was able to gain some clarity. Since then, it’s been a few months and everything has been better. No aruguments, everything started to seem perfect again. We shared the holidays with each other and our families. With the new semester starting for school, everything was still going well. We would still see each other, and loved being with each other and we didn’t argue. However, then out of the blue he broke up with me. I was completely blind sided because I had no signal. He claimed he still loved me, but he has a lot he needs to figure out right now for himself (work, school, extra curriculars) and he needed space for that. He said he had too much respect for me to drag me on during this time. The first time we talked, he said he was thinking about the breakup for about a month, and talked to his friends about it. He told me he just wasn’t feeling the same way anymore. I met with him a few days later to talk things over. He claimed that he was telling himself for the longest time everything was okay, when it wasn’t. He said he could see a future with me one day, and see me as his wife. He told me I’m the most caring person he knows and it’s not my fault. I wrote him a letter during this time, and while he read it he then also claimed that he might not be 100% over our previous arguments. I was crying and begging him I’m willing to change and make a difference, especially because I was able to prove that by us not arguing for a long time. However it didn’t change his mind. During this talk, he was crying his eyes out and his hand on my leg. He kissed me on my forehead and left. Please help me. I love him so much and its been about two years.I am so confused on what I need to do.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 7, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Sam

      do you want to try the nc rule?

  2. clemence

    January 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Amor, me again..
    Tomorrow it will be 21 days of NC. I haven’t talked to him at all (he didn’t try to contact me either so im not sure he misses me…). As i told you i went to Barcelona for 3 days on my own and posted pictures on FB, I am working full time and nothing to change there as i like my job. I am going shopping tomorrow to update my wardrobe and I have an appointment on tuesday to have my hair cut. Today I decided to go back to my old passion:dancing. I spent the whole day learning how to dance Lindy Hop and it was really nice!
    So I am definetly improving myself even if it isnt easy everyday…

    I have 2 questions: when I previously contacted you, you said to do 21-30 days NC. Should I go up to 30 days or can contact him in the next few days?
    Also, his sisters are the only persons we have in common really… One of them kind of pushed me to go back on dancing and I thought I would text her to let her know about today and I know for sure she will tell him (last time I spoke to her after the break up she told him and he texted me “my sister said she spoke to you”). Is it ok to text her? The other sister wanted to invite me over for dinner soon but I havent heard from her yet…

    I have read many articles on this website but I am still so scared of failling at having him back even though I am doing things right (I think…)

    What do you think?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 30, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Clemence,
      if you’ve been texting his sisters during nc, extend to 30 days and avoid for that for the mean time because if he finds that out, he might think you’re trying to get him back through his sisters.

  3. clemence

    January 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I don;t really understand why checking on “dating yourself”… I made the effort to go out with my co-workers last week and put a picture of me on FB with make up on. Then this weekend I went to Barcelona on my own and again posted some pictures of nice landscapes (not too many, but I always do it when im travelling somewhere so nothing new) and I am planning on having a new hair cut next week. I am already doing things for myself and I am still on NC since 15 days now… He hasn’t liked any of my photos on FB… Am I doing things right? Do you think I have a chance?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 22, 2018 at 4:10 am

      It gives you an idea on what to do and to focus in yourself.. That’s ok if he doesn’t like any of it, as long as you have posts and you keep posting because it establishes that you’re moving on..if your ex has moved on, he will not be friendly with you affer nc if he thinks your chasing..and if he gets curious on why you initiated texting, he will probably check your account, and seeing your posts can help him think that maybe you’re just being friendly

  4. Clemence

    January 20, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Sory i don’t know how to repond to your comment Amor…
    He wasn’t distant with me since begining of december. He said he has been thinking about his feelings but never was distant with me! He kind of make sure i booked my flights, asking me what i wanted for christmas even though he already got me something etc. He really started being distant straight after christmas…
    It’s now been 14 days without news… NC is really hard!

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 21, 2018 at 10:04 am

  5. Inno

    January 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I broke up with my boyfriend 2months back because he wasn’t communicating with me he can just decide to go mute for days and expect me to be cool with that. .that’s where I broke up with him we started to argue about this then he decided to send me a picture of him and some lady claiming she is the new lady. .which is a lie he just wanted to hurt me. I then took the picture I posted it on social media things went from bad to worse
    I regret posting it i apologised he forgiven me..I asked him to reconsider our relationship he said in 2018 he doesn’t want a relationship he wants to focus on his life if I don’t mind I can wait for him so that we can start over in 2019 I agreed to wait but then early January 2018 he said it’s a waste of time he doesn’t see where we are going he sees no future after he says he won’t be with me because I fight pain with pain. .but he still updates me with his life he sends me his nudes he says he cares about me he will always be there for me. He still wants me to visit..but he can’t give me a relationship

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 20, 2018 at 1:39 am

  6. Maria

    January 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Okay here’s my story,

    Boyfriend and I have been together for 1 year and 6 months. Long story short he’s always had insecurities about me I’ve accomdated my myself to be understanding of him and I’ve never been unfaithful at all, we have been fighting a lot lately and once he was so mad and upset during an argument that he said this relationship is over I just stood there and stayed quiet I knew he said that out of anger and told him to never say that to me unless he means it . One month later he really made a mistake and got mad over something small , he took out his anger on me and yelled at me and I gave him his space he waited for me to talk to him but he had to fix things with me because he over reacted, took him three days and even then he didn’t try to fix things I had to initiate it and tell him to meet me somewhere to solve this problem in the end he recognized that he made a big deal out of this problem it was unnecessary and made up , 5 minutes later he got mad because I had deleted text messages of a conversation between a friend (a girl ) and I , he had made a big deal out of it that he posted about it on social media and my friend reached out to see what was going on we are mutual friends . He was mad that I deleted the conversation and confessed that he had been checking my phone and reading my messages and said that I had been blocking her . And I felt hurt and accused when I hadn’t done anything to him and I felt framed because I’m only talking to my best friend and it’s a girl I would understand if it was a guy. But it was a girl. I walked away to not yell at him and he said that the relationship was over so I drove off. Come to find out that he came to my house telling me that he’s giving me one last chance and what I wanted to say to him and I told him you made a decision to end it with me there’s nothing to talk about. I feel like I lost my true love I’m hurt . Don’t know what to do . Will he come back to me and if he does what actions do I take ?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Maria

      Do you really want a guy like that? He will continue to get mad and blame you for it, if you’re sure that’s ok with you,then ok, try the nc rule to try to get him back

  7. clemence

    January 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm


    My boyfriend broke up with me after 6 month of relationship. It might not be long but everything was going well, there were no signs or warning for me to think that he will break up out of the blue like that…

    We were seing each other once or twice due to our busy jobs and different schedules. We met each other’s family (he even came to France to meet mine at my sister’s birthday). He invited me over for christmas and had lovely 3 days at his moms with his sisters. He also invited me to come to Mexico in April with his family and I booked my flights about 2 weeks before christmas.
    Everything was really going well, his family loves me and his sisters said they had a great connection with me! His friends like me too.

    But on the 27th, I didnt have any news. I thought he wanted some space with his family so I let him but on the 29th I finale got a text but he was being very distant and cold. i have asked him if everything was ok and he said that he was all over the place at the moment but that I had nothing to do with it. That christmas was really nice and that I was adorable and everybody loved me. But on New year’s eve I only had “happy new year x” text so I called him on the 1st asking what was going on. He told me we needed to talk but not over the phone… He came to mine the next day and broke up with me.
    He said it wasn’t me, but he. That I had all the qualities he likes in a woman, that he had feelings (more than just a friend) but he thought they will not develop more. He said that he felt that we were not right for each other but couldnt actually explain why…
    He said that again, he was all over the place, that he didn’t know who he was yet and what he wanted to be and where he will be in few years etc..
    I told him I loved him at christmas and thought I scared him but he said it wasn’t because of that. He said that he was thinking about it since begining of december.
    He told me he was really sorry to hurt me, that he was very sad about this and it was hard for him too.
    I cried in his arms and he comforted me for over an hour…
    None of us said something mean to each other, we seperate in a very calm and respectfull way. We never even had a fight before…

    I just dont understand how in one day everything is over!!
    Could he be just confused and lost?
    He texted me 4 days after the break up asking how i was. So i replied that I was ok and asked how he was. He said that he has been thinking about me.
    I chose to ignore it and replied to his question about Mexico (rather I cancel my flights etc..). I was a bit distant as I didn’t want him to think that we were friends… but I feel like I should have been more friendly? He acted wierd on his answers to so i was very confused after that.

    I don’t have any news since (it’s been 11 days…). I decided to try the no contact thing and it is really hard because I don’t know if there is a chance or not… I really love him.
    What do you think? Please HELP !

