Unlike video games, you don’t get unlimited chances to win her back. You only get a handful of chances. And if you are not prepared, you will screw it up.

So how do you NOT SCREW UP this time?

If you want to get your ex girlfriend back, you need to take this as a mission. Almost like a video game. If asking her to get back together is the final fight in this game, you need to level up and win a lot of mini fights before doing that.

I’ll explain how to do that in a moment. But first, let me introduce myself and tell you a bit about why I am writing this.

My name is Kevin Thompson, and I’ve been helping people with breakups for more than a decade now. I’ve helped thousands of guys just like you get their ex girlfriends back. (Read more about me and this website here.)

This article is everything I wish I had access to when I wanted to get my ex girlfriend back after a bad breakup.

When she broke my heart, left it in pieces and all I could think was how to win her back.

When I couldn’t eat or sleep for days.

When I woke up in the middle of the night crying and feeling lonely, with no one around me to give me good advise. Always wondering if I have a chance get her back. If I can find a way make her want me back again. If there was a way to make her love me again.

If only I knew back then what I know now. I hope no other guy feels so hopeless and helpless when they are going through a bad breakup. This is why I’ve made this article FREE for everyone to peruse.

But before you read forward, I want you to know that this guide is focused on winning her back and KEEPING HER in a healthy, long lasting relationship.

A relationship that both of you can enjoy in, thrive in and grow in together as lovers; for a very longtime.

This guide is not a trick or a bandage solution for your broken relationship. It’s not designed to get your ex girlfriend back immediately. It’s designed to get her back permanently.

What is this Article?

This article is your ultimate guide on how to win your ex girlfriend back. I’ve designed this article in stages. Just like in a video game.

Why?

If you and the girl you love just broke up, you are probably going through a lot of pain, heartache, grief, obsessiveness and confusion.

In fact, if you are reading this article, there’s a good chance you are very confused and don’t know where to go from here. There’s a good chance you are confused about what to do and what not to do.

This guide is designed to take the confusion out of the equation. Think of it as a manual, a walkthrough, a game plan or a strategy guide for the current mission in this game called your love life.

Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back By Leveling Up

Mission: Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back And Keep Her Permanently

This article will tell you exactly what to do from this point onward to get your ex girlfriend back fast and keep her. This guide will give you a blueprint to get her back as soon as possible in a healthy and long lasting relationship.

Who this guide is for?

This guide is for you if you want your ex girlfriend back, your ex wife back or your ex fiancé back.

Following this guide will make your ex girlfriend want you back if you are a teenager in high school, you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or even if you are older than that.

This guide will help you get your ex girlfriend back after she dumped you. And it will help you get her back if you dumped her and still want her back.

This guide is NOT for you if you are looking for tricks or manipulation to get her back fast.

This guide IS for you if you are afraid of losing her and want to make her want you back in a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP as soon as possible.

This article is long, and you will probably need to refer to it from time to time over the next few months. So it’s best to bookmark it so you can easily find it again.

Table of Content

Step 1: Take Control of Yourself, Stop Panicking and Don’t Do Anything that May Push Her Away

Stage - Valley Of Grief

Stage: The Valley of Grief

Objectives:

  • Stop Panicking and Pushing Her Away
  • Take Action to Regain Composure
    • Start No Contact
    • Grieve
  • Accept The Breakup (Optional Until Later)
  • Heal By Spending Time With Loved Ones (Optional)

When you lose the girl you love, you are bound to panic. You activate the fight or flight response in your brain. And when your brain is panicking, it doesn’t think logically.

Instead, it relies on your instincts. It goes into overdrive trying to make sense of it all and in a state of panic, it makes you do things that ultimately pushes your ex girlfriend away.

Stop Panicking And Pushing Your Ex Girlfriend Away

The goal of this stage is to get yourself to stop panicking and pushing your ex away. To do that, you must understand what you are going through and what you are doing that is pushing your ex away.

Understand the Grief You are Going Through Right Now

Breakup grief is a bitch. That’s the best way I can put this. Once you lose your the girl you loved, you are likely to go through the five stages of grief.

The stages namely.

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

The stages of grief are pretty self explanatory so I’ll not go into details about them. But when you are trying to win her back fast, you need to watch out for the first three stages of grief.

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • And Bargaining

As we will see in the next section, these three stages of grief are likely to make you do things that will push your ex away and make her think that breaking up with you was the best decision she ever made.

Understand What Pushes Her Away

To make this easier for you to remember, here is a list of mistakes that pushes your ex away after a breakup.

Mistake 1: Begging and Trying to Use Pity

Grief Stage: Bargaining

Example:

“My Girlfriend broke up with me. I can’t live without her. I still love her and will always love her. I can’t be happy without her. Surely, this should be a good enough reason for her to take me back.”

I am not sure if it’s the media, the movies or the damn TV shows. But guys get the idea that if they can show their ex GF how helpless they are without her, she will come back.

They try to beg and plead to get their ex girlfriend back fast. In some cases, guys go to extreme lengths to show their ex how miserable they are without her.

begging your ex gf

The truth is though, no girl is attracted to a weak guy. If you act like you are miserable without her, she will just get less and less attracted to you until she decides to cut you off from her life.

Begging, pleading and being miserable will never make your ex girlfriend want you back. In fact, it’s more likely to push her away.

Mistake 2: Calling and Texting Her All the time

Grief Stage: Denial

Example:

“If I just keep in touch with her, everything will go back to normal. If I don’t let her forget me, she will realize how much she loves me and wants to be with me. I just need to stay in touch with her.”

This one is obvious. The more you text or call your ex, the more you will push her away. Even if you act all casual when you text her, you will still come off as needy as your ex will see right through it.

Texting her again and again is a sign of neediness and desperation and it’s obvious to her no matter how cleverly you try to hide it.

texting ex girlfriend expectations vs reality

Notice how texting and calling her all the time are coming out of neediness and desperation instead of a genuine desire to speak to her and enjoy a conversation with her.

Mistake 3: Telling Her How Much You Love Her and You Will Do Everything for Her

Grief Stage: Bargaining

Example:

“I’ll do anything to get her back. I’ll marry her tomorrow if I must. I will agree to whatever she wants from me and do anything to make her happy.”

Now that she has broken up with you, she doesn’t care how much you love her and what you are willing to do for her.

