snap. Struggling with life, i carried on. It’s been 8 months, and she’s still all i think about…all no contact except for a few weeks after the breakup when I tried to get her to reconsider. So here are the five things I’ve found most helpful in coping with unrequited love. I’m so happy the phone doesn’t ring and her nagging emails stopped. She likes your company as it's about as close as it will ever get towards being any form of relationship, this enables her to feel like she is never alone. It doesn’t matter if you find her especially attractive. He’s acting like I’ve done something horribly wrong. That’s not to say that there isn’t a long journey ahead, but at least it means the journey has begun! I reached a point where my feelings were starting to control my actions, and as a result I did damage to our friendship on her birthday by neglecting her for the entire night, because I did not want my jealous feelings to come out and see her with some random guy. That is called unrequited love—love that is not returned or rewarded. So, this is about men getting women back. When ever i tried to talk to her, she would shun me rudely, saying i was an egoist who could not allow smbody to walk away.. You'll either get over her and you and her can truly be friends again, or you'll start dating a real prospect who is interested in you "in that way" and your involvement with this girl won't matter very much down the road. He keeps calling and texting me throughout the day. This was helpful. She’s nice and she didn’t do anything wrong. For 10 months I stayed her best friend, helped her through everything and was always there for her when she needed it. .. we r just frnds now and yesterday night we had sex chat after very long time almost a year n half … now she suddenly blocked me … what is she thinking? I unwisely stayed with her but never worked out the problems we had. and you really will have nothing in the end. Here are 12 good reasons why the no contact rule has to be your best friend for now. Ive dated she’s dated. I cried every single night and missed all the beautiful times we had together. Back to me in a week id say it’s. × I don’t understand how someone can just sit and wait for affection knowing that it is seriously affecting a relationship without mentioning it to me, to give me a chance to rectify it. By The thing that I’m unclear about however, is, does the No Contact rule apply in the same way if you’ve already reconciled and split again? Maria: Have you seen Antony, lately? Now I have decide to implement the no contact rule…its been four days already… is a bit hard for me because I have to see him every day as he is my landlord……just yesterday he texted and I didn’t respond……how should I go about this…lol…pls. 2) No contact was the right way to go about it and you should cut her off forever because if you do meet someone awesome and you still have feelings for this girl the other person in your life will pick up on that and it might ruin something truly great. We will see. But if you’re the one left nursing a broken heart in your lonely room while your current ex flits and jumps from one happy facebook picture to the next, then the no contact rule definitely applies to you. You see, the no contact rule would have allowed us both time to think, to let the hurt fade, and allow us to figure out how to deal with the problems. I couldn’t do it whether I was the dumper or the dumpee. Forgiveness has no conditions. Well it's obvious she has made sure you're friend zoned. If both of you decide to part ways because there’s no real love in the romance anymore, it’s a happy ending *wow, the irony of it all!*. I’m amazed, I must say. Little does she know, I don’t want her back. He broke up with me by text and moved out that week which was a week before Thanksgiving and my 39th bday (which fell on Thanksgiving). I found out over time that he had some serious baggage from his last relationship, and he eventually ended it. I really thought that when I saw him for the first time, that I’d come undone. by that time , the worst of my pain was over and I was not keen to give a person who lied to me a 2nd chance. But it’s just so hard. Even watching your ex flirt with someone, or staring at a few happy pictures of your ex on facebook hugging someone else can annoy you. Are you the same poster as Adjo? It’s not about women getting men back. The no contact rule is a great rule that’s been passed on through the ages, or so I believe. Now he is happy with someone close to his age and he text me me mentioning a favorite memory and telling me he is happy. It's important to tell this person you're leaving and immediately cut off contact with them. The no contact rule is about cutting off communication with your ex to create space for you both to heal, reflect, and get back together as a couple. It’s just that I wasn’t the rig I love But at the same time, you are teaching her that it's okay for her to use and abuse you. I have released my past and so want a future with her. After he moved out, we remained friends and we always fooled around, but didn’t label anything. Once you have started nourishing yourself with healthy foods, exercising, and really loving yourself all the way to your core, that is another sign active no contact is really working. When I tried to get her back she said horrible things to me and accused of things that weren’t even true, she never once talked to me like that when we were together…I didn’t know she was capable of saying such hurtful things. You love your ex, and you can’t ever imagine not talking to them or seeing them every day. I feel like I'm back on the path towards finally being happy and myself again. She got help I hid. I disagree and ask her not to contact me. Went out, did the mundane and pushed myself to continue to meet people. It has made him mad with jealousy. about 1 year later , i met someone and started dating. A lot of people will shut the world out when love is unrequited, but if you really want to do some soul healing, spend some time with the people who do love and appreciate you and show you that love. so i told our mutual friends very politely of course to mind their own business. 