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 18, 2018 at 6:05 am

      Hi Clemence,

      Actually it wasn’t just one day.. He started being distant since December right? That’s good that you’re in the no contact period.. Do 21-30 days.. check this one:
      EBR 024: Using Social Media To Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back

  8. clemence

    January 15, 2018 at 11:54 pm


    My boyfriend and I were together for 6 months (not a lot i know…) when he broke up with me completely out of the blue! Everything was going really well, we met each other’s family (he even came to France to visit mine). He invited me to his mom’s house for christmas where we spent 3 days together all fine. His family loves me and I had a great connection with his sisters. He also invited me to come to Mexico in April with his family so I booked my tickets 2 weeks before Christmas.
    We both have very busy jobs and different schedules and we live an hour away from each other so we were able to meet only once or twice a week. Everything was perfectly fine but suddenly, on the 27th he went cold and distant with me, having no news for 2 days. I thought he wanted some time alone with his family so i let him alone but when he finally texted me 3 days later he was very distant, saying he was all over the place at the moment but I had nothing to do with it. I could feel that something was wrong. For new years eve he only texted me “happy new year”. I called him the next day asking what was going on and he said he needed to talked to me but wanted to do it face to face. He came to mine the next day saying that he felt we were not right for each other. He couldn’t explain it, just feel it…
    He said he had feelings for me (more than just a friend), that I was great, I had all the qualities he likes in a girl, that everybody loves me and that he had a lovely time with me for the last 6 months but he didnt know who he was and where he will be in few years or what he will do… He said he couldn’t explain exactely why he felt that way but he felt that we were not right for each other….
    I was completely devastated!!! I didm’t see anything coming… He comforted me for over an hour, i was crying but not begging, just trying to understand… He said he was sorry many many times, having to hurt me, that it was really difficult etc..
    After he left, I didn’t text him and he texted me 4 days later asking how I was getting on. I didn’t want to ignore him but didn’t want him to think that we were friends (he said he would like to stay friends…). I said I was ok and asked how he was. Then he said that he has been thinking about me.I didnt reply to that part of the text but to other things he said (that his sister spoke to me and what I was thinking about doing with Mexico).
    I want him back !! What should I do?? I dont have any news from him for 10 days now….. I miss him so much. Could he be confused/lost about our relationship and his feelings? (I told him I loved him at christmas… he said it wasn’t because of that, that he was questionning himself about it since beggining of december…).
    I am so confused 🙁

  9. Cleo

    January 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    My boyfriend and I have broken up (he broke it off). We eventually ended it respectfully. He has made clear he doesn’t want to get back together. He doesn’t want to be in a relationship at this moment of his life. He wants to focus on his own development, family and work. He doesn’t want to be with anybody right now (don’t know wether its true or not). However He has told me several times I should move on and he doesn’t want me to wait for him. He offered to be friends but I said thatd be hard for me right now. He understood and said its best to not contact him because it would be easier for me to get over him. This was all said in a caring, thoughtful manner. We even comforted each other during the talk. I was emotional, as in I cried (not hysterically). I wasn’t begging or pleading to get back together, as I don’t want to be the one in his way and stopping him from creating the life he wants and his happiness. I accepted it (it’s still hard). We even hugged before we said goodbye and we gave each other kisses on the cheek. I immediately went NC. I don’t want to contact him because I want to move forward, but I still want to get back with him at some point. I need to heal first and process everything. However I feel like it is impossible now because of the way we broke up. We were good to each other and ended it respectfully. he kept saying he isn’t going to change his mind, and he said he would rather say there isn’t a chance for us to get back together because he doesn’t want to give me false hope. I feel like he has made up his mind for forever, and there isn’t a chance we will end up together again. I feel like the fact he broke up with me and we ended it respectfully makes it all even much more harder to get back. Is it weird for thinking this way now? It feels like if we ended it in a bad way instead there would be a bigger chance to get back together easier. Is it true my chances are gone now? What do you recommend to do? I am on NC but it feels like its of no use since he told me to not contact him because it’d help me heal. He even recommended it. He knows im not going to contact him so how will NC increase my chances? He said several times we won’t get back together, and it wasn’t said in a heat of the moment, as we were respectful and caring towards each other. As for now I’m a bit lost to find a way in how to get back together eventually. Help?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      HI Cleo,

      Through your posts.. by human nature he will miss you because he’s used to talking to you and having you in his life.. so, he probably doesn’t expect to really stick to not talking to him, when he checks your accounts and he sees your posts, he has to see that you’re happy, healthy, improving and moving on in life.. make him regret in that way and attract him in that way too..

  10. Ellie

    August 25, 2017 at 11:58 am

    My boyfriend broke up with me because he doesn’t feel the same anymore, he doesn’t want a relationship either. He still loves me, thinks I’m beautiful. People have told him he is lucky to have me.

    So 3 months ago (may) he said he was having doubts about the relationship but then came back a week later and wanted to sort it out. After this things were amazing between us, we had our 2 year anniversary(mid June) he spent so much on me and we had the best time. A month after this we had a few arguments and he ended it again (start of July) . A week later he came back. Then 2 weeks we had an argument and he broke up with me the final time (mid July). He still took me for a birthday meal at the end of July and bought me presents and we got on so well that night buy at the end he still said he believes it’s for the best to go out seperate ways. I asked him why he has come back in the past and he said it’s because he does love me and keeps thinking he has made a mistake. So now it’s been a month since we broke up and for three weeks I cried and begged for him back on and off- he didn’t change his mind. I started no contact with him then accidentally called his number so he texted me saying ‘you call me?’ I didn’t reply so he text a question mark , I didn’t reply to that then he text me saying ‘Lol you are being funny’ so I did reply saying sorry wrong person then he didn’t reply.
    If I leave him for a couple of months will he come back? We have never spent that much time away from eachother before so maybe he won’t realise what he had until its gone? If he still has feelings for me I don’t understand why he wouldn’t come back in the end 🙁 when I asked to meet him he said he does want to see me but it’s for the best not to! I’m just so confused I wish I could see into the future! When he is with me he seems so happy even though we do argue a fair bit. What shall I do? Do you think I still stand a chance if I act like I don’t care and act as if I have moved on? Or shall I just stop feeding myself false hope? Thanks

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      August 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm

  11. Stacy

    May 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    So me and my ex were dating for 2 years and 3months , and he just called me and broke up with me … he continued to text and call me like nothing and I would reply because ofcourse I love him . I don’t see myself with no one else . And though he told me now we aren’t meant to be maybe in the future I would like someone to give me hope that will get back he wrote to me a couple of days and I didn’t reply isn’t been almost 2 weeks since our breakup and 3 days with the no contact rule … i don’t kno how long it’ll be before he tells me to get back but I wish it would be soon .

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      May 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      approach it like he wont.. be an ungettable girl.. do at least 30 days.. dont just be silent and wait.. be proactive.. improve yourself and be active in posting and then slowly rebuild rapport after.. check this one:
      The Ungettable Girl

  12. Tash

    May 20, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Hi Amor,

    Thanks for the advice however is there anything else you can advice me on please? I don’t have the courage to speak to him again, especially after the couple of days. I know he has feelings for me, actions just speak it. It’s rather weird, he told me how beautiful I was the other day and kissed me. I don’t know. Shall I back off, no contact. What shall I do?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      May 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      yeah, take time and have space for yourself..but in that time build courage, because the situation is not going to get better if you dance around it. You have to be clear with him.

  13. Tash

    May 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Mine is such a long story, going to cut it short. Me and my ex boyfriend broke up in September after 8 years. As I already said before, it was because of his parents not accepting for marriage as I spoke about our culture before. He blocked me, I lost my dignity. Tried no contact many times and failed however in January, I succeeded and in Feb he suggested we meet up for dinner. I had lost a lot of weight, I looked nice, you could tell he was blown away. He told me how depressed he was. He kissed me and We’ve been sleeping together, it’s like how it used to be, we will meet up once a week and go for dinner, like how date night used to. Anyway yesterday I told him I loved him and then he just said ok. And hugged me but because I’m on my time of the month, my mood is so bad, I just kept crying, couldn’t control my tears and then he says I love you too, I promise. He said he wasn’t lying. Then I asked him two hours later did he mean it. He goes he has loved me and will always love me but let’s not complicate things. I feel like I’ve made things worse. Anyway he was showing me something on his phone and this girl popped up, I don’t know if it’s a friend and etc but I didn’t say anything, just in case however can you please give me some advice in what to do. I don’t know if he’s speaking to someone new now or what. I can feel he loves me but I don’t know what to do.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      May 19, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      If you’re not officially together, that means your friends with benefits.. he’s already getting what he wants, why would he go back to the hassles of a committed relationship? If you really love yourself, don’t invest too much on someone who’s not willing to do the same for you.. I’m going to be honest.. Let’s say he has feelings for you, then don’t be easy. Make him work for you.. He has to prove his feelings for you because you’re an ungettable girl right? Have a serious talk. Say what you feel and then tell him what you want and tell him what you cant let on happening, which is sleeping with him and tell him why.. Value yourself because what you allow is what you will get.

  14. Claudia

    May 9, 2017 at 9:40 am

    My bf and I just broke up due to a minor fight but he is seriously infuriated and finds me annoying. I got a full out block from him. I was just thinking whether he would reconsider this relationship despite the fact that he tried to get me out of his life. His parents and relatives like me so much and I have joined many of their family gatherings. Will they influence his thoughts? Thus, we are both the first love and we are young ( I am 18 he is 19). We had wonderful memories tgt but recently we kept arguing because he spent so much time in his college with his friends that did not plan to date me out for one month. While I just finished my high school waiting for the exam results. Well actually I just was thinking is it possible to seek a better ending between two of us or just move on?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      May 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      do you want to try the no contact rule?

  15. Jenny

    April 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I was in a relationship with a guy till 2 years. Then I decided to break up due to some complications in my family. But when he asked for the reason of the breakup then I said I neede FREEDOM. However we were still very good friends, more than friends. It’s complicated, huh? Though he still told he loved me and I used to tell him I will still come back one day.
    I felt he was trying to keep distance. He started to respond less to my texts. I asked him actually nagged him if he was in a relationship and asked about a girl who he used to call a sister. Later foundout they were not brother sister anymore and have possibility to mingle. That made me worse beacuse in that entire period he never told me that they had such kind of different relationship. I pleaded and begged. Once met in a party where I cried and he said he loved me still, he danced with me- made me thought we were together again. But he kicked me out the other day. I was asking my mutual fiends to make our things up that he did not like. At the end we ended with the big nasty dirty arguments. Here I dont know how to overcome. I don;t think he will return. He hates me. But I want him back so bad.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      April 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Jenny,

      are you going to do the no contact rule?

  16. Jake

    March 26, 2017 at 9:27 am

    My GF of over 4 years has recently come to me and said that we have changed a lot recently due to a few issues and now she wants to go her own way and doesn’t see a future for us. I haven’t been given any hope of making it work nor do I expect her to come straight back to me and change her mind. Could NC possibly help this situation? And if so what is the best way of doing this to win her back?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Jake,

      Try at least 30 days of nc, be active in improving yourself and in posting in social media, and then initiate contact after to build rapport slowly..