(Note: It may have worked before the breakup in some cases. But it’s not quite the same after the breakup)

If you tell her how much you love her now, it’s just going to make you look needy and desperate to win her back. It’s going to turn her off and make her respect you less.

The same goes for when you tell her you will do anything to get her back. More commonly known as becoming a doormat.

You can’t let her walk all over you just because you want her back. Even if you manage to convince her to come back this way, she will leave again soon because she will not have any respect for you.

The reason this doesn’t work is because you are doing all these things out of desperation to get her back. Not because you love her, but because you are afraid to lose her to some other guy. Because you are afraid to be alone.

She doesn’t want you to do things for her out of fear. Not unless she is extremely manipulative. In which case, you should still not do it because then you are letting her control you through fear. And she will keep doing it again and again. And that is not the type of relationship I want you to have with her.

All the mistakes we have covered till now are a direct result of insecurity and anxiety. The behaviors discussed above display insecurity, lack of self confidence and a panicked mind. To give you a scientific reference, a study done by Dr Katherine Carnelle, MS, PhD and Paula Pietromonaco PhD, shows that a secure woman would rather choose a secure man over an insecure one.

And if you think about it, insecurity is a hundred times more unattractive after a breakup. If your ex has rejected you once, displaying insecure behavior is only going to make her feel more unattractive towards you.

Mistake 4: Freaking Out About Her Rebound

Grief Stage: Anger, Denial, Bargaining

Example:

“How can she do this to me? She told me she loved me just a couple of weeks ago and now she is sleeping around with someone else. I am going to give her a call and tell her exactly what I think about this and what a @$$#@ she and her new boyfriend is.”

Or

“She is making a huge mistake with that guy. Her new boyfriend is not the right person for her. I am. I need to speak to her fast and convince her to leave the other guy for me. If I don’t, it may be too late.”

In a lot of cases, your ex may start dating immediately after a breakup. In some cases, she might start dating after a week or a month.

But in almost all the cases, her new relationship will be a rebound. And it will end. That’s what happens with majority of rebound relationships. Read more about the nature of rebound relationships here and how to get her back when she has a boyfriend here.

Mistake 5: Degrading Her and Calling Your Ex-Girlfriend Names

Grief Stage: Anger

Example:

“I can’t believe you did this to me. I should have known you were a gold digger.”

Or

“How can you do this to me after all I’ve done for you. Man, you really don’t deserve me. I hope you spend the rest of your life being as miserable as I know you are inside.”

I think it’s pretty obvious why doing something like this will push her further away. No one wants to be with a guy who is abusive.

degrading your ex girlfriend

A study done by Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, and his colleagues, showed that people who are more anxious to get their ex back are more likely to get angry and do things out of anger. This means the more you want your ex back, the more you are prone to making the mistakes above.

So, if you have strong desire to get your ex back, you need to be extra careful and be mindful of your emotions and your actions. If you ever feel the urge to say mean things to your ex girlfriend or do something out of anger, step back, take a deep breath and remind yourself that anything you do out of anger or panic is only going to push your ex away.

What if I have already made these mistakes?

These mistakes are very common. As I mentioned earlier, these mistakes are a direct result of you going through grief and acting on your instincts.

So, if you’ve made them, don’t beat yourself over it. This only means you are human.

And since these mistakes are only human, it’s pretty easy to get your ex to forgive you for them. We will talk about it in the third step of this article.

Actionable Steps to Take (Moderately Important)

  • Change the name of your ex girlfriend to “Don’t Push Her Away” on your phone so you don’t forget about these mistakes in the future.

Take Action to stop panicking and get yourself together

Now that we have learned what mistakes to avoid after the breakup, it’s time to learn what you can do to stop panicking, regain your composure, and stop doing things that push your ex further away.

Start No Contact

In my experience, the easiest way to avoid making any of the above mistakes and heal from the breakup is to start no contact.

What is no contact?

No contact is a simple rule to not contact your ex at all for a certain number of days. You want to remove your ex from your life and from your mind. This means

  • No Texting
  • No Calling
  • No bumping into her at her favorite coffee shop
  • No keeping tabs on her through her friends
  • Staying away from her social media profiles

I know it may seem a little extreme to suddenly cut all contact from your ex, but it’s very important and a very effective way to achieve the objective of this stage. Here’s how it will affect you and your ex.

How No Contact Affects You?

When you cut your ex girlfriend out of your life, you will start seeing things clearly and feel better about yourself. You will realize that you can live without your ex and life is not so bad after all.

In most cases, you are so addicted to having your ex girlfriend in your life, you can’t imagine a life without her. When you stop contacting her, you will go cold turkey on this addiction.

Just like any other addiction, you will slowly recover from it and start seeing things clearly.

It’s very important that you get over the addiction of your ex girlfriend before you reach the third stage of this guide.

You need to get rid of this addiction before you can approach her and get her back. As long as you are addicted to her, you will be needy and desperate. And if you are needy or desperate, you will never be able to approach her from a position of strength.

Even if you try to fake it, she will smell your neediness from a mile away. She was close to you and she knows a lot about you. You won’t be able to fake it for long.

How No Contact Affects Your Ex Girlfriend?

If you’ve made any of the mistakes that push her away, then no contact is the perfect way to reset everything before you start rebuilding attraction with her.

Even if you have not made any of the mistakes above, no contact is still very important because you want to give your ex some time to process the breakup and make her miss you.

When you stop contacting your ex, you will instantly become less needy and desperate in her eyes.

Later, you are going to turn that doubt into a fact by showing her how you’ve changed, and how things will be different when you get her back.

Should I tell her that I am doing no contact?

If you and your ex are on talking terms right now, you can tell her that you need some space and time and you don’t want her to contact you.

Hopefully, she will understand (and will be impressed and confused) and leave you alone. If she doesn’t respect your wishes, then you will just have to ignore her calls and texts.

Wouldn’t this make her want to move on?

Maybe. But just because she wants to move on doesn’t mean she will. In fact, in most cases, this will make her want you back after a breakup.

Remember how you were pushing her away when you kept contacting her and telling her how you love her and will give the world to be with her?

Well, by doing no contact you are pulling back and it’s going to make her want to push. In other words, it’s going to make her miss you and want you in your life. This is what I call the push pull dynamics of a breakup.

Besides, you are not doing this forever, you will only do this for a short while as we will discuss in just a moment.

What if she finds another boyfriend during no contact?

