This Article is About
negative behaviors
best bet
breakups
common defense
defense mechanism
impossible task
exes
three steps
two steps
fallout
Get My Ex Boyfriend Back - Learn How It's Done
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Get My Ex Boyfriend Back  -  Learn How It\'s Done

Although breakups are never easy or pleasant, they don't have to be the end of the story. Lots of people reconnect with their exes every day. The key to success is to avoid a lot of negative behaviors commonly associated with the process of breaking up - and the fallout that happens afterwards. It's vital to choose your path carefully. Unlike many other life lessons that pop up throughout the course of your life, a mistake here could definitively ruin your chances. By following the three steps below, you are giving yourself the best chance possible to "get my ex boyfriend back" - and avoiding the stigmatism of being a "crazy ex" entirely.

Step 1 - Avoid a Messy Scene:

A lot of breakups tend to look like the results of a bomb blast. Pieces of strewn everywhere and both people leave hurt, confused and angry. While a mess may seem inevitable, it doesn't have to be that way. There are two steps to avoiding a messy scene at the end of a relationship.

Firstly, you need to honestly examine the reality of the situation. It's easy to slip into denial - you think that the breakup is just a temporary glitch in the plan and that you're going to be back together before you can turn around. Denial may be a handy and common defense mechanism but it's not one that's going to get you anywhere in the long run. For now, you need to realize that your relationship is over. You can plan for the future later - after you and your ex have gotten back together.

Secondly, you need to eliminate all contact with your ex-boyfriend. That means no midnight texts, no random emails, no voicemails, no notes taped to his windshield, no breaking into his apartment - nothing. This period of zero contact needs to last for substantially longer than an hour or two. Your best bet is to steer clear of him for about a month. This may seem like an impossible task, but it does get easier as time passes. When you're not constantly in his face, he's going to miss having you around. Your disappearance makes him start to think about things differently and in turn, he's going to start thinking about you differently as well.

Step 2 - Fine-Tune Your Rough Edges:

Relationships have a tendency to make you feel comfortable and while comfort is typically considered a bonus, it can have some negative aspects as well. How many times did you slack off on going to the gym because you'd rather go home and watch a movie with your boyfriend? How many times did you have to decline an invite from a friend because you and your ex already made other plans?

Now is the time to make the most of your free time and pick up the slack on things that you've been neglecting. Get a group of girlfriends together to hit up the gym more often. Go for walks around the neighborhood. Finish that book or project that you've wanted to do. Keeping busy is essential to successfully keeping away from your ex and physical activity has been proven time and time again to relieve stress, tension and depression - and it makes you look amazing in the process.

Step 3 - Rely on Friends and Family:

Turning into a hermit in your living room is not the most positive approach to life imaginable - although in this situation it's a normal one. No one says that you have to go through this process alone. Even though you're keeping your distance from your ex, you don't have to be isolated. What do you think friends are for? Get out there and reconnect with your closest friends - or make new ones. Not only can they keep your mind occupied, they can help you avoid temptation to make contact with your ex and even make you forget that you wanted to.

If you're wondering how following these steps is going to 'get my ex boyfriend back', you'd be surprised. They are designed to provoke a response - without requiring you to give up your self-respect in the process. By keeping your distance and focusing on yourself for a while, your ex is going to notice that you haven't been hounding him and that will make him wonder why. Once his curiosity is piqued, he's going to wonder if you're over him and if you've already managed to get over your relationship.

These key factors will prompt him to reach out and establish contact first. When you respond with your new, positive attitude, his head is going to be spinning - and he's going to find you more attractive than ever. By putting the focus on yourself instead of him, you're putting the ball in his court and make it much easier to get him back again. By refusing to chase after him for a second chance, you're going to be on his mind - and from there it's just a matter of keeping your cool while he turns on the charm all over again.

Your Next Steps

The 'getting my ex boyfriend back' road is a tough one to walk and you have to be prepared for some ups and downs along the way. That being said, there are some additional things that you can do to ensure that your journey is more successful. First you have to understand the male psyche and why making these break up mistakes will make your ex boyfriend see you in negative terms.