1 to 2 weeks max no contact. I wish I could’ve red this before I texted my ex telling him how I felt now I feel like shit because he lead me on talking on the phone for a hour telling me he missed me too and then today texted me telling me sorry he’s in a happy relationship. Be good to yourself as you were good to me. I want to do the NC again, it just saddens me that I have to go back to square one. But you know what, unfortunately for you, you really have no choice here. I am devastated beyond words. Your self-esteem can rebuild itself. My mother, my friends, almost everyone disagreed and said that what I did was “cruel and mean,” and that I was “over-reacting.” I still didn’t listen, because he’s already dating someone else, and I have a crush on someone else. I wish I knew if he was coming Then I applied the no contact rule and within two days he called me and started to come around with his emotions. No contact is only needed if you find contact prevents either of you moving on or blocks you finding other people. We talked, We Cried and we made eachother promises about the future. We saw each other pretty regularly due to shared activities and friends. He would still flirt with me and tell me he missed me. You can’t move on if you’re stuck in the same spot in your love life. A piece of your heart is missing because you’ve given it away to your ex. Memories have a sneaky way of cropping up each time you see your ex. You're not scared she won't want to be friends - what you're scared of is not having the opportunity to try again to convince her to be with you. Can you really handle the awkwardness all the time? However much i may miss it, if our love was not meant to be strong enough, it was not the love of my life. Ask God for strength to follow through on what you know is best. My ex gf is pulling a no contact on me. I have used the no contact rule and changed my entire outlook on this. Trying to weigh the pros and cons of taking such a drastic action? The past, is well, the past and it should stay in the past. But after reading this article and thread I’m going to stop completely. I have counselled many people hurt badly by the loss of love. I have been this guy, for a few different girls, back when I was in my 20's, so I know this by experience. Get your energy, your sanity, your self-esteem and your power back, so that you can live. #6 Your life is cluttered with broken memories. Unfortunately, he said he has “no reason” to drop the other woman. He told me he loves me, that the situation is killing him and that he has decided to come and see me on my birthday. It am truly heartbroken and think about her all the time. One of the greatest barriers to moving on after a breakup is that you simply can't stop thinking about your ex. At the same time, it incurrs a great risk few consider: Most people are part of a social circles and despite the feigned indifference of someone who has seen their partner break off a relationship, it is not uncommon for the following conversation to take place: Maria: Have you seen, Antony lately. Only when you take an emotional step away will you be able to look around and find new things to fill that emptiness you feel in your heart. I’m guilty of all 5 point you listed here. If I went quiet for a little bit she'd always ask me why I never messaged her. This is the toughest part, u dont want to meet anyone, cant talk to them abt yourself and yet you have to go through life. I believe he loves me a lot. This feels so true and it really helped me understand why my heartbreaks always outlasted the actual time of relationship. They can miss you but not want back with you so until i got a text that said lets talk or I love you and want to make this work , u do not reply to breadcrumbs but if their intentions are to get back or work it out and they are begging non stop then yes break contact I did no contact for almost three weeks . I want my boyfriend back I miss him terribly and believe with all the changes we have a new chance to make it work, but no word from him respecting the letter and i need to leave him alone now as i made one attempt and i want to b fair to him and give him space. Nothing I’ve learned over the years makes unrequited love not suck. But if you apply the rule it can work in both ways. She avoided me like crazy . Any contact you make with him will set you back. Toxic Love Addiction: The Main Reason Why Going No Contact is So Hard. Having also been on the other end of unrequited love, the chased rather than the chaser, it’s never easy to let a friend down, or to feel guilty for not being able to make them happy in the way they’d like. I read comments men and women have left on different articles about the no contact rule, I just want to give you a different perspective from the side of the dumper. When we said our initial goodbyes its was the usual sob, please lets give it another go etc. And would let me treat her like my girlfriend even around people. [Read: How to let go of someone you love by hating them]. Will we ever connect again? Several common reasons emerged in the collected narratives, however. Display as a link instead, × And, by using the NC rule, even if things don’t work out the second time, I get to walk away with my dignity and know that there’s no possibility for me to be the crazy ex-girlfriend , The NC rule is more for you to move on with your life. The no contact rule is a great rule that’s been passed on through the ages, or so I believe. No. And the worst part, not a single person in the world would truly understand what you feel at that moment. It's best to finally cut all loses and never look back as much as you want to be there. But just after that i startet missing him and i