Even if she dates someone else during no contact, it will probably be a rebound and you can still win her back. (Read about rebounds and winning her back from a rebound.)

My girlfriend dumped me for another guy. Should I still do no contact?

Yes, even if she dumped you for another guy, you should still do no contact. In fact, it’s even more important for you to heal than a normal breakup.

How Long Should You Do No Contact For?

Ideally, you should do no contact until you have finished stage 1 and stage 2 of this mission to get your ex girlfriend back permanently.

That means you should do no contact at least until you have stopped panicking, regained your composure and figured out how to defeat the little devils (Stage 2). It can take from two weeks to three months. Read this article on no contact rule to figure out how much no contact is ideal for you.

If you are confused, I recommend you set a time limit of at least 30 days.

I Want To Get My Ex Girlfriend Back Fast. Is This The Fastest Way To Get Her Back?

If you want your ex girlfriend back fast, you need to first ask yourself why. Is it because you are afraid of losing her? Is it because you think that she will find someone else if you don’t act fast?

In most cases, guys want their ex girlfriend back fast because they are needy and desperate. Because they feel their world will collapse if they lose their girlfriend forever. The truth is, if you don’t get rid of this neediness and desperation, your ex girlfriend will leave you again.

Doing no contact (or a variation of it) and following this plan is the fastest way to get her back in a healthy relationship. So, if you want to win her back fast, you should still do no contact and finish stage 2 before trying to contact her.

I was the one who dumped her. Should I still do no contact?

If you want your ex girlfriend back after you broke up with her, then you should simply go and ask her to get back together. If she refuses to get back together, then you should follow this article in it’s entirety. And that means you should still do no contact.

Actionable Steps to Take (Important)

  • Decide how long you need to do no contact
  • Mark your calendar that many days from now with the text “I can contact my ex girlfriend now”.
  • If you and your ex are speaking to each other regularly. Text her the following or something similar. “Hey, I don’t want to come off as rude or anything, but I need some time and space to heal from the breakup and focus on myself. This is why I think I think we both shouldn’t speak to each other for a while. I hope you understand.”

Grieve During No Contact

You lost someone you truly love and wanted to be with. It’s going to hurt. It’s going to hurt a lot.

When you first start no contact, you are going to grieve a lot. You are going to feel all the emotions that people going through grief feel. You will feel denial, anger, depression, confusion and obsession.

Breakup Grief is a roller coaster ride. Sometimes you will feel like crap and sometimes you will feel much better about yourself.

The key is to let yourself feel the emotions and still keep working on yourself. If you feel like crying, let it out. If you feel anger, shout out loud.

But remember to always balance it out and always keep in mind that you need to become a better version of yourself if you want her back.

Occasionally, you must pick yourself up and realize that there is much more to life than relationships and breakup.

You must remind yourself that life will keep throwing challenges at you. You must learn to pick yourself up and get back in the game.

You need to keep moving forward. Here’s a video I recommend you watch when you are feeling down.

Accept the Breakup (optional until later)

Ultimately, you need to reach “The Acceptance” stage of the breakup. That means you need to accept that your ex girlfriend broke up with you and your past relationship is over.

You can start a new relationship with her and that relationship may be an amazing one. But the past relationship is over, and there is nothing you can do about it.

For a lot of guys reading this, the idea of accepting the breakup will be a tough one. You may even trick yourself into thinking that you have accepted the breakup when you are secretly still hoping that things will go back to the way they were.

So, consider this as an optional objective for now. That means, you can move on to Stage 2 without completing this objective. But you need to finish this objective before you contact your ex again.

Spend Time with Your Loved Ones (optional)

One of the reasons our minds panic so hard after a breakup is because of our deep rooted fear of being alone. Of being left out in the world. Of never being loved.

But chances are, you have a lot of people in your life that love you, care about you, and want you to be happy.

Your friends and family can be a very effective healing tool. When you spend time with them and notice how they care about you and love you, your sub-conscious mind will calm down realizing that you are not alone in this world. That you are loved, and you will survive even if you have lost your ex.

This part is optional because a lot of guys don’t have loving families. Some guys don’t even have very close friends. If that’s the case with you, fret not. You can still get your ex girlfriend back.

But you must make a note in your mind to make new friends. Whenever you are ready in the future, you should make an effort to find friends you can trust and rely on to be there for you.

The study done by Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, also showed that guys who are usually the avoidant type, tend to isolate themselves after a breakup and try to suppress their emotions by indulging in alcohol or substance abuse. This is the least effective way to heal from a breakup, improve as a person or to get your ex back.

If you feel you tend to isolate yourself just because it’s in your nature, you must try to overcome this habit and spend time with people who you care about and who care about you.

Pitfall Warning: Do You Think You Don’t Need To Do No Contact?

A lot of guys feel that they can convince their ex girlfriend to come back and they don’t need to do no contact. If you think like that, you must understand that even though there’s a slight chance you will be successful in getting her back, you will most likely fail in keeping her.

Unless you follow Stage 2 of this guide, there’s a very good chance you and your ex will breakup again after getting back together. I have seen this happen to my readers and clients over and over again. And I would hate to see it happen to you.

Pitfall Warning: Are You Planning To Go Out to a Bar or a Pub?

Sometimes guys feel like they can handle the grief and the pain alone. They feel like they can just force themselves to move on. They make the mistake of going out to a pub or a party alone. If you are still grieving, it’s a huge mistake. You will end up feeling sorry for yourself because you are alone and everyone around you seems to have someone as a friend or a lover.

If you are grieving, you should respect your need to have loved ones and support. Reach out to your friends and family if you are feeling lonely. We all need support of other human beings and there is no shame in asking for it.

If you are going out, make sure that you have someone you can have fun with.

Before Moving On

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Step 2: Fix What Was Broken In You and What Was Broken In The Relationship

Stage - Inner Demons

Stage- The Inner Demons

Objectives:

  • Figure Out What Caused the Breakup
    • Figure Out a Solution to What Caused the Breakup
  • Figure out if she is worth getting back.
  • Become a Better Version of Yourself
    • a) Become More Confident
    • b) Learn Relationship Skills and Tools to Maintain a Healthy Relationship
    • c) Become more Physically Attractive (optional)
    • d) Become more Socially Attractive (optional)
    • e) Become More Mindful or Increase Your Awareness Level (optional)

As you can see from the objectives above, this stage of getting your ex girlfriend back is all about you.

