Although many of us find ourselves in a breakup, more often than not, we don’t want to find ourselves there. Perhaps your story simply isn’t finished, or maybe you have lingering feelings that you didn’t know would re-emerge.
Whatever the reason is for you continuing to think about your ex, the good news is that there is hope. It’s possible to get your ex back and rekindle the love that you once had. Here are some of the most foolproof tips to help you get back your old flame in no time.
Stop Contacting Them
Even though your first instinct may be to persistently call them, the opposite is more effective. If you are continuously contacting them, then you won’t give them time to miss you. Relationship experts agree that no contact is the best way to make them realize what they’re missing, and give them the chance to forget the bad memories.
It’s important that you hold yourself back from temptation even when all you want to do is call them. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder, so make yourself scarce, and let them wonder what you’re up to.
Focus on Yourself
It’s easy to find yourself pining over your ex and obsessing over what went wrong. Yet one of the best things you can do during your breakup is to focus on yourself. Give yourself time to work on areas of your life that need improvement. Focus on your passions and interests.
Whether you are passionate about cars, or always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, get involved however you can in something that makes you excited. The busier you keep yourself, the last time you’ll have to feel sad and focus on your broken heart.
Don’t Stalk Them
Even though you might want to deny that you’re guilty of this— you may very well be. If you still have your ex on social media, fight the urge to internet stalk them and see what they’re up to.
This will only increase your desire to see them and may even come across as creepy. Nowadays, people can see who views their stories, so if your name is consistently coming up seconds after they post something, then you may be giving off stalker vibes.
Do yourself a favor and delete them so you’re not tempted to check up on them 10,000 times a day. Out of sight out of mind rings true, particularly when it comes to social media.
Don’t Give In
When your ex finally re-contacts you, don’t jump at the first opportunity to hang out with them. Make yourself a little mysterious, and maybe even say you’re busy. If you make it too easy for them, you may not get the results you want.
Show them that you’re a prize to be won, and they’ll have to do a little work if they want to see you again. By following these tips and focusing on the bigger picture, you should get your ex back in no time. The question is, will you want them once they come back?