  17. Ellie

    March 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    So my boyfriend broke up with me 6 weeks ago because he felt he didnt want a relationship and because we had been good friends for a long time, he was hoping we could just be friends again. We didn’t talk for almost a month, during that time I continued to go to the gym (I’m very active), went on holiday and the photos were on social media. when I got back he messaged me to ask how it was, andd we had coffee a few days later. Coffee turned into dinner and a movie, and it felt very much like when we dated. He mentioned several times how much he missed me and how he’d thought of me, and how he really wanted to comment on my holiday photos etc. He texted me that night to tell me how much he’d enjoyed the evening. We haven’t spoken much since, just a few messages here and there. Can I swing this to get him back?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Ellie,

      take it slow..keep improving yourself while slowly rebuilding rappor, even if you already met, start with texting first.

    2. Ellie

      March 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      He’s started texting me just to chat and see how I am and we’re meeting next week for coffee. How should I approach this?

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      March 15, 2017 at 8:19 am

      the meet up? look your best and leave at high point too.. right now, initiate texts, use interesting topics and be the one to endit at high point. Follow the advice on the links below:
      Texting An Ex Boyfriend (The New Rules)
      EBR 043: How To Handle The First Date With Your Ex Boyfriend

  18. Abigail

    February 24, 2017 at 9:14 am

    So my boyfriend broke up with me about a month ago. It was quite difficult to comprehend simply because everything was going well up until a certain point. His father not only passed away but his sister and brother-in-law moved back in with him and his mom. Since she was a very headstrong person I couldn’t truly get along with her; not to mention I made her extremely agitated (simply for sleeping in the guest room which happened to be her bed before she and her husband moved out). I tried my hardest to get along with her after the ordeal. The day my boyfriend broke up with me, he simply said “I can’t do this anymore” and when I asked for reasons, he simply said “You are guarded and I felt you weren’t there for me” I thought I was since I was with him every week, not to mention being there when his dad passed away. I did the NC rule for over a month now. I talked to my friend and she stated that she has indeed talked to him after the breakup. Over text, he stated that he broke up with me because I was guarded with his family, and stated “3 months is enough time to heal, she needs to learn to open up with my family” I was saddened because I was never guarded with his family, just one person (his sister). She was snapping at me over small things and it seemed like she didn’t want to talk to me. Everything was going well until they moved back in, and I felt like I messed up. He also stated to my friend that he was never coming back and was extremely defensive in the messages even though my friend was trying to reason with him, trying to reassure him that everyone has a guard and I just need more time to adjust. He just kept sending more defensive paragraphs about me.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Hi Abigail,

      it seems like he broke up with you because he thinks you’re not getting along with his family, and his family matters a lot to him. When did your friend asked him and how much did you improve during the no contact rule?

  19. Tasmin

    February 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    So my boyfriend and I were together for 5 years. (We began dating when we were 17, we’re both 22 now) He broke up with me 4 weeks ago, because he wanted to focus on his own things and didn’t felt enough motivation to keep up this relationship. (I think it’s because he’s not sure about his own future, we we’re both young when we got together and we never really needed to think about living together ect, but we were both coming to an age where we kinda wanted to get our own place and jobs)

    He broke up with me 4 weeks ago. Kinda unexpeccted, really. We have so much in common and so much fun and future plans! Last time I spoke/saw him was 2 weeks ago, when bringing back his stuff. He told me he loved me and will always cared for me, he even said he’s sorry for doing this and we cried together.. So our break-up was.. A good one? No fights, just.. A friendly break-up.. So I know it’s hard for him too.
    When I left I told him I would not contact him, since he wanted time. (Now I’m scared I kida screwed up the NC, since he knows I won’t contact him.. I didn’t know about the site yet.. Does that mess up my chance?)

    I haven’t talked to him in two weeks, I been working on myself alot, lost 4kg already, new clothes, picked up some old friendships and even went on ‘dates’ with myself to boost my confidence! (Posting alot on social media too, he only has Facebook, so I don’t post too much, because I’m affraid he will unfriend me..)
    I do have contact with his friends (They’re kinda my friends too now after 5 years) and they saw he never talks about the break-up and always says he’s ‘doing great’. All his friends tell me he just needs time, but they don’t doubt he’ll contact me sooner or later.

    Only problem is that he is a real Alpha man, with alot of pride. I’m affraid he won’t ever contact me, because he’s too pride because he’s the one who dumped me.. His friends really want to help me to break down his pride.. But how do you deal with someone with so much pride? How do you convince him to contact me?

    PS: I still have 2 weeks of NC to go, so I wait for that first, but I really want him to contact me first after the NC!

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Tasmin,

      that’s ok, he doesn’t know how long you’re going to be doing no contact. It’s ok if he doesn’t contact you too, you can initiate after nc. Just be the one ending the conversations at high point.

  20. Sheila

    February 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Hi ex-boyfriend recovery team!
    I need help…
    My man and I were best friends for close to 2 years before we decided to try for a relationship in december of 2016. We’ve always been amazingly great with each other and share the same sense of humor, principles, morals etc I started thinking that this was it!

    Until February when he seemed to be more distant after a vacation away. I brought it up to him, asking if what we had was something special or not. After delaying the conversation for days (so unlike us), he tells me that he’s not sure if there truly is more outside of us being great friends. He noted that I wasn’t very good at enaging him throughout the day; i work crazy hours and thought it was sufficient to check-in in the morning and at night, but he didnt agree im learning. He also skipped out on sending me flowers for valentines day which is something he’s done in the past even when I was with someone else. He also said we started butting heads a lot over things which he would think I would know him better than to take personal.

    I explained to him that I couldnt hold him to the same standards that i did when we were just friends. I let him know that he had gotten too comfortable with the way our relationship was. I told him he wasnt the same person that chased me down for 2 years till he got me.

    I told him I would pull back for a bit and initiated no contact. Im 10 days in and it sucks :(. But Ive been working on myself and posting pictures. Even got a better phone which is something he had been telling me to do. My old phone would cause me to miss a lot of his calls and messages which would sometimes lead to issues.

    I think one of our issues is that we havent been intimate yet so it’s hard to see ourselves in a new light when nothing really has changed. He lives in a different state and I planned to surprise him for his birthday in a month.

    Im ready to initiate contacy again, if you advice that thats okay. And be better at communicating but still hold him to the same standards and see where it leads.

    Is there hope for us?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Shella,

      If he didn’t see you as someone being more than just a friend and you’ve been talking for 2 years, you really need to improve a lot. Date others too, but after nc, it’s too early to pop up suddenly at his place. Rebuild rapport first.

  21. Emily

    February 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Dated my ex in college for a year but we broke up because distance was really hard. He immediately started dating someone after we broke up, they lasted for 3 years. A few months after they broke up we reconnected (by chance). Tried to take it slow but it we jumped back into our old relationship. Which was perfect, never fought, get along great, families were supportive etc. After a few months he was about to go back to grad school (long distance again), I asked if he was ready. It sparked a lot of fear in him. He didn’t know if he was ready for a relationship. He was scared of hurting me again and broke it off. After an emotional phone conversation I tried to reach out to him a few times and make peace/have closure but he didn’t want to talk again. He told me he said everything he wanted to say and is still in the same place as he was when we broke up. We haven’t talked since November. What do I do?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Hi Emily,

      Since November? If you are going to attempt to rebuild rapport, did you improve yourself in the past months and were you active in posting in social media?

  22. Kari

    February 9, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Hi, I’m looking for some advice. My ex broke up with me out of the blue almost 6 weeks ago. Before that he was completely committed. We had a wonderful and healthy relationship for 7 months and he went above and beyond with the little things to show me how much he loved me every day. I had no doubt in my mind how much he loved me. We were even going to move in together in a few months (his idea). The week prior to the break up he was even committing to (expensive and non-refundable) trips for 7-9 months ahead of time and told his parents about our plans to move in, which makes no sense. There were absolutely no signs: he wasn’t distancing himself, we weren’t fighting, we were still intimate. It happened the day of a hiking trip he had planned (obviously didn’t go) and 7 days before another longer trip we had planned (he had to pay me back hundreds of dollars). The break up was dragged out over a month (by him), we talked a total of 3 times and he still couldn’t give me any legitimate reasons. His friends and family were just as shocked as me. He completely withdrew from everyone and deleted all social media. Side note: he lost a job that he loved few months ago and ended up with a new job that he hates. He is also in a lot of debt and I have a feeling because of all of this it seems like he’s going through a life crisis type thing and freaking out. Anyway, I tried to be mature and amicable about the whole thing. After the first 2 talks he still seemed lost and confused so I gave him complete space for 2 weeks. Eventually I had to force him to talk for my own sanity. I didn’t really beg or plead for him back, I was just looking for answers. He kept saying he couldn’t commit, that our relationship was stressful (which I don’t see how because we never fought, I never pressured him in any way, and I made sure to let him set the pace for the relationship), and that he needs to be alone. He also said he wanted to “leave the state” (news to me) and it just sounded like he was running away from all of his problems. I finally put my foot down and stopped looking for an answer. After another week passed, I had to force him to give me my stuff back because he was putting it off. When he finally dropped off my stuff, we made small talk but avoided talking about the break up. He told me he was leaving the apartment he shares with his friends and moving back home for a while to save money and pay off debts…. which I know must be a big blow to him because he’s one of those guys that takes so much pride in being independent. That was two weeks ago and I haven’t spoken to him since. I’m just still so confused by everything and I’m hoping you have some insight on whats going on and what to do.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Kari,

      It looks like he thinks moving in is just another responsibility when he cant even handle his life and he has related you to that.. the thing is you’ve done short NCs already, the more you do nc the less it can help.. So, I think your best chance is to do a 45 days one, take this as a restart, have your own routine and then slowly rebuild rapport after