In my opinion, this is the most important stage of this mission. It’s not one of those stages where you can just enter a tunnel in the beginning and can skip it right to the next stage (I am looking at you Mario).

If you fail at this stage, you will most likely fail at getting your ex girlfriend back permanently. Even if you somehow manage to get her back for the time being, I am quite positive you will break up again in the future.

Yes, that’s how important this stage is. Let’s begin by figuring out the root cause of the breakup.

Objective: Figure Out What Caused The Breakup

After you’ve calmed down and started no contact, you should start thinking about what caused the breakup.

I don’t want you to think about what your ex girlfriend told you at the time of breaking up with you. She might have used one of those bogus generic lines like

“It’s not you, it’s me”.

“I am just not in love with you anymore.”

“I think of us as more like friends”

“I just don’t see a future with you.”

What she told you may not be the real reason for the breakup. She may have told you how she felt, but in most cases, she will not realize why she felt the way she did.

For example, she may have told you that she just doesn’t love you anymore, but what do you think caused her to stop loving you?

I am going to try to list out some of the most common reasons here that you may be able to relate to.

Reason 1: She Does Not Feel Attracted to You Anymore

This will be the case for most of the guys reading this article. Here are a few examples of when a girl loses attraction for you.

  • You always showered her with affection.
  • You gave her whatever she wanted.
  • You were needy, insecure, controlling, jealous or manipulative

In most cases, if your ex girlfriend didn’t feel attracted to you towards the end of your relationship, it was because you were needy, insecure and were not confident.

If you feel she broke up with you out of nowhere, then there is a good chance it’s because of this reason.

In fact, all the three reasons mentioned above are a direct result of insecurity. And if you want to get a girl back after a breakup, you should get rid of this insecurity that pushed her away in the first place.

Showing too Much Affection

In most cases, when you show your girlfriend too much affection, it’s not coming out of the love you have for her. It’s coming out of your fear of losing her and being alone.

Don’t get me wrong, you should show affection to your girlfriend. If you love her, it’s only natural that you show it to her. For me, there is nothing more joyful than making my girlfriend happy and laugh with joy.

But most guys (who end up being dumped) are not genuine in showing affection. If you are showing affection just because you want something in return (sex, appreciation, acceptance, end an argument without resolving it), it’s going to come off as insincere.

And slowly, she is going to realize that you are not doing it because you mean it. But because you sub consciously want something in return. And if she starts feeling like that, every time you show her affection, it’s going to make her a little bit less attracted towards you. Every time you say something sweet to her, it’s going to make her feel like you want something in return.

A lot of times, your girlfriend won’t even realize this is happening. She will slowly feel like she doesn’t feel the same way about you and breakup with you.

You Gave her Whatever She Wanted

Again, giving your ex-girlfriend what she wants is not really a deal breaker. It’s your intention behind giving her what she wants that matters.

For example, suppose you are having an argument about you always trying to control her. And instead of trying to understand her, you go out and buy her a necklace that she wanted for a while.

She is excited and forgets about the argument.

Win win, right?

Wrong. You avoided a serious issue in the relationship. You avoided a serious issue in yourself. And that festered inside her.

If you want to give a gift to your girlfriend, do it out of love. Don’t do it because you expect something in return.

Guys who are insecure, controlling and secretly manipulative usually try to control the situation by giving their girlfriend something and hoping to get something in return.

This creates an unhealthy pattern in the relationship and their girlfriends end up losing attraction for them.

Insecurity, Jealousy, Control and Manipulation

Like I said in the above two scenarios. Insecurity, jealousy, control and manipulation are present in almost every unhealthy relationship. If your ex girlfriend didn’t feel attracted to you by the end of your relationship, there’s a good chance you exhibited these traits in the relationship.

As you are going through this stage, I want you to think back and figure out when you did something for your ex girlfriend that had an ulterior motive behind it.

  • Did you buy her gifts because you were afraid she was going to leave you?
  • Did you avoid a serious issue by showering her with affection?
  • Did you act controlling because you were afraid she will fall for some other guy?
  • Did you call her names when arguing because you wanted her to feel ashamed about something?

If you are just reading this article a few days after your breakup, it might be a bit too much for you to think all this through right now. If you find it hard to think this through, you might want to bookmark this article and come back to it at later when you have calmed down and can think rationally.

How to Make Your Ex Girlfriend Want You Back After The Breakup If She Is No Longer Attracted To You?

You can make your ex girlfriend attracted to you again easily once you learn how to fix the deep rooted insecurity that pushed her away.

The thing is, it’s not very easy to fix this deep rooted insecurity that most guys have.

We will talk about this in the next section when we talk about becoming more confident.

Once she realizes that you are no longer insecure and that you have become a much more confident and authentic guy, she will find herself wanting you back more than she ever did before.

That’s because you will be someone who is familiar, yet different, in a good way. You will be the same person she fell in love with, minus all the qualities that pushed her away.

Again, the only way to achieve this is to fix the deep rooted insecurity that was causing you to do things that were needy, manipulative and controlling.

Once you’ve fixed that, you need to show her these changes slowly and steadily as we will talk about in the next two steps of this article. If everything goes well, your ex girlfriend will want you back and will respect you more than ever.

Reason 2: She Does NOT See a Future with You

Your ex may still find you attractive, but she may have broken up with you because she doesn’t see a future with you. A lot of times, a woman will breakup with her boyfriend or husband because if she just cannot see it working long term.

Women (and people in general) need to have security in a relationship. She needs to know that you will be there for her whenever she needs you. She needs to know that she can trust you to help her when the tough times come. She needs to know that you care about her, about the relationship and about your future.

If she broke up with you because she doesn’t see a future with you, it could be further categorized in the following way.

a) You Stopped Being a Leader in the Relationship.

In a lot of relationships, girls expect their boyfriends to lead. When you first started the relationship, there is a good chance you pursued her. Took her out on dates. Planned activities together. You courted her. And in doing so, you showed a leadership quality. You took charge of the relationship and lead it where you wanted it to lead. You lead the relationship from being strangers, to dating, to eventually a girlfriend boyfriend relationship.

But as time went by, you may have become complacent. You may have thought that now that you are in a committed relationship together, you don’t need to lead. You don’t need to make decisions for the relationship. You just let things go the way they were going.