You should also be aware of the real way that he feels about you now. Be on the look out for signs he still loves you. If you can get beneath all of the pretense and read his body language, you will speed up the reconciliation process considerably.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
He Doesn't Want To Get Back Together - Real Reasons
If you're completely lost when it comes to the rationality behind why he doesn't want to get back together, you're not alone. A lot of women are caught completely unaware in an unexpected breakup and don't know which path to take in order to try and get an ex back.…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Oct 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Get Back Up!
The motto is get back up. It sounds really great until it is us. Do you ever feel like you are going along and doing pretty good, then, you find yourself right back in the mess (sins) you used to be in? You’re not alone. Thanks to God, by the…
By: Connie Milam in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jul 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Struggling To Find Child Care
Last evening, I was devastated to learn that our beloved babysitter would no longer be able to work for us. As any parent knows, it is so hard to find child care. Further, this is no ordinary babysitter - she is a family friend who adores our son. We trust…
By: Angela Martin in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Sep 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

My Ex Boyfriend Won't Take Me Back - What's Wrong?
When you're determined to win back a relationship that has fallen apart, it's easy to fall prey to particular behaviors that may get a response from your ex-boyfriend (at least initially) but will overall negatively affect your attempts to win him back. Breakups have a tendency to bring out the…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Oct 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Why He Stopped Texting
It feels like crap when a guy you like just stops texting you. Often this happens gradually. He starts out with a bang, then it dwindles down and you slowly notice his texts become less and less. Other times it just happens one day, he stopped texting. Why do guys…
By: robinincarolina in  Relationships  >  Dating   Dec 13, 2013  
9
  Likes: 133

Winning Back Your Ex Boyfriend - Useful Tips
If you've always wished that there was a handbook that could guide you through the process of winning back your ex-boyfriend, you're in luck. You probably recognize that not all the advice out there is going to lead you in the right direction, and with all of your friends telling…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Oct 15, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

How Often Do Ex Wives Try Getting Back With Thier Husband?
Ex wives are much less likely to try to get back together with their ex husbands than a girlfriend would an ex boyfriend. You can increase these chances and make your ex wife want you back.... even make her chase after you and try to get you back.... When you…
By: J.M. Shoar in  Relationships  >  Marriage   Dec 12, 2011  
43
  Likes: 21

Does Backlinking Still Work?
Backlinks are one way links to your site. In Google's eyes, they were once a sign of the popularity and quality of the content your site has to offer. The problem is that this system was badly abused which led to changes in the way Google views backlinks. This begs…
By: Chip Paulson in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Aug 14, 2013  
16
  Likes: 5

Why Can't I Get Back My Ex Boyfriend? - The Truth
Getting to the bottom of your breakup is an important element if you're looking to reverse the process and eventually get back together. You can't fix something when you don't know exactly what broke it. Reliving the breakup speech delivered as quickly as possible by your ex-boyfriend may not shed…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Oct 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Tears Never Work to Get Your Ex Back – Try This Instead
It's true. Tears are never a good idea as a weapon to get your ex back after a breakup. Tears are too scripted for many women and men learn to distrust them over time. In fact, some men find tears to be the biggest kind of turnoff in the world.…
By: T Dub Jackson in  Relationships  >  Conflict   Mar 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

VPN for Burkina Faso - Using A Virtual Private Network In Africa
It can be difficult to find out information about how to get a VPN for Burkina Faso, or what the advantages of doing this are, because this African country is not well known in the rest of the world. However, just like in other countries, the internet in Burkina Faso…
By: Roderick B in  News and Society  >  International   Mar 17, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Where Can I Learn Parkour - places To Where You Can Learn Parkour
A lot of beginners ask the question: where can I learn parkour? Is there a coach I should hire? Are there groups I can join? Where do I practice? How do I practice? Am I doing it right? How do I overcome my fears? All of these are great questions…
By: Caleb R. in  Recreation and Sports  >  Extreme   Feb 26, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Ways To Win A Man Back - Do Not Lose Your Self Respect!
There are a million different options when it comes to winning a man back. Some are successful, some are decent and some are downright horrible. Before you decide on a plan of action, you need to consider the ramifications. Could it backfire? Are you thinking clearly or reacting based on…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Aug 21, 2012  
0
  Likes: 3

How To Get Him Interested Again
So you feel some distance and you are wondering how to get him interested again.  Maybe he stopped calling and texting or maybe he just disappeared.  You are wondering what happened and how to get his interest back.  First it is important to understand what you could have done to…
By: robinincarolina in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Oct 03, 2011  
0
  Likes: 94

Getting Into Business School: Learning to Earn
To succeed in any kind of business these days, there has to be a strong business sense, a level head and for the best bet, a business school degree. Hopefully that degree will take your business nature and show you where you are strongest and what you will need to…
By: Heather Brown in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1660    Report this Article