  23. Ariana

    February 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Hi I would like some advice. This guy and I have been a thing for almost 10 months. Like every relationship there’s been arguments and what not but not very many. About a month a go he became really distant short texts to not texting. I only saw him one time in that month and would ask if he would like to hang out he would always have some excuse. It was weird because we would see each other pretty often and talk all the time. And the day we did see each other it was perfectly fine. Then he switched up again and stopped and continued being the same way. Now this guy and I have been friends for awhile he was my bestfriend back in high school. And a few days ago I got extremely tired of all this and ask if he actually liked me he said he does and then a few days later I said what’s up with you you’re so different and it bothering me and if he wanted to continue our relationship. He just says he’s focused which I understand I mean he had college and work so I say okay I’ll wait until you’re ready. Then he says “maybe you should move on I feel bad for holding you back.” Which I was pretty upset because I’ve just wanted him for the longest time and again I ask do you have feelings for me? And he responds “idk I thought I did” and at this point I’m pretty much freaking out and getting my heart crushed in a blender. And I asked why doesn’t know and why it changed he said it was because the longer he thought about it we have less things in common but the things he listed were so small and we worked out so well fast forward a few messages later of me telling him that I wanted him and how much I liked him he said he wasn’t feeling it anymore and fast forward a few more about us discussing our relationship and me being a bit mad I asked so do you want to end things? He responds idk and I respond with I can’t go off idks lol and he responds with I really don’t know. So I was like well and he responded with yup then I responded with so what now? And he never responded so at this moment I was really upset I decided to give him want he wanted and give him time to clear his mind and for me I’m all about closure so I send a text saying “let’s just stop this for now if you want a relationship with me you have my number ” along with a “in case we don’t talk about text” that had all your general I hope you do well thank you for the relationship I love you and wish you to be happy even if it isn’t with me and I tell him happy early valentines and happy birthday in case I don’t say happy birthday to him after all this (his birthday is next month) he doesn’t respond till the next day which doesn’t make sense because usually if you aren’t wanting to talk to someone you would just stop texting after A text like that is sent he responds with a “I just doesn’t seem fair to you” and I say what he says “ Me asking you to wait for me. Like idk, that’s why I said maybe we should stop” I just said oh I see because I was honestly confused then I see him In the college book store a few hours later I’m not sure if he saw me because he didn’t look at me or he was ignoring me then I send a text “ig we don’t say hi to each other anymore right” he says he didn’t see me and said why I didn’t go say hi and I said because idk if you wanted to talk to me because you didn’t even make eye contact and he says oh I didn’t know you were there im serious ( I find the book store part really weird because it was such a thing a weird time and the last time we argued I met him at the book store to coincidentally so I was like out of all time of the day why is he here this is the second time this randomly happens) I just want advice because I really do want him back and I just don’t know what to do..

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Hi Ariana,

      If he wants space, give that by doing the no contact rule and by focusing on yourself now. Improve yourself, be more active. Check this:
      The Ungettable Girl

  24. Emily

    February 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Hey! I need some help here. My boyfriend broke up with me on New Year’s. We were together for 1.5 years. We were very in love and we had all sorts of plans for the future. We’ve met each others’ families and both sides are very loving.

    But he says that he doesn’t love me anymore and wants to be single for a while now. Mainly because he said I was controlling and didn’t give him enough space. It’s true that he didn’t get enough space because I met him almost everyday since he got out of army. When he was still in army, we were happier and more loving mainly because we didn’t get to see each other very often.

    It’s been a month plus since we broke up and we only met every Sunday to go to church together. But I started the NCR on 1st Feb and I sent him a text saying that I won’t be able to make it for church the next few Sundays (fully utilizing the NCR). Last weekend I went out with my group of friends after a long time to the club and we had fun, nothing wild or anything of that sort. But apparently after I posted some videos on my Instagram, he unfollowed me there, and on Twitter and Snapchat too.

    One of my friends found him on Tinder as well which is ironic because he told me during our breakup that he wouldn’t be dating anyone for a while. I’m confused and I don’t know what I should do as of now. Please help!

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Emily,

      let him be, that’s probably his way of coping how he sees you’re moving on.. Just keep improving yourself and being active in social media so, that he would feel more regret in losing you.

  25. Sarah

    February 8, 2017 at 5:56 am

    My exe’s family influenced his decision 100%. When he left for vacation he said he wanted a future and children with me when I asked him. He was even asking surprised why I was asking that. When he came back from vacation he said he talked to his dad and sister about it – and he came to the conclusion he does not love me and was unhappy. And that was it. I asked his best friend to talk to him after 3 weeks to check the situation – he said he does not want me back. I texted his sister the day he broke up but she just said – maybe its for the best because we had so many chances and things just did not work out for 5 years. I think she and her dad were campaigning against me. What do I do now? I still have his best friend who could talk to him..maybe at some point but at the moment he told he he does not want me back. What to do?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      stop chasing and stop asking your friends to talk him out of it because that will be annoying for him. Are you going to do the no contact rule?

  26. Zona

    February 8, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Hi. I was with this guy for 3 years and planned to get married. Our relationship was against by his family because of the differences that we had. Just 2 weeks before the wedding he said he didn’t wanna marry me, he said the marriage is not solving any problems, and he said he didn’t want to continue the relationship whatever the excuses. I was very disappointed, feel unloved, and rejected. I knew him very well and i’m sure that’s not the thing that he wanted but his family. Since I love him and I’m sure that our feeling is mutual, I’m planning to get his attention back. I have done the no contact rule for more that 30 days, I texted him but got no response. Now I really don’t know if I have to give it another try or just give up.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Zona,

      how old are you both and the problems that he was talking about, did he mean his family? How much did you improve in the past 30 days and how active were you in posting?

  27. Kevin

    February 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    My ex and I were dating for 6 months, but were on a push and pull sort of limbo for the next two. From the beginning of the relationship, he has been super insecure about my friend that i was close with when my ex and I were still friends. Since we were still friends back then, and I wasn’t aware that he really liked me, I would talk to him about my sex life with this guy that I was just fooling around with. It hurt him and so when we got together he wanted me to cut this person out of my life. It was hard to do so, because this person has become a really good friend to me.

    Fast forward to these past few weeks. Me and my ex were finally getting close again, everything was so sweet. Until I had a feeling he was close with his other friend and so I asked him whether it was true or not, and he said yes. I was hurt, so I said we should take a week off from each other. Towards the ends of the week, he messaged me a few messages and said that he misses me a lot. We met the following week and he decided he wanted to get back together and have a future together.

    I couldn’t get over the idea of him and this guy the past week, and so I kept asking him questions about him. To the point where my ex told me that the guy he was closed with ask him to ask me if it was alright for them to go to another city together (he obviously wasn’t going to go). I got annoyed and lashed out by saying my friend that he hates asked me if i wanted to go on holidays with him and that i didn’t say yes or no.

    He got pissed and mentioned the reason why we have broken up so many times is because of my friend and that the fact I still mention his name in front of my ex is stupid. We got into a big fight a few days later after I tried to apologise and talk about commitment. He said many hurtful things. But I understood it was in the heat of the moment. He said he no longer wanted to be with me and that we are never getting back together. He then blocked me on every social media (not on phone or text though) and we still have a shared album on google photos, and everytime I post a few photos of us, he would also add more photos. WHich made me wonder if he’s still giving me a bit of a chance.I’ve tried texting him and he would never respond. All his friends said that he said he was done. It’s been a week since our fight.

    Is there still a chance of us rekindling things? I love him and really want to be with him.

    Sorry for the long comment.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 8, 2017 at 12:29 am

      Hi Kevin,

      I think so, but if he’s not responding, why not start the no contact rule?

  28. Amanda

    February 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    So my boyfriend and I had a big fight last week. Some things had been building…I had tried to ask if he was upset at all before but he said no. Anyway, after our fight, the next day he was supposed to pick me up. He texted me early and said he wouldn’t be able to make it and it’d be better not to meet that day and think about how our relationship was going. Then he didn’t respond to any texts or calls. I continued this for five days. I am wondering if not implementing the NC rule right away ruined any chance of getting him back  He read some of my messages after I sent them…or at least the app said read, right after I sent them nor did he delete me…what does that mean, if anything… We were only together 5 months and he lives in another city with no chance of us running into each other…

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Amanda,

      he’s probably not responding because as he said, both of you need to think.. it’s not yet too.late to start nc..

  29. Ash

    February 2, 2017 at 1:06 am

    My ex and I broke up at the beginning of December. It came as a little bit of a surprise. I thought we were great together and even said I hoped he wasn’t around for awhile, and he said he would be. One day out of no where he tells me that he thought we needed to slow down and he was worried about a few things. We talked about them, and he said he felt silly about being worried about those things and all was okay. Or so I thought. Then he breaks up with me a week later because he wasn’t sure if he felt something special for me. Anyway, I talked to him a week after he broke up with me about a movie we had discussed when we were dating. It was a small conversation that I started, but he said “I was going to text you about it” in his reply. After that, I started the no contact rule. He texted me after the holidays to say he hoped I had a good holiday. I wished him the same, and that was it (I know, I failed the NCR, so I did the advice and restarted the countdown). I texted him last week after 30 days of no contact. I sent a simple and friendly “hey, hope things are going well!” text. He replied, seemed very eager in his reply, and started a discussion on things that have been going on in his life without me even asking. I kept my replies funny and light, especially since he said in the beginning that he liked my personality. He told me that he hurt himself playing sports, and I made a joke about him needing a cane and said “be careful out there, old man.” He replied “don’t make me come show you what this old man can do.” I replied “lol, bring it.” He said “oh, I’ll bring it.” Then texted again and said “hope you’re ready, because I’ll bring it rock hard.” FLIRTY, RIGHT?! I replied and said “I’m not the one injured” and he sent back that he could still catch me. I sent “doubtful” and added an emoji. He replied that he would come prove it. I freaked out in excitement and tried cleaning my house just in case, because it’s like him to actually come over like that. I replied “wait what,” but he never came. The next day I texted him (probably wrong of me?) and jokingly said “guess you decided you didn’t want to be proved wrong.” He apologized and said he forgot to reply. I said it was okay and just figured he was being his usual self. He sent back “I thought about coming over, but was like naaa.” I didn’t know what to say. I just sent back “yeah, I hate being proved wrong too” with a laughing emoji. No reply. We haven’t talked since. I am really worried I messed up! What do I do now?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Ash,

      no, actually those are positive.. just start with a different topic next time..