As a result, your girlfriend stopped seeing you as someone who can lead this relationship. She may have tried taking the lead herself, but it just didn’t feel the same for her. For some women, it makes sense to become a leader in the relationship and make all the decision. But for most women, they want their man to lead. And if they feel like their man cannot lead, they don’t see a future with them.

b) She Wants a Future that You are Not Sure Of (Or You Can’t Provide).

Your ex may want something in her future that she just doesn’t see you giving her. For example, she may want to eventually get married and buy a house with her boyfriend. She may have talked to you about it many times. She may have given you hints or she may have told you straight away that she expects you to propose.

Lack of interest or inaction from you may have led her to think that you are just not interested in the things she wants. As a result, she decided to break up with you.

Another example would be if your ex-girlfriend wants a more financially secure future than you can provide. She may think that you won’t be able to provide the financial security she wants. And even though she loves you, she decided to end the relationship because she wants a boyfriend who can provide for her financially.

c) You Just Couldn’t Communicate with Each Other (Because of Arguments or Lack of Proper Communication Skills).

Communication is an extremely important skill that is sadly not taught to us in school. In a lot of relationships that end, the core reason for the breakup can be boiled down to lack of proper communication.

If you and your ex constantly argued, or you constantly misunderstood each other, then there is a good chance your girlfriend left you because of this.

She may still be attracted to you, but she just can’t see herself being with someone long term who does not understand her.

d) You Cheated or Hurt Her Badly in Some Way.

Some guys reading this page might have done something that hurt their ex-girlfriend terribly. These may include

  • You cheated on her
  • You were abusive to her (verbally or physically)
  • You betrayed her trust in some way (monetary or emotional cheating)

Once you broke her trust, she just cannot see a future with you because she feels she cannot trust you anymore. She may still be attracted to you both physically and emotionally. She may still miss you terribly and cry thinking about you before going to bed every night. But she just can’t see a way to trust you anymore. And she will stay broken up with you unless she feels she can trust you again.

How to Get Back Together With Your Ex-Girlfriend If She Doesn’t See a Future With You?

If you fall in this category, there’s a good chance your first instinct will be to tell her that you will do things differently this time. For example,

  • If you neglected her, you will want to tell her that you will spend more time with her if she gives you another chance.
  • If you and her both wanted different things in life, you will want to tell her that you will compromise and give her whatever she wanted (marriage, kids etc.)
  • If you cheated on her, you may tell her that you won’t do it again and ask her for forgiveness.
  • If she left you because of arguments, you may agree that she was right in all the previous arguments.

However, telling her that things will change WILL NOT WORK.

The fact is, you are probably saying all those things because you are afraid to lose her. And she will sense it if you are saying it out of desperation.

So what can you tell her to get her back?

Instead of telling her that you will change, you need to show her that you have fixed the root cause of the issues.

For example, if you neglected her, you need to first understand why you neglected her and fix that. If you were arguing all the time, you need to first learn how to communicate better.

If you cheated on her, you need to understand why you cheated and work on that.

So, work on understanding yourself and fix the core issues that lead to the behaviors that pushed your ex away.

If you have some serious issues, getting therapy or joining a support group (sex addicts, alcohol anonymous, anger management etc.) is a great start.

Once you have a good handle on what went wrong and how to fix it, you should reach out to her as explained in the next step of this article. From then on, slowly rebuild a connection with her and show her how you have changed.

Whenever these issues come up, be ready to talk about them. Show leadership and maturity by tackling these issues head on and talking about how you can fix them if you were to get back together in the future.

Reason 3: She Broke Up Because of Circumstances

A lot of times, your ex will breakup with you because of no fault of your own. But because of the circumstances. Here are a few examples of this.

Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships are a tough one. If you and your ex girlfriend broke up because of long distance, then you are in for an uphill battle.

Long Distance often causes a couple to lose attraction, lose connection or betray of trust. If you and your ex girlfriend broke up due to long distance, it’s probably because she either stopped feeling attracted to you or because she doesn’t see a future with you.

If that’s the case, you will have to apply the tactics mentioned above for each case.

Because of Influence of Others

A lot of times, your girlfriend will break up with you because of influence of other people. It could be family members or friends. They may have convinced her that you are a bad boyfriend or they may just be outright against her being in a relationship with you .

If this is you, then you must understand that your ex only listened to other people because she felt you didn’t truly understand her. In most cases, this happens because you neglected her for too long and she decided to confide in others.

The best course here is to still follow the plan. This time, focus on communicating with her properly and truly listening to her whenever she opens up to you. I recommend you pay special attention to the objective about learning relationship skills below.

Everything I have written in this section should give you a good idea of what caused the breakup. This part is very important because not only understanding the breakup will help you in getting your ex back, it will also help tremendously in healing from the breakup and learning from it.

A study conducted by Joseph P. Allen, who is a professor of psychology in the University of Virginia, and Jessica Kansky, showed that people who understand the reason for the breakup healed much quicker and more effectively than those who didn’t. Moreover, learning from the breakup also correlated with having better future relationships.

If you don’t learn from the breakup, your future relationships will most likely end the same way this one did. With your heart broken and your head spinning in confusion.

So take some time to think about the reasons your relationship ended. You have a lot of time to think things through. So there is no need to over analyse everything. If you are still confused after 2-3 weeks of the breakup, consider getting therapy or contact one of our coaches to get some outside perspective.

Objective: Figure Out If She Is Worth Getting Back

If you are reading this article immediately after a breakup, your response might be,

“Of course, she is worth getting back. I love her, and she is one in a million.”

But you are seeing her through the rose colored lenses of post breakup denial. This is why I have included this task in stage 2 of this mission.

Once you have accepted the breakup and have gone through grief after a breakup, you will need to figure out whether she is worth it. Here is one article that will help you do that. And read below for some actionable tips about this.

Actionable Tips (Very Important)

  • Write down 5 things about your ex that you don’t like.
  • Write down 3 things about your ex that need to change for you to have a healthy and happy relationship with her. (For example, She needs to be better at communicating or She needs to stop flirting with other guys)

Note: If you can’t think of any of these things, you need to finish Step 1 of this article and come back here after about 2 weeks.

Objective: Become A Better Version of Yourself

What happened in your past relationship with your ex-girlfriend is past. When you get back together, it’s going to be a better relationship. Because YOU are going to be a better version of yourself.

a) Become More Confident

Being confident is the number one quality that will make your ex girlfriend, ex wife, or ex fiance want you back. However, confidence isn’t something that can be built in a day.