tried getting him back. She never told me anything was wrong, even when I asked. Posting Dramallama's awesome thread on here for redditors to refer to when they're not sure to go No Contact after a break up or are seriously thinking of breaking No Contact. my first serious gf and I dated while we were in university and things went well and I fell madly in love in her. I didn’t though, because I realized that my life is mashed potatoes (which are awesome, btw), and that he was just the gravy on top…a little better, but I don’t need it. It’s not about ulterior motives, it’s about quieting your heart and strengthening your spirit. The fact that you've got "a battle going on inside" says you're not over this girl. This is a fairly common phenomena, and you are no exception. If your goal is to reduce the pain, “no contact” might deliver. You KNOW you don't want to be friends, what you want is a shot at a relationship with her and it's just not going to happen. Searching for reasons to cut your ex off? She might even make out with you occasionally too, but even that does'n't mean she's interested romantically. Maybe your broke up with him and are looking for a way of getting over the relationship and moving on. Get the very best of LovePanky straight to your inbox! This new SO of my ex is having a problem with her ex too. Vincent: Oh, he mentions you from time to time. It would give him time to think about missing me. I’m not sure if the mature thing is to retain contact and aim for an amicable split. Is this a permamnent split and by doing no contact (day 6 by the way) is this going to help or hinder my chances? I tried for a month to make amends and fix the friendship, with a little bit of success but things were still weird. Is it because in 8 years first time she sent me her nude pic n she is nt feeling gud about it? I finally realized that no contact was the only way out, so I blocked all contact with him. You have to move on and forget her forever. Goodbye.”). Neither of us were happy about it. She does not know why her feeling have ended. In our culture, we don’t give space to mourn the loss of unrequited love. We hung out constantly, she called me all the time and we would talk everyday for hours on end. She said we should not contact each other which I agreed too. It’s either on or it’s not. [Read: 10 things to do after a break up to feel better immediately]. I started no contact, and he texted me once, and we both made some small talk, and left it at that. Well, last week, a mutual friend invited me out…and guess who showed up!?!? He has broken up with me several times during our 1.6 years of dating. then merely say, “As you wish. [Read: Are you still in love with your ex?]. I think it applies to yours. 5. I knew it wasn’t right for years but I kept hoping things would change….just kidding myself. “In order to get over these initial [withdrawal] symptoms, give yourself at least 30 days of no contact to start, ... "Unrequited love is love-ish, or love light," Lewandowski explains. No contact at least for the next year or so, and then hopefully I will have regained some semblance of sanity. No “friendship.” He is not your friend. I mean if I had cheated I think I wouldn have to be the one to try and make first move but he had already admitted he wasn’t treating me right so I felt I should wait on him . Her Facebook private and I know nothing about her . But if you’d … He made it seem like i am the person in the wrong. Do you love pain? He was 12yrs younger than me. Ultimately you fall in love to be better, not worse. I’m getting on with work and social stuff but I feel weak in the face of no contact. The night we fought that led to our brake up was bc he thought I was looking over his shoulder at a text. The worst thing she could say was that we probably should have just spent more time apart rather than see each other every day. He says we can’t be friends bc it’s too soon. [Read: 10 steps to get over your romance with a happy memory]. But i did. I’m sure one day it will just stop hurting and then I will be ready for a new relationship and talk to my ex without any bad feelings. My doctor told me to give him an ultimatum and just let him go. Sometimes people just want out of the deal. If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be alone. He’s making me feel guilty for not wanting to be friends with him. She'll cuddle with you and hold your hand, but in her mind this is just playful platonic behavior. And for crying out loud, avoid looking for ways to bump into them just so you can shake hands or exchange a warm-but-awkward hug. He’s being completely cold, almost as if he never loved me and the past 2yrs were not genuine. It sucks, it’s hard, and terrible. Simple as that. 2) No contact was the right way to go about it and you should cut her off forever because if you do meet someone awesome and you still have feelings for this girl the other person in your life will pick up on that and it might ruin something truly great. Broke off 3 times because of her niglect and insecurity or disrespect. Feel like just giving up on everything. This is dedicated to all those who loved truly and suffered like i did….1st NC worked out for me..2nd…and this is more important than me, you or anyone…If u love smthing, set it free, if it comes back, it was yours, if it does not….It never was…(here i add to the popular saying…” TRUE LOVE FOR YOU from the other person” ). Active No Contact Rule When You Have Kids - Soulfulfilling Love She's treating you like crap, whether you've realized that or not. I have left my husband now and bought my own home which i shared with my boyfriend in the letter. Every now and then a break-up happens that shouldn’t have happened. He was so emotional. In that time she, admittedly but not without having some type of evidence on my part, cheated on me twice. When my ex and I first broke up we mutually continued to talk for several weeks, but then he said he wanted