    2. Ash

      February 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you for replying and for the positivity! About how long should I wait? I figured it would be best to wait until he contacts me. Also, side note: thank you so much to your team for all the advice and for the encouragement to better ourselves! Even if a person isn’t trying to win back their ex, the message this website sends is wonderful!

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      maybe just 2-3 days.. you’re welcome!

  30. Lea

    February 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Amor, I posted a question & it was awaiting moderation & disappeared? Not sure if I should post my question again?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Lea,

      yes, it did went through..
      if no contact would hurt him but he doesn’t want to work with you, that means you’re going to wait until he’s willing to? And how sure are you that it hurts more for him to not talk to you, if he’s not making an effort to be communicative in the first place

  31. Lea

    February 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    So my boyfriend & I were together a long time ago, parted ways for 7 years & married other people. We both later divorced & found each other again & began talking in the last year. We began seeing each other again 6 months ago & have became a couple again a few months ago. His mother passed away 3 months ago so he is suffering from depression. I have a lot of jealousy & insecurity regarding his ex. I always feel like he loves her more or would choose her over me if given the chance. He is not big on words or reassurance so I never know where I stand. He is very slow to show his feelings. He is however, wonderful with his treatment of me & my kids. He does show it with his actions.
    I chose to end it with him a few weeks ago, explaining how I feel about him loving her more than me. He didn’t say I was wrong, he just said he was hurt & sad that I was ending it & that I can choose to believe whatever I want. He said he has done everything he can to show me I am important to him. After we split, he was sad & missing me & would tell me so. Well, a week ago, we started talking about us again & where it will end up. He said he didn’t know what he wanted & is lost without his mom. He said he started talking to the ex again texting & talking only. He made sure that I know that he has not dated or slept with her. I told him to figure out what he wants & to let me know. At first he said he doesn’t know what he wants but then he seemed to change his mind & wanted to talk about us. (I guess since he was not sure what I wanted.) So, I told him I want him & but that if he needs time to figure it out, that I can give him that. He said no he didn’t need time or space & that all is forgiven, we are good. So, he said he wanted to meet to talk about us. He said he was hurt that I dumped him & left him when he really needed me most. He said he forgave me for ending it & basically we just agreed to start over. We had a nice time together. were intimate, & talked a lot. The next day, we were back to normal & I was so happy. Then the rest of the week, I noticed he doesn’t text as often. Like he skips a day here & there. When I reach out, he always replies & explains what he is doing. But it is not like him to go a day without contacting me. We always had 90/10 contact with him doing most of the reaching out & making plans. I wondered if he was sleeping with his ex again or back over at her home at night but I have passed by at night (yes I know, I am stalking him) and no his truck is not there. If I text him at night, he responds & let’s me know where he is. So, I am thoroughly confused by the pulling away? So I sent him a nice text saying that I want him to be happy & that I feel he is not trying as much with me or has shifted his focus. I told him to do whatever it is that makes him happy but that if he is not done with me then I would want us to try again. I explained that if he has any doubts about leaving me that we should try again because to me if there is doubt, then that means you are not ready to let go. I am waiting on his reply. I do not know what to do since I am the one that hurt him. No contact would hurt him more. Trying doesn’t seem to be working. Any advice?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Lea,

      yes, it did went through..
      if no contact would hurt him but he doesn’t want to work with you, that means you’re going to wait until he’s willing to? And how sure are you that it hurts more for him to not talk to you, if he’s not making an effort to be communicative in the first place

    2. Lea

      February 2, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks for responding Amor. He finally responded to me & said he was mad & in his feelings. He said he is tired of me fighting with him that I pushed him away & he wants to give up but that he knows I need him. So as for now, I am basically just apologizing & trying to fix it. He says we will talk more about this later (he was at work when we spoke). He said the reason he doesn’t contact me for a few days is because he leaves me alone to cool off after an argument. So obviously, I need to stop picking fights. A lot of it is old stuff from our former relationship many years ago when we were younger and he was not the same person he is now. He has changed a lot and is trying to be better but it has been hard for me to trust him. I am always jealous and falsely accusing him of doing me wrong since there was cheating behavior from him many years ago. Anyway, what else can I do besides apologize?

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    4. Lea

      February 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Amor. He was drunk last night (still grieving the loss of his mother) and in his drunk talk, he said he loves me but that he feels I do not love him. Not sure whether to bring it up when I see him sober? Or ignore it? He has not said I love you to me in years. But he was drunk this time?

    5. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      dont bring it up but dont totally ignore it too.. find out how you can make him feel more loved.. just dont or do it.. like if he loves your cooking, dont suddenly cook everyday and give it to him.. it looks scripted and he wont appreciate it if it becomes a routine

  32. Maren

    January 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I have been reading exboyfriendrecovery like for ever I feel. Love your site! I have a question regarding a guy that I kind of like. We have been snapchating back and forth for like three months, but mostly on a friendly level. The other day I found out that he has a girlfriend! We are #1 on each other snapchats, he always “answers” my snap… Snaps that I send to everyone. And he sends me texts late at night when he is clubbing or from him in bed. Is he interested? Or is he just looking for some attention? What do you think?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Maren,

      thank you! he can be interested but how long has been with his gf? Because he might be just fulfilling the sense of variety from you

    2. Maren

      February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thank you so much for your reply! They have been together for over a year.. I really like him, so it really hurts me seing him with her. He is really nice to me, and seems legit interested in hanging out with me.. but I can’t be friends with him. Should I just stop replying to his snaps? I really dont want to, but I feel hanging around hoping he will change his mind might never happen.

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      oh no.. move on.. That’s actually a dangerous thought that many have, hoping somebody will change.. Because we can’t control others. If the person is not within your standards, move on..

  33. Sarah

    January 31, 2017 at 5:13 am

    What if he honestly doesn’t have that many friends so you don’t really have access to his external network. He cheated with a girl from work so he can’t tell work friends and the friends he is talking to are from a long time ago that I don’t know. He also is seeing a therapist that I know. Obviously that can’t go anywhere. His brain is a mess and he doesn’t feel like he can loose me yet because I begged and I think he thinks all he has to so is ask to get back together and we would. I want to prove him wrong at first. I don’t know who I can have help open his eyes and make him see what’s in front of him. Help!!

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 31, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      what’s more important is you start the no contact rule, be very active in improving yourself and in posting because that’s your indirect way of showing your being an ungettable girl.. He will probably check your account because he will be curious on why you’re not texting

  34. Maya

    January 30, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Hi I need some advice. I was with my boyfriend for six months and he broke up with me last week. Overall our relationship was good even though he stated that he wanted to take things slow because he believed that was the best way to form a long lasting relationship. He said that he was 100% committed to me and that he cared about me. Then a few weeks ago he randomly ignored me for days then texted me saying that he wasn’t in the right mindset for a relationship. His last relationship only lasted two months but the girl tried to kill herself so he says that messed him up and he only started realizing that recently. He also has a lot going on personally. He said that he stressed over this for awhile but he thinks it’s the best decision for him. I haven’t talked to him for a week and don’t intend to until 30 days are up. But I’m wondering if I should even try to get him back? I want to because I care about him a lot and think we could have something really good. But not sure if I should try with someone who says they don’t want a relationship right now.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Maya,

      focus in healing and improving for 30 days, then after that reflect if you still want him back

  35. hi

    January 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Hey! My ex and I broke up back in 2014 but ever since then we somehow we have met up at least once every year up until now. A lot has happened since then. He randomly started texting me back over the summer of 2016. He asked me out on a date, so we went to the movies and then he took us to the park that is really special to us, because thats where we had our first kiss. He told me that he was thinking about getting back together, because he missed me and that he still has feelings for me. He also told me he hasn’t felt a connection like this with anyone else and stuff like that. But during that time, I was getting ready to leave to go study abroad for the semester, but he didn’t know that because I forgot to tell him, which i dont know how. During that date night, we just hung out and we ended up just fooling around but we didnt have sex. He mentioned he thinks that I dont feel the same way as he does as in liking him, but I really do love him and i never stopped loving him. But I think he thinks that I dont like him, because after that date we continued texting for a while. He told me he wanted to go to a party with me as a date, but I somehow messed it up because now thinking about it, I think i was avoiding it because I was leaving to go abroad for 4 months and I didnt want to start up anything and also I wasnt really sure what his intentions were. After we texted those few days after the date, he stopped replying to me after I made that stupid comment when he said he wanted to go to a party as a date. Few weeks later, I texted him again just to see whats up but he never replied. But thinking back, I think he really did want to get back together and he really did like me, because he kept saying things like he didnt want to let go of me in his arms, and kept looking at me the way he used to when we first started dating. But now I returned back home from my study abroad trip and I cant help but to think about him and I really do miss him and what we shared before I left. Recently, I found out that he has a gf now and I’m not sure what to do. I feel like I blew it when he did come back saying he wanted me back. What should I do and why do you think he got a new gf eventhough he told me he missed and still had feelings for me and wanted me back? Thanks for the help!