In fact, the insecurity that pushed your ex away and caused her to break up with you is the result of years of negative feedback you received from the world and yourself.

You can’t just undo all that in a day. And if you fake it, she will eventually see through it and start thinking of you as manipulative.

Thankfully, you have enough time to work on your confidence during the no contact period.

In addition, I talk a lot about how to effectively rebuild your confidence to maximize your chances of getting your ex back in our advanced course.

b) Learn Relationship Skills and Tools to Maintain a Healthy Relationship

This is very important if your ex-girlfriend broke up with you because she felt neglected. Or if you both argued constantly and could never come to a reasonable conclusion.

One of the most important relationship skills you can learn is proper communication. If you can be a pro at handling conflict with your girlfriend, each fight you have will bring you closer together.

If you learn to empathize and understand her on a deep level, the connection she will feel with you will be unparalleled.

So, work on these two skills as they are very important in making her want you back and stay with you forever. The best way to start is by reading the Better Communications Course that comes with our Advanced Program. Check it out here.

A study done by Ty Tashiro, PhD, and best selling author of “The Science of Happily Ever After” and Patricia A. Frazier, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, showed that both the dumper and the dumpee report personal growth after a breakup, but women usually report more growth than men. According to the authors of the study, the following could be the reason for this.

“One possibility is that women are able to forecast the decline of the relationship earlier (Hill,Rubin, & Peplau, 1976) and therefore are able to begin making positive changes in preparation for the separation, such as establishing supportive social networks outside of the romantic relationship.”

What this means is that even though your ex was the one who broke up with you, there is a good chance she has already embarked on a journey of personal growth. And you should too.

Hopefully, when you both start talking again after the no contact period, you will both have grown, learned from your mistakes and be a better person. If you both end up getting back together, the new relationship will be something amazing because you have both become a better person and learned from your mistakes.

c) Become More Attractive Physically (Optional)

This objective is optional for one very simple reason. Your ex girlfriend was physically attracted to you at one point of time. So, she will be attracted to you again.

Working on your physical appearance does have a few advantages though.

  • You will feel more confident.
  • Getting a fresh look will give the impression that you are a new person.
  • Working out will release endorphins that will make you feel happier.

Actionable Steps To Take (Mildly Important)

  • Go to the gym at least 20 days during the no contact period
  • Increase the maximum weight you can squat with by 15 kg
  • Get a new haircut
  • Get Your teeth cleaned
  • Get new clothes

d) Become More Socially Attractive (optional)

This is again an optional objective because it’s not necessary to win your ex-girlfriend back permanently. But it sure helps.

Being socially active helps you regain your confidence and realize that your ex isn’t the only person in the world for you. If you spend time with your friends and other girls, you will feel better about yourself and realize other girls are interested in you as well.

Actionable Steps to Become More Socially Attractive (Mildly Important)

  • Approach 5 girls that you are attracted to. Speak to them and let them know that you find them attractive with confidence.
  • Go out with your friends at least on two weekends.
  • Go out for a road trip or a vacation with your friends.

e) Become More Mindful and Increase Your Awareness Level (optional)

Your awareness level is the most underrated skill. Most people don’t spend any time working on it and developing it (video game lingo: spend XP points on it). But it can have a huge effect on your happiness, your confidence, your well-being and your relationships.

Studies have shown that meditation can help tremendously in reducing anxiety and increase your awareness level.

Needless to say, it helps you become a better version of yourself and will increase your chances of getting your ex girlfriend back.

Actionable Tips (Important)

  • Meditate for at least 10 minutes for 21 days continuously.

f) Work on Your Life Goals or a Passion (optional)

Having life goals and a passion is not only attractive to girls, it’s also a huge confidence booster and therapeutic. If you are working on something you care about, your mind will focus on only that and you will forget about everything else.

Moreover, working on things that you care about will give you something to speak with your ex when you end no contact.

Guys who are passionate about things other than their girlfriends are instantly seen as more confident and less insecure.

Actionable Tips (Important)

  1. Figure out one hobby, career goal or life goal that you are interested in or passionate about. It should be something that you can get better at and eventually become an expert at. Something that you can become the best in your town at if you work hard enough or long enough.
  2. Spend at least 10 hours a week working on it.

Actionable Tips For Stage 2: Fighting Inner Demons

  1. Start Working on Your Confidence, and Your Communication Skills. (Check out the EBP Advanced System for a Step by Step Process.
  2. Join the EBP Basics Email Course (Free) by taking this quiz.
  3. Understand the root cause of the breakup and write down what you can do to fix it and become a better person while doing so.

Pitfall Warning: Are You Constantly Obsessing Over What Your Ex is Doing?

A lot of times, guys start obsessing over whether or not their ex girlfriend misses them.

  • Does she miss me?
  • She posted a snapchat story about a toy that I gave her, is she thinking about me?
  • Does she still love me?
  • I posted a status and she liked it, does it mean she is over me?

If that’s you, you need to understand that your priority during no contact is to heal and become a better version of yourself. If you try to play this game of social media jealousy with her, you will lose.

If you find yourself obsessing over this, do not do anything to make your ex miss you. Instead, just stay away from social media altogether during no contact.

Pitfall Warning: Do You Think You Don’t Need To Make Any Changes or Do Self-Improvement?

Listen man, it doesn’t matter how awesome you are, how many girls are drooling over you, or how much you can bench press.The truth is, everyone can and should strive to improve themselves and become a better version of yourself.

Before Moving On

If you are done reading for now, I recommend you take this quiz to figure out your chances of getting your ex girlfriend back. It will also subscribe you the EBP Basics Email Course that will send you a helpful email every day for the next 30 days.

I’ve designed the EBP Basics Email Course to help you heal from the breakup and help you defeat your inner demons. You will get one email from me every day for the next 30 days that will give you some helpful tips to get through this and come out the other end stronger than ever.

Click Here To Take The Quiz and Subscribe to EBP Basics E-Course

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Step 3: Contact Your Ex In a Way That Makes Her Want To Talk To You Again

Stage - Your Ex Girlfriend's Resistance

Stage – The Dragon of Resistance aka Your Ex Girlfriend’s Consistency

Objectives:

  1. Get Your Ex to Speak to You Normally
  2. Make Your Ex Girlfriend Like You Again

The objectives of this step are pretty straight forward. Get Her to speak to you again normally. Get her to smile or laugh at something you said at least once.