absolutely no contact (not ever) because he felt it was a slippery slope. Her friend said she was single and looking for realashion. Ask an opposite friend (outside of your inner circle ) to lunch or coffee. I also notice he never seemed to call or texted much either…..I asked him about it and he really got upset , rude actually. This time, it was him who wanted the breakup, not myself. When you have the no contact rule, you’re allowing yourself to be free of their clutches. My doctor told me I should continue to use the no contact rule until I get what I want, which is for him to drop the other woman. CL Grant has authored many relationship books, including "30 Day No Contact Rule," "The Reality of Being the Other Woman," and "Ex Addict." However, you need to be totally honest with yourself and determine how genuine your feelings of "friendship" for this girl really are. Things to know before becoming friends with your ex, I miss him but I don’t think he misses me, 16 signs your ex still loves you and wants you back, Things to know before you google your ex’s name, 10 things to do after a break up to feel better immediately, How to use a rebound relationship to get over a breakup, Questions to ask yourself to find out if you should date your ex again. The fifth sign that the active no contact rule is working is that you no longer live in reaction to your ex. The best may not be pleasing but if it’s the right thing you will receive in kind and more. no contact after a breakup means no contact, any contact, period. If you’re still in love with your lover, and yet, your lover arm twists you into a breakup because they don’t care about you anymore or are dating someone else, then that’s a sad ending for you and probably a happy ending for your soon-to-be-ex. Unrequited love is all about being invisible to the one you love. We held hands and cuddled all the time so I don’t know what more he wanted. But at the end of the day, you deserve to be with someone who actually loves being with you. You'll know you're over her when you don't care either way whether she's in your life or not. Required fields are marked *. Love is hugely complex and everyones situation different, you must first forgive yourself and start to love yourself before your heart will be open to letting someone new into your life and if it so happens that in the future a friendship or even a reconciliation with your EX is on the cards there is no amount of stratigising or planning that will make that happen. Why don't they realize it? It’s killing me and I don’t know what to do. Of course she led you on and kept you thinking that it was just a matter of time before she responded positively - all woman love the attention, and further, they love the idea of having the faithful guy friend they know want them, and the faithful guy friend who they know will treat them like a queen when they need that treatment, without having to call him a boyfriend, yet alone having to sleep with him. I was very angry…always. I don't mean to sound harsh but I feel really sympathetic toward you and I think this girl is a bit of a b*tch who deserves neither your time or attention. The no contact rule is a technique to get your ex back but also an appropriate response to being dumped or broken up with.   Pasted as rich text. This is especially true if your ex has already moved on. You would usually go no-contact after this person has affected you negatively and it is ultimately better to no longer have anything to do with the person. This subreddit is for support for those that have, or want to, go no-contact. #3 Focus on the healing. back again. Im in the usual state of hope and thinking of what could be when in all honesty it couldn’t be. On the other hand, if you want to be known as a man who is understanding, gets knocked down but gets right back up, is gentle, and life-affirming, forget “no-contact:” . IMPORTANT- Please reply back with your name, phone, email address, and country. Thanks everyone, it means a hell of a lot to me. Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating to this.|, Your email address will not be published. You wish you could be the one to make him/her gush with love, but sadly you’re just the invisible man. Once she's got you hooked again, she shows you that she doesn't want you that close. At first I noticed there were some interest on his end, but I ignored them because I thought he was not exactly my type….I must admit however, he is a very handsome man in his mid forties. In reality, Dante loved Beatrice from a distance and they had little to no contact with one another. Friends don't cause you pain. We had some problems, but he did a 360 degree turnaround. .. Attempting to contact them or contacting them will simply make you look weaker in their eyes and will further hurt any chance you may have of getting them back later. Everyday was an adventure. Don’t wait to long or they will be someone else. Unrequited love is the notion of caring about someone and giving them your whole heart, only to be denied. I was so happy and excited to see him. As long as you stay around your ex, you’ll constantly remember how much you miss your relationship. She's not holding it against you that you left, she's probably relieved. It sounds harsh, but well, that’s what the no contact rule is all about. You know how I wrote a book entitled Your Love is My Drug? He was very helpful in helping me get all set up in my apartment…..then allowed me my space even though I still notice and interest. I bet your friends just shake their heads every time you tell them about the latest chapter in this sad saga. If she had an unselfish heart SHE would have been the one to cut you loose for your own good instead of letting you play the role of 'best friend'. Unrequited Love. when i see him and my heart stops, but i know that seeing me is just a second in his day, im overcome with pain. 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