I Want Him Back! Tips to Make You More Desirable to Your Ex
“I want him back!” That’s the tune you seem to be singing these days, isn’t it? You and your guy have gone through a rough patch that ended in a break up. Now that the emotional dust has settled and you’ve had a chance to survey the damage to your heart, you’re ready to jump back into a relationship with him. The problem is that he may not feel the same way about you. What’s a girl in your position to do? Do you chase after him to try and get him to pay attention to you again? No! Do you work on making him seethe with jealousy so he’ll beg you to come back? Absolutely not! Or do you gain some insight into male psychology so you can push certain triggers within him that will persuade him to think he wants you back? Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
Whenever a woman says, “I want him back,” it’s almost inevitably followed by the words, “and I’ll do anything to make it happen.” That’s a big no-no in the world of emotional logic. If you make it known to your ex that you’re willing to jump as high as he wants or beg as often as he desires, in a bid to get him back, you’re diminishing your own self worth. He’s going to see you as someone who values herself based on someone else, in this case him. In other words, if you show him that you’ll jump through hoops to get him back, you’re essentially telling him that he’s more important than you are in your own eyes. That’s not something you ever want to have happen with any man, especially one that you want to get back into your life.
Shift Your Attitude to Make Him Want You Back
If you want him back you’re going to have to shift your attitude from that of a desperate love sick girl to a confident, self assured woman. Men aren’t interested in women who chase them endlessly, particularly women who they used to date. He’s already seen all your flaws so if you show him that you are also pathetic in the aftermath of a break up, he’s going to run in the opposite direction as fast as his feet will carry him. You have to pull yourself together and at least give the illusion that you are okay without him. It’s this one thing that will make a huge impact on your ex.
I know it can be hard to tear yourself away from thinking about him constantly, but there are specific things you can do that will make it easier. I always advise women to finish something they’ve been putting off after the break up. It may be a course that you’ve always wanted to take in the evenings or perhaps it’s a room that needs painting in your apartment. Maybe you’ve been longing to spend time with a friend you haven’t seen in years. Choose something that has been on your to-do list for some time and get it done. Then move on to the next thing. If you can shift your focus to things that you are eager to do, you’ll find that you think about your ex less and less.
Use No Contact or Limited Contact to Get His Interest Back
Many people advocate no contact after a break up and I recognize the value in this. Essentially, by not talking with your ex at all you’re not only giving him the chance to see how strong you are without him but you’re also giving yourself time to not only breathe, but to grieve as well. You have to let go of the lost relationship because no matter what, you two aren’t going to be able to recapture that exactly as it was.
If you don’t feel you can completely do no-contact, then do limited contact. That means that you don’t actively seek out chances to contact your ex but you do respond if he contacts you. Your only responses should be cordial, but not overly friendly. Keep your composure, always end the conversation first and then let him be the one to contact you again. If you can do this, you’ll be showing him that no matter what, you’re not going to chase after him again.
Time can be your best ally when it comes to getting a man to want you back. He’s not going to be able to process the emotions that come with a break up as quickly as you do. Men just aren’t wired that way. He needs time to see what he’s lost and you need to give him that time.
I understand how hard it can be to love a man you’re no longer with. Please read about my personal break up story and how I went from being distraught over the loss of the man I adored to getting him back.