This stage is called the dragon of resistance because there is a big dragon which is guarding her from opening up to you and giving you a chance to rebuild attraction.

This is no doubt the toughest battle in this mission. Most guys end up failing at this stage.

The resistance she has is based on the following assumptions.

  1. My ex will try to manipulate me and do anything just to get me back.
  2. He will try to act casual even if he is miserable inside.
  3. He will try to get me to meet with him so he can beg or plead.
  4. He has not really changed and neither have I, and if I get back with him, things will go back to the way they were.

These are all very valid reasons to not speak to you. In fact, if any of that is true, I would not advise your ex gf to reply to you if you contacted her.

But hopefully, we have taken care of this in the first two steps of getting her back. By now, you are a better version of yourself. You are more confident and you are sure that things will be different when you get back together with your ex girlfriend.

In this stage, your goal is just to address the first three assumptions that your ex-girlfriend has. You can show her how things will be different later when you are speaking to each other regularly.

It’s very important that you do this correctly. If you mess up here, your ex girlfriend will put up her defenses instantly and you will have to do no contact again for a month or two before trying again.

Here’s how to do that.

Get Her to Speak to you Normally

There can be two scenarios in this case. Either you and your ex left on good terms. Or you acted in a way that left a sour taste in her mouth about you.

In either case, it’s definitely a good idea to wipe the slate clean so you can make her feel comfortable speaking to you again.

I speak about this in my article on texting your ex-girlfriend again here. I call this the elephant in the room approach. You acknowledge the elephant in the room by stating everything that happened and apologize for it.

Basically, you address four main points when you contact her first.

  1. You apologize about anything that you did that came off as needy, desperate or manipulative.
  2. You acknowledge the fact that you weren’t your best self after the breakup.
  3. You acknowledge the fact that you have accepted the breakup.
  4. You give a small glimpse of whatever new is happening in your life.

There are three mediums you can use to do this.

  1. A Hand-Written Letter
  2. Text Messages
  3. Email

Once you have contacted her using this method, it’s time to leave her alone for a while. At least for five days.

When you don’t contact her after sending her this text, it will prove to her that you are serious about accepting the breakup and are not just saying this to get her back.

Note: You can download my free report “5 Elephant In The Room Texts” by clicking here.

What if she replies?

There’s a good chance your ex will reply to you. If she does, you are free to talk to her. But don’t overdo it just yet. She still might have her defenses up and if you act desperate or needy in any way, it will confirm her doubts.

If she replies, you should speak to her but don’t try to rebuild attraction or make her laugh yet. Just end the conversation on a light note and make her feel good about it.

Actionable Steps (Very Important)

  • Draft an elephant in the room message for your ex using the above guidelines.
  • Get me to take a look at your draft and give suggestions. Use one of our email coaching packages to get in touch with us.
  • Mark your calendar for 5 days after you’ve sent the elephant in the room text.

She still Hates Me. How Can I Make Her Start Talking To Me Again?

So you’ve done no contact, worked on your issues, accepted the breakup and reached out to your ex using the approach I mentioned above.

But even after all this, your ex is still angry at you and it seems she hates you. Whenever you try to speak to her, it just seems like she is mad at you for something you did in the past.

Why can’t she just let go of the past and focus on the present?

Well, if your ex is still angry at you, mad at you or hates you; it’s most likely because she is still hurt.

And she is still hurt because you did one of the two things.

  • You contacted her too soon in an attempt to win her back fast. You didn’t give her enough time to heal.
  • You contacted her the wrong way. She still thinks you are insensitive and you don’t understand her. You didn’t apologize for the things she expected you to apologize for.

If your ex is angry because you didn’t give her enough time after the breakup, then you should give her time before you can start talking to her and use the tactics in the next step to make her want you back.

But if your ex is mad at you because she expects a proper apology from you for something you did, then you need to go back to the drawing board and try to understand her point of view.

Try to figure out what’s causing her anger. There is a good chance she is still hurt from the things you did during the relationship. And you need to understand her perspective and apologize for it. You can again do so using the Elephant in the Room template. Just make sure you truly understand her point of view and you are genuine in your apology.

Click here to download the templates that you can send her to get her to start talking to you again.

Make Your Ex Girlfriend Like You Again

The best way to start is to try to get her to laugh or smile at something you said. If your ex girlfriend laughs or smiles at something you said, you can be sure that she has eased up around you and will give you a chance to rebuild attraction and connection.

Here’s are some ways to do this.

Use a Past Memory

Think of something that you both enjoyed. And use it to your advantage. This could be a TV show, a youtube channel, a videogame or a coffee shop.

Think something funny about it or think of something a pleasant memory. And then just text her about it. Here’s an example,

“Remember that burger place we used to frequent? Well, I just remembered how I once almost reached the hall of fame for finishing the super large burger when we were drunk and threw up all of it only minutes later. You made fun of me for hours. Good times.”

Think of a Joke

What’s funny and wants his ex girlfriend back?

The person reading this article.

Okay, that wasn’t my best joke. But I am sure you can do something better than that. More importantly, you probably know what tickles her funny bone. So, think of a joke that you think she will find funny and send it to her.

It’s important that you do this after she has replied to you at least once.

Step 4: Reconnect With Your Ex On an Emotional Level

Stage - Connecting With Your Ex Girlfriend

Stage – The Climb of Connection

Objectives:

  • Increase frequency and intensity of conversations
  • Understand and Attract your Ex Girlfriend on a Deeper Level (Use the Solution from Stage 2)
  • Get Her to Meet You

A deep connection is the difference between lovers who stay together forever and lovers who are together for only a short time.

If you can learn to develop a deep connection with the woman you love, you are going to etch yourself in her heart like no one else before you. You will be able to turn even the biggest flaker into a loyal, loving girlfriend.

Increase Frequency and intensity of your interaction with her

You want to slowly increase the amount of time you and your ex girlfriend speak. Once you are able to make her smile or laugh, she should be open to hear more from you.

To do that, you must take initiative and start texting her more often.

However, you must not overdo it as overdoing it will make you look needy or desperate.

Here’s a sample timeline you can follow for this.