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm


      it’s just hard to say why he got a gf.. Maybe she’s a rebound or he really felt something for her..check this one:
      What To Do If Your Ex Boyfriend Moves On To A New Girl (Video)

  36. J

    January 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Hi! I wanna ask you if you think there is still a chance to get my ex back with what happened with us.
    He started making his moves to me around october 2014 onwards. But i was an ungettable girl back then,didnt pay attention to him much. He became more explicit of his efforts the following year until around april2015. During this time i was juat going with flow of his efforts. He was always accompanying me, literally always beside me even after classes. But then i got too scared to commit to him because im the jealous type and i noticed he was getting kinda close to my girl friends at that time. So i stopped entertaining him. And then around end of june 2015 we went to a trip to beach with my friends. He came with us. I startedto like him idk why.. but my liking to him was gone again. It went back around september(start of classes again) things became good between us until we always hangout again. Things were good and we became intimate. He asked me to become his gf on december 2015, i said i wanted to us to be not official yet. He agreed. We ocntinued. I finally said yes April 2016. Now here was the problem, during the time of sept2015 onwards there was this guy who was very close to me who confessed to me too. I turned hi mdown but we remained really close that made my ex really jealous during the whole time of our rel. He said he didnot want me to have anything to do with that guy. But it was hard for me because that guy was really close to me (i dont usually have someone that is as close to me as that guy). So i could not do what he wants(no talking twxting chatting to that guy). We always end up fighting over that issue over and over again. Meaning i ended up hurting him over and over again. Arouund june to august 2016, i niticed he doesnt have much any efforts anymore like he used to have. But during this time i completely didnt contact that guy he was jealous of already. I thought it was just because it was our last semester of our college. But he did mention something like “i was hurt over and over again but i continued to hang on because you make me feel like my feelings will be the same as before” but we were still intimate until september. And then October 2016 we had a big fight. But i said sorry and all so we were “okay” again. He was having his training already that time while i stayed behind in school to complete my thesis. So this was the first time we separated. Things were not as before already. He didnt go to come see me always like he was doing before. He started to become cold but we continued to text. In Dec 2016, i told him that the guy gave me a Pandora charm by slipping thw gift in my bag withiut me knowing. I told him and the guy that i will give it back tight away. He became cold 2 days after that and didnt contact me for 1 week. I gave him a christmas gift through his mom (who has no clue of our progress). She asked me whats going on with us and that his sin didnt buy me a gift for christmas. Then i knew that we were really in a bad shape. I went to their house jan3 and confronted him. After several tries of asking him why, he said he wants to be alone and he wants us to stop because its being unfair for me already. I pleaded for another chance i knew already of my mistakes and i already changed. He repeatedly said ok but i think he was just forced. I confronted him again 2 weeks after, same response but with more answers for me. He said that he was repeatedly got hurt and that he gave me a lot of chances already. I said sorry but he doesnt want already. He said to forget about him, find another better guy for me,he is not good for me. I said no and pleaded again. He again agreed maybe because he needed to go home that time already. Then, he got cold again after i went to lunch with an officemate(i told him we were having lunch and that its nothing serious/i was also kinda dragged because i didnt know the place around the office and i tot we were just gomna have takeout;i told him all this) then he got cold the following day, the texts become short, no emojis like we used to text. Yesterday become really worse so i went to their house again to ask about us,he said he really doesnt want already. He wants to stop. Same answers ive heard past 3 weeks. This time he said no until the end despite my repeated pleading. Until he got a little irritated because we were just repeating the convo and i have to get back to my student office.
    And that he doesnt have any feelings to me anymore. I asked if we can still try again after some time, he said no and that he doesnt want me to have false hopes and that i should start to forget about him already. He said he appreciates my efforts, all the changes i did for us towards the end of our rel, and he said he knows that i love him very much, but he said it was all too late because he has no feelings anymore. I admit that i became desperate/clingy/needy/total opposite of the ungettable girl during our rel. He doesnt want to recomsider anymore and he said he made uo his mind already. This makes me really hopeless because usually when we argue,he doesnt talk much and just listens. But the first time he talked more openly was during our big fight in oct2016 and the confrontations this year. He was completely in love with me during the start of our rel and he is the kind of guy who is choosy in partners. He is a Virgo,to let u know his personality type. I feel really hopeless righ now. And then i came across your articles. I am willing to do all your advice their but i wanna know if you think that we still have a chance to get back together?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 30, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Hi J,

      I think there’s still a chance but cut all ties with the other guy.
      do you want to try the no contact rule?

  37. Sophie thifo

    January 28, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Hi, i wanted to know
    If I could have feedback on my situation.
    My ex broke up with me 11days ago. The minute I got in my car I started the NC rule. I haven’t spoken to him, i have deleted my snapchat, and disable my other social media accounts. I have not heard anything about him, we have the same circle of friends however I asked my friend to NOT speak to me about him. I have crosse his path at work once, we said “hey” but that was it. His stuff his still in my lcoker And my stuff his still at his house. I just went to a dinner/party to his best friend’s house, I went knowing he wasnt there in order to respect his choice of him not wanting me . I stayed 1h and left , it was to hard for me. I also went so people could tell him I looked fine. However i am DEAD inside, im dying and fighting the urge to talk to him. I lost weight , i barely eat but i force my self. I saw his parents last week ( bumped into them) and I took the time to thank them for everything, they replied ” we are sorry for all this, it makes us sad” . I want my ex back, i miss him crazy. He were togethere for 1.5 year. He left me bcs he sais : i want time for myself, this relationship is not working anymore, this is the end. I want to be alone.

    Please help me.
    Thank you.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Sophie,

      take your losing weight as progress and continue to improve other aspects of your life too.. be active in posting because that’s your indirect way of communicating with him that you have a life and that you’re improving..

    2. Sophie

      January 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Ok thank you.
      I have deleted him from fb…. he does not have snap chat.
      So how can I do that?
      Any other tips? Thank you

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      you have to make your posts public so that he can see it if he checks through a different account

  38. Angelieca

    January 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Hello Amor,
    My name is Angel and I have talked with my ex just last night because he was been cold the past few days so I worried and call him, then he said that I will do what I like and want and dont consider him about whatever I want and decision that I will make. We are in in Long distance Relationship and he does not want me to feel the difficulties too on traveling to her place and he cant give me my expectations too. The previous also, I asked him if whats his plan about us and about me, and asked an answer for me to move on in my life, because Im just running out of visa so its either I can find a full time job, go to school and go to other country. So I told him about this and I want answer soon. Then I mentioned also about my ex which was it just a joke and that one reason that makes him decide to break up with me, also hes stress at work and tired people around him but he said he is not of me. So its mix messages, and he said that we can talk about this in person next time because we just talked thru phone. He said that I will be ok and better about this decision he made. I am confused if I can still save our relationship and still have contact him. Our last message was

    ME: Im really sorry for what ive said that hurt you.. I know and I accept my mistake and I learned from that.. your good man and if this break up will make you feel better then I respect it.. You take care always.. Goodnight
    HIM: Thank you for that.. I wish you a good night now.. emoji

    I can feel that there still a chance that I think I need to work out and make effort?
    I want to give time and space in the meantime but is this what should I do or should I try to contact him the next few days? its his birthday on FEB. 1 and I want to send him card, is this fine or not? Please help me

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Hi Angielica,
      if he doesn’t change his mind after his bday, proceee to no contact rule

    2. Angelieca

      January 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Hello Amor, So I can still send card I will try to save the relationship?

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

      honestly, I dont think it will help but I think you need to do it.. so, yes, send it..

    4. Angelieca

      January 29, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      ok I will do that.. Also, should I still try to save our relationship?

    5. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      well, if you’re sending the card..youre already trying to save it

    6. Angelieca

      February 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      hello amor, he sent me message after he received the birthday card that I sent to him. he is very thankful and asked me if how am i doin.. I replied that I am fine and doing well. we had nice conversation like before so hopefully everything will work.. What do you think?

    7. Angelieca

      February 2, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Hello amor, He texted me after he received the card and he said thank you and ask if how am i doing. I replied welcome and ask him back how is he doin too. our conversation was great like before and ended with smiley. I will take it slow now and wait for him to open deeper conversation. So, what do you think?

    8. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 2, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    9. Angelieca

      February 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Hello Amor, I want to text him after our conversation last wednesday, but Im not sure about it as I want to wait him to text me again. Is it fine or should I send him message first after our convo last time? Thanks

    10. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      February 5, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      let him initiate..be active in the meantime and focus in your activities

  39. Catie

    January 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I just bought your ebook ex-boyfriend recovery and I was wondering if I could get my feedback on my unique situation. Sorry, this will be long…

    A little background on my relationship: Ben and I were dating for 6 months until he broke up with me literally out of the blue 4 weeks ago. I work with his mom and she set us up. He is 27 and I’m 25. He was completely in love with me from the start. We connected on so many different levels. He treated me so well and didn’t play any games. He asked me to be his girlfriend after 2 months and then in October we decided to move in together for September 2017 (his idea). He went above and beyond to do little things for me. His friends told me that after our first date, he came home telling everyone he just met the girl he was going to marry. He asked to come to Poland with me in August (2 wk trip) to meet my extended family. I spent the holidays with his family. I got along so well with all of his friends and invested in his hobbies (he loves to snowboard and I ski but not as much, but this year I bought new ski gear and a season pass to go with him). He told his parents that I was the kindest, smartest, and prettiest girl he’s ever dated. Both his friends and family told me that he acted completely different around me vs his past girlfriends, that it was like day and night. He’s been in at least 2-3 other long-term relationships (8 months to 2.5 years) in the past and he’s told me he’s never considered moving in with anyone before. So I know this whole relationship wasn’t some puppy love overreaction. His mom thought I was “the one”. He told me he loved me all the time but he didn’t even have to because his actions said it all, up until the very end.

    He broke up with me 2 days after Christmas. Totally out of the blue. There was no fight and we weren’t growing distant in any way, in fact, it was the opposite. We planned a trip to skiing on Tuesday and he was supposed to pick me up from the train station on Monday night. He called me 2 hours before my train got in and told me that he went out with old friends and had too much to drink and that he wouldn’t be able to pick me up in time, but confirmed that we were still going skiing the next day and told me we’d talk later. I was annoyed but said it’s fine that I’d take an uber. I was expecting him to stay over (since he said he would) so when I didn’t hear from him all night I got worried and was calling and texting him, none of his roommates knew where he was. It was very unlike him; he ALWAYS checks in with me, all the time. He finally texted me the next morning (obviously we didn’t go skiing) and told me that he was going to “talk to me about us” last night but was a coward and chose to get fucked up instead (he took LSD, also unlike him) and that he was sorry. He finally came over around 4pm and told me that “this wasn’t working out” that he “loved me but he wasn’t in love with me” and “the spark was gone” a bunch of other nonsense. He said he was thinking about it for a few weeks and didn’t want to do it during Christmas. I was in complete shock. His parents and friends were all also in complete shock. He said he needed a few days so I agreed. He deleted all social media and avoided talking to his mom for 2 days (who was beside herself). At first I suspected it was a commitment freak out and wrote him a 3 page letter explaining that passion in relationships isn’t there 100% of the time and its okay to be scared that its all normal. I told him the spark comes and goes and what matters is how we feel about each other. I talked about our relationship and what it meant to me. When he finally came over 5 days later on NYE day, I had him read it. He said it was the most beautiful thing anyone has ever written for him and asked to keep it. He tried to explain but his thoughts were all over the place. He couldn’t give me any answers and he said he wanted to leave MA (completely random). I finally asked if he needed more time and he was relieved and said yes. He gave me a long hug and left.

    I replayed the last few weeks of our relationship over and over in my head and it just didn’t make sense. Even just in the week prior he: told his parents we were going to move in together, urged me to buy the two $800 non refundable plane tickets for our trip in August and he’d pay me back (the only reason I didn’t was cause the site seemed sketchy and I suggested we wait a month), invited me to a Christmas dinner with his family and asked his dad to make a dish I loved, got me the most thoughtful Christmas gifts (including a picture of us and his dog to frame), etc. He started calling his dog our dog. If he had been thinking about it for weeks, why make such commitments (especially expensive long-term ones)?

    I was devastated. I texted him on New Years (to which he didn’t reply) but aside from that I gave him complete space, no contact. I learned from his roommate’s girlfriends that he wasn’t doing much: focusing on find a new job, going to the gym a lot, learning new songs on guitar, trying to “be a better person”. He wasn’t talking about it. I started to think that maybe he was going through a quarter life crisis because I knew he wasn’t happy with his current job (and he got laid off a job he loved in August) and he was in a lot of debt. After 1.5 weeks, his mom told me at work that she asked him about me and he said that he misses me very much but he thinks he made the right choice. This hit me like a train. I finally decided enough was enough, that I need some answers and so I asked him to come and talk to me the next day and he agreed.

    I wrote everything I wanted to say and ask down on paper. Unlike my first letter, this one wasn’t as mushy, it was trying to address his issues. I talked about his job and other things I thought might be going on and I tried to level with him and be supportive. Then I talked about my own feelings about the whole situation. At the end, I made the mistake of asking to put all his other worries aside and tell me if he sees a future with me. When he came over, I gave him the letter and he was hesitant but he read the letter, saying that he might not be able to answer all of my questions. When he finished, he started by saying that I was braver than him and that he wanted to talked the past weekend but couldn’t bring himself to do it. He said that he does have a lot of debt and that when is under a lot of pressure he shuts the world out (hence, deleting social media and not talking about his issues). He said that he can’t commit the way I’ve committed. I asked him if it was because he wanted to see other people and he said “No, I just need to be alone right now.” He said that the answer to my question about the future is no. In response to this, I asked him was his goals were. He said he didn’t know. I questioned him further, asking he MUST have some sort of goals, anything (does he want to travel? own a home? have a family?). He said “ I don’t know, maybe thats the problem”. He also said our relationship was stressing him out. I asked for examples of how and he couldn’t give me any. I know for a fact that this is him projecting his stress onto our relationship because we always had a loving and supportive relationship. We rarely got into fights, I never pressured him to do anything, and he set the pace for the whole relationship, even down to saying “I love you”. So I don’t understand how I was stressing him out. He also said again that he wanted to leave MA and that he needed something new. I asked “Don’t you think that sounds a little like you’re running away from your problems?”, to which he replied “yeah probably but I just need something new”. I tried to explain that his problems were going to follow him no matter where he moved but I didn’t seem to get through. We ended it with him saying a bunch of nice things about me, how anyone would be lucky to date me and how he was lucky enough to date me. He said that this had nothing to do with me that it was all him. He asked to keep my letter again, and then gave me another long hug and said that he would text me about exchanging stuff. I didn’t hear from him for over a week. If he was so sure about his decision why was dragging this out? Why keep my stuff around as a reminder? I finally took charge and texted him last week to bring my stuff over but he said he was in NH and didn’t know when he’d be back (probably snowboarding). I asked if he could then bring it over on Saturday and he would be away snowboarding again and said he could have a friend drop it off. I said that I would appreciate if he did it in person since I have some logistical stuff to go over with him (he owed me around $500) and that I’d like to see his dog one more time. It was like pulling teeth but he finally agreed to come over Wednesday (yesterday).

    He came over yesterday (broken up almost a month at this point) and brought his dog and all my things. I had packed all his things in a suitcase along with a very short goodbye letter that basically said that I don’t regret any of the time we spent together because it had made me happy and that I’m moving on with a positive mindset. It also said that I’ll be okay cause my happiness is independent of a singular person and although this chapter closed, I still have so much more happiness to look forward too.

    He asked if I wanted to take his dog on a walk and I agreed. We talked over the money stuff and he agreed to pay me for everything without hesitation. He talked a little about his friend’s new puppy. Then I asked him how he was doing and he said he’s been working out more and feeling a little better. He said that he’s working 4 days instead of 3 now but still looking for a new job. And he also said that he’s planning on finding a subletter for his apartment (where he lives with his friends) and moving back home (still in MA) to save money. Which makes me think even more that this is like, a quarter-life crisis type thing cause he’s so independent and moving back home I know is hard on him. He asked how work was with his mom and I said it was fine. When the walk was done, we hugged and he left. I texted him an hour after, thanking him for bringing his dog and he must of read my letter at that point cause this was his response:

    “You’re welcome, you deserved to see her. And your last note, while it saddened me, also brought me some closure knowing that you have full respect for yourself and that you are going to drive forwards to get what you want and what you deserve.”

    I’m not sure what this means or what he’s feeling. I was going to start no contact as of yesterday but I don’t know how long to do it for or where to even begin. I still want him back so much I have this gut feeling that we are supposed to be together like he’s the one. All his social media is still deleted, he’s clearly going through something but I don’t know what to do.

    Any advice?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 27, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Hi Catie,

      try to do at least 30 days and be active in improving yourself.. aim to be the ungettable girl..check the link below:
      The Ungettable Girl

  40. Fiona

    January 26, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I have been broken up from my boyfriend for 5 months. We have spoken every other week and have met up since then. He says he’s working on himself and doesn’t want to rush anything. That we are working are way back to each other. Sometimes when he texts he seems cold and distant but in person he’s fine. I feel like I’ve been pressuring him by telling him how I feel about him nearly every time I see him. I bring up the same questions each time which annoys him as he has already told me how he feels. I don’t know how long I can go on for to see if he does come back?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 27, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Hi fiona,

      do you want to try the no contact rule?

  41. Mary

    January 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I REALLY NEED ADVISE Me and my boyfriend had an amazing relationship like we were both so happy! Anyway things started getting stressful for the both of us and he stopped being as caring, took forever to reply and never put in any effort like I had to organise everything. So then of course I stopped being as caring and I didn’t nag I just stopped being as fluent with my replies. Anyway the day before our anniversary he breaks up with me But we talk about it and then we decided not too and that “he’d give me another chance” when really in reality I hadn’t done anything like I was always there for him. Fast forward to a week ago he phoned me and was like “this isn’t working, I don’t like you stone cold fact” so I hung up as I didn’t want to yell something mean back. 5 minutes later he sends me a huge text about how lovely I am and how sorry it has to end this way but we can’t make our relasionship work. So I’m so so angry with him as we’d been together for over a year and would of seen me in 4 days and was so rude over the phone and so disrespectful the next night I post an Instagram picture where I look nice in and had been planning to post for a while and I put the caption “stone cold fact: smiles all round”. I really miss him and want him back so so so badly!!! I haven’t spoken to him in 11 days and am doing the NC but I don’t think the texting him bit of the plan will work and I’m so distraught. Please help me. (I didn’t reply to his slightly rude/patronising/nice text)

    1. Mary

      January 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Me and him are 17 by the way and we were together for a year and 2 months

    2. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 26, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Mary,

      how much are improving and why donyou think the texting wont work?

    3. Mary

      January 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      I feel like he’ll be like “why is she messaging me” and he just doesn’t seem like the type of person for it to work on. Especially since in the last long text he sent me he said “do your best to refrain from contacting me, block me if you haft to”

    4. Mary

      January 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      I don’t know if any things improving because I have no idea what he’s feeling especially after that Instagram

    5. Mary

      January 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      I don’t know if any things improving because I have no idea what he’s feeling especially after that Instagram over a week ago (the day after the break up)

    6. Mary

      January 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Have I done anything wrong? Do you think he’ll ever want me back?

    7. Mary

      January 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Also how long do you think I should do the NC rule for?

    8. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

      ah I meant improving from your side.. did you improve? Did you change? If he’s like that, then all he wants is for you to move on and there’s only a higher chance of him willing to be friendly if he’s sure you have moved on, especially if you’ve changed..

  42. Tanya Smith

    January 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Good Evening,

    I would like to get some advise, me and ex broke up 4 months ago and as much as it seems like a long time. There has been a lot of back and forth, conflicting behaviour from him up until last week and next to zero no contact. I am aware i have made quite a few mistakes but i wanted to know how i could improve this situation.

    He told me that he cares about me a lot still but does not want a relationship right now. He says his focussing on his career and that he is emotionally closed off from being hurt from events which occurred in the past during our relationship. He has got jealous when i have tried to move on and has done things out of revenge like interacting with every female possible on social media including like pics from an old flame he swore he was not into in the past and even some pics of my own friends.

    He swears he is not bothered but refuses friendship because its too difficult to communicate due to history and has refused to bury the past and remain civil at least. All of this but he has still suggested now and again that he still wishes to have a physical relationship with me as he is still attracted to me. I refused this because i told him i can not settle for no commitment. These events which lead to our break up were nothing serious like cheating but more of him feeling rejected at points which lead to resentment building up and due to poor communication it was not expressed.

    He now states that he is solely focussing on his career and does not want a relationship even though he states he still cares about me deeply. I feel that although he isn’t looking for a girlfriend, i do believe he is sleeping with women because when i had a conversation with him about it, he declined to answer which made no sense if he still wanted to be physical with me. When i stated to him that we can just be friends, he made this difficult by purposely being inconsiderate and ignoring but then this is why i do not get why he would want a sexual relationship with me instead… I have declined sex and stated to him that i will not settle for that without commitment and he stated that this is why he didn’t want to suggest it as he doesn’t want to hurt me.

    Even though we will agree this, there has been a few times he has gone back on his word and suggested sex again. His behaviour is very confusing and when we talk it often leads to arguments because he is very snappy with me over small things. Please advise.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Tanya,

      are you going to do the no contact rule?

    2. Tanya Smith

      January 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Hi Amor,

      Yes i plan to do the no contact rule now as i have have finally realised that the advise on your site is correct and i have realised that there is no benefit of contact as its not improving the situation. I am just unsure of how long i should do this for and because i find it a bit difficult not getting affected by his attempts to make me jealous.

      Its 4 months down the line and i am starting to wonder that maybe he just may not be into me then

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

      accept that he has moved on..if you need to do 45 days, you can do that..

    4. Tanya Smith

      January 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Ok, i will do the 45 days NC. How to i make myself stand out during this NC period, will this make him find interest in another woman instead? He has recently told me he is still attracted to me but does not want a relationship just yet because i think he is still hurt.

    5. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

      we can’t control that..but you’ve tried staying and talking to him right? If he really wanted to date somebody, we cant stop him but the best you can do is to not appear always available and to keep improving yourself and having your own life even after 45 days while building rapport

  43. Sylvia

    January 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I just broke up with my boyfriend because he wanted a break. We’ve been together for almost 10 months and he now needs time for himself because he doesn’t know what he wants in life and if he’s ready for a serious relationship. He’s 26 (im 26 as well) and doesn’t study, works every once in a while with random things and lives with his dad. He has no income and is wasting his life because he doesn’t know what he wants to work with. I’m finishing med-school this summer and I want him to be with me no matter what. I’ll support him with whatever he decides to do, as long as we’re together and love each other everything will be alright… But there’s also an issue about missing me. We have a long-distance relationship living in Berlin and in Warsaw so we text a lot every day and Skype once or twice a week, and visit each other once every 2-3 weeks and he thinks we need a break so that he can get a chance to miss me. And he also has a feeling that he doesn’t want the responsibility of being in a relationship, that he misses the times when he could do whatever he wanted….
    I feel like I’ve put so much into this relationship always being the one wanting to visit and planning our future together, maybe suffocating him a bit but I love him so much and that’s why I am like I am. I’ve decided to stop texting him but I don’t know for how long. Will he ever want to be with me again? I can’t picture my life with anyone else. When do I text him, or should I wait for him to text me?


    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Sylvia,

      what happens if he doesnt change? Are you going to force him? Are you expecting him to change for you?

  44. Ann

    January 25, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Hello! I would be so grateful for some insight and advice with what I am experiencing as the most heart wrenching breakup I have ever dealt with. My ex and I broke things off thanksgiving day after a year+ of going strong or at least I thought. We were planning our futures together. Talking about children, moving in together, moving away eventually and buying a home together, he is 37, I am 35. We had a lot of fun together share the same interests and ideals, most family and friends thought we were made for each other, marriage included. When he asked me to be his girlfriend he actually said “you are my favorite person and I’m kinda obsessed with you (jokingly of course) will you be my girlfriend.” We never had much drama, the occasional fight here and there but both always logical and apologetic in the long run. On may 31st his best friend suddenly died of a heart problem, no one saw it coming. Over the months we dealt with this tragedy and moving on but he was and likely is still having a hard time dealing. In October we went on a trip to visit my sister for my birthday and came home wanting to move there, buy a home and eventually have kids. We have traveled to visit both our families together multiple times. Things felt and were pretty serious. In November the holidays were quickly approaching and we had made a compromise that we would spend one weekend out of town with my family and the following with my mother cooking for her on thanksgiving, so that we could visit his family for Christmas. It was also the birthday of his best friend who passed the day before thanksgiving. As the month of November went on he became busier than usual with work, often working 12-16 hour days, he was overworked and overwhelmed and then became sick with the flu. This trip with my family was important so I pressured him to go, ultimately he did not end up going but in the weeks to follow things quickly fell apart. We had a series of arguments, I certainly over reacted and his patience was thin. Everything happened so quickly and before I knew it, it was thanksgiving day and it was over, he said we needed a break. I have come to find out since that I was making him feel very cornered with my constant planning, everything from weekends away to what I was cooking for dinner, he also was feeling like I didn’t support him in things he wanted to do, mostly the topic of a vacation rental he wanted to purchase. I feel very ignorant for my part in this. I clearly wasn’t listening to his needs as he was expressing them. He said he felt cornered and it was too much for his comfort. I respected his request for a break after reaching out a few times and finally gave him a good 5 weeks of silence other than a brief response to a Christmas text he sent. In that time I have acknowledged my flaws and what pushed him to his breaking point and sent him an email apologizing and taking responsibility for my poor choices. I sent the email last Friday and heard nothing back. I noticed online that he went to a random girls party last weekend, the night after I sent the email, I then noticed a comment he made about a picture she posted of her butt, I broke and contacted him asking when I could come get my things. He replied and said the email was amazing and very on point but that he’s sorry and feels he needs more time and that we can sit and talk about it all soon and that he cares about me all kinds of deep, these were his words. He also said he was sorry he hadn’t responded that hes been working long days and going to bed early, I replied with a screen shot of the picture and his comment and stated that he had time for her. I let my emotions get the best of me. We went back and forth, he blocked me from his online profile. Things got heated. He said he doesn’t know what the future holds but that he cant be with anyone right now. I went to bed angry and ended the convo by asking him to hold onto my things because I wanted to get them back. He surprisingly responded this morning. He said he would never get rid of my things or give them away. I apologized for getting heated and acting on emotion. He stated that there isn’t anyone else in his life, no other girls he’s dating or hooking up with and that I was making assumptions and looking where I shouldn’t. He said he has been taking care of himself working, gym, mostly staying in. He said “your amazing, I just cant do this right now.” The last thing I said to him is that his actions have made it clear that it is time for me to move on and that I would like to get my things in the near future. Everything about this has been devastating for me. I am making major changes and improvements on myself and ultimately really want things to work out. My apologies for the long email but can you please help give me some advice in moving forward and making the right moves to hopefully work things out? He’s a good guy, I think hes the one. I think he finally just broke under pressure, no thanks to me:( Please help!!
    Thank you!

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Ann,

      I think he has moved on… and if you want a chance, you have to accept that.. he has to think you have moved on and improved..So,.that when you start being friendly, he’ll think you’re just being friendly.. I think you need to do a 45 day nc..

    2. Ann

      January 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. My gut tells me your same advice, I need to move on, it’s likely the only way I’ll ever have a chance in the future with him and for my own health. I will do the 45 day NC and hold off on getting my things until then if that makes sense? After the 45 day NC how would you approach the situation? I just purchased the pro package this morning. Do you have any recommendations in using the pro package to help get me on track? I don’t see anything specific to my situation other than the UG section, so maybe you can let me know how I should best utilize it for my particular scenario. I want nothing more than to have him back but realize I’m just making things worse and pushing him away. This is the worst but I plan on making the best of it, I just need a little guidance and help.
      I appreciate your help and advice, thank you.

    3. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    4. Ann

      January 27, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Got it, thank you. His birthday is in 55 days. I am thinking it might be worth waiting the 55 days to use his birthday as a means of a first contact text, is this a good idea or would suggest not? In the meantime I am definitely working on me, exercise, hopefully some therapy, and lots of positive growth and change to be gained.
      Thank you!

    5. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

      we mostly only recommend upto 45 days but if you’re more comfortable on that day, then go ahead

  45. rosa

    January 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Am on day 2 of nc after back and forth of fights, blocking and unblocking and now he has blocked me again after i got emotional that he told me he is dating someone. just feeling confused because every day before this he has been sending messages and updates of what he is doing and recently he told me he bought me some stuff which he knows i would like. I panicked and got really emotional after he told me that he is actually dating someone then in the midst of it all insulted the new girl, which led him to block me. we broke up a month qnd a half ago. what is the best way to be strong for nc?

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 25, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Hi Rosa,

      keep in mind that the more you’re available, the more he will take you for granted

  46. Dreida

    January 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm


    I’ve been on NC for almost 3 weeks, and I’m still deciding if to contact him after the 30-45 days, I’m very scared to get hurt all over again and it could happen since he doesn’t know what he wants, if he even wants a relationship. I put a lot of effort into the relationship while he just checked out of it. His idea of getting to know what he wants was to get me out of his life and to see if he misses me enough, we fought a lot. Maybe 45 days isn’t enough time in this case, should I go longer in the NC? You say to take action, but aren’t I giving him the idea that he still “has me” by contacting him first? Also, I don’t have ties to my ex-boyfriend’s family nor circle of friends, so how can I change the external beliefs? Thank you.

    1. EBR Team Member: Amor

      EBR Team Member: Amor

      January 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Don’t send a friend request during nc.. Do it after nc when you’ve built enough rapport. I think you should make it 45 days.. Make your posts public, so that he can see it through mutual friends or when he gets curious. That’s your indirect way of showing your improvements.