  • Day 1: text her something funny. end the conversation shortly after that
  • Day 2: Don’t text her
  • Day 3: Don’t text her
  • Day 4: Speak to her casually. Make the conversation a little longer than usual.
  • Day 5: Text Her Casually about something you spoke on Day 4. Continue the conversation for 5 minutes and end it saying you have to go somewhere.
  • Day 6: Don’t text her.
  • Day 7: Don’t text her.
  • Day 8: Ask her about her weekend. Talk about your weekend and something that happened.
  • Day 9: Speak about your goals and passions. Encourage her to do the same.
  • Day 10: Don’t text her until she texts first.
  • Day 11: Talk to her for as long as you can. Don’t let the conversation get boring. If it does, end the conversation.
  • Day 12: same as day 11
  • Day 13: Same as day 11
  • Day 14: Don’t text her until she texts first.
  • Day 15: Don’t Text Her until she contacts you.
  • Day 16: Same as Day 11
  • Day 17: Start texting her and try to take the conversation to a phone call.

Actionable Objectives to aim for (Important)

  • Speak to her on text messages or on a phone call for half an hour.
  • Get her to laugh out loud.
  • Get her to initiate contact with you at least three times.

Understand Your Ex Girlfriend on a Deeper Level

If you want an absolutely amazing relationship with her, you must first make an effort to understand your ex girlfriend better than anyone else. Better yet, you need to understand her better than she understands herself.

If you can achieve that level, you can rest assured that your ex girlfriend will want to stay with you forever. If you follow the following tips, you will make your girl want you back in a matter of weeks.

Here are a few topics that you should speak about to make her feel understood and connected with you.

Life Goals

Talk about things she is passionate about. About the things she cares about. To get her to start talking about things that she cares about, you should start talking about the things that matter to you and you are passionate about.

You can also use creative questions to do this for you. Here’s an example of what to say,

“If you can change any thing about your professional life, what would it be?”

Your Ex GF: “Well, I would try to find a way to include dancing in it somehow. But I don’t think that’s possible considering I work in Marketing. lol”

You: “Yeah, you are an amazing dancer. I loved that show you did at the club house. Man, I wish I were that good. How did you become so good at it?”

Childhood

Our childhood is the deepest corner of our psyche that pretty much rules our adult life. Talking about your childhood and how it affected you is a great way to understand yourself and your ex girlfriend on a deeper level. Again, use creative questions for this. Here are a few examples of what to say,

“Were you closer to your father or your mother?”

or “I loved my granny house in the summer. It was an amazing family time for me. Did you have a place your family went to for summer vacations?”

Other negative relationships

Friends, family, coworker. Finding common enemy is a great way to make friends. You can use this to your advantage. Speak about the person she likes the least and try to understand why she dislikes her or him. By validating her negative emotions about this person, you will make her feel understood.

Her Feelings for You and your past relationship

Chances are, your ex still has feelings for you. She might also have some negative feelings about the breakup or the reasons that lead to the breakup. Getting her to talk about these things can work to your advantage if you do it right.

Even if she talks about something negative about you or your past relationship, you should not take it as a bad sign. If she is sharing something with you (even if it’s negative), it means that she is trying to convince herself to get back together.

It’s actually a good sign. You can prove to her that you have really changed by remaining calm. You show her that you can handle conflict and negative feelings like a pro. (Read: Signs your ex still loves you.)

But, it can also affect you badly if you are not prepared. This is why it’s important that you get your shit together as mentioned in in the previous steps of this guide.

Actionable Objectives to Aim For (Important)

  • Get Her to open up about her past
  • Get her to talk about her feelings for someone else (negative or positive)
  • Get her to share her feelings for you (negative or positive). Make sure you know how to handle it if it’s negative.
  • Get her to speak about one positive or negative experience from your relationship
  • Use the solution from Stage 2 to your advantage.

Get Her to Meet You

Getting her to meet you should be easy if you build a strong connection with her over texts and phone calls first. In fact, if you do it right, there’s a good chance she will talk about meeting you (or at least give you a strong hint that she wants to meet you).

If she doesn’t, then you should ask her out. Don’t think too much about it. Just tell her that you want to meet up with her for a coffee.

It’s important that you don’t call this a date as it might get her to put up her defenses.

A face to face meetup is your ultimate opportunity to increase attraction, connection and trust with her. But you should not rush into it. You should be speaking to her for at least a couple weeks before you ask her out.

Places to ask her out for

  • Coffee
  • Beer
  • Shopping
  • Concerts
  • Events

What if she says no?

If she refuses or is hesitant, give her a little nudge. You can tell her something like, “Come on, it’s just coffee.” If she still says no, back off for some time.

What if she flakes at the last moment?

If your ex girlfriend cancels meeting you at the last moment (because of a genuine reason or a flaky one), then there’s a good chance she is skeptical about this or she thinks meeting you is a big deal. There’s also a chance that she is in a rebound or she is thinking of dating someone else.

In this case, just focus on rebuilding connection with her on phone and ask her out again after a week. If you suspect she is dating someone else, read this article to figure out what to do.

Actionable Steps (Very Important)

  • Figure out which place will be best suitable to ask her out to.
  • Ask her out and get a yes.

Pitfall Warning: Ending Up in the dreaded Friendzone

If you are in this stage, you risk ending up in the friend zone. This usually happens to guys who are too afraid to speak about difficult topics and try to stay in the safe zone.

In other words, this usually happens to guys who are too scared to lose her. Guys who are scared that the wrong move will make her stop talking to you. Who are scared that if you screw up, she will block you and never speak to you again.

If you look at it from another angle, this happens to guys who are still insecure at this stage and have no confidence.

Guys who have put their ex girlfriend on a pedestal and refuse to let her down.

If she feels that you are too timid and really want her in your life to feel good about yourself, she will keep you in her life, but as a friend.

She loved you and probably cares about you, but she will not get back with you out of pity. She will keep you as a friend and use you for emotional support though.
So how do you stay away from your ex friendzoning you?
The first thing I will ask you to do is read Stage 2 of this guide. If you are confident and secure in yourself, she will probably not think of you as friendzone material in the first place.

But, if you still feel like she is using you to just dump all her emotional baggage without giving you anything in return, do the following.

Have an equal relationship: If she uses you for emotional support, use her as emotional support. If she talks about her feelings, you should also spend enough time talking about your feelings. If she asks you to pick her up from the airport, ask her to do the same.

Don’t let her disrespect you or cross any boundaries: If she starts talking about how she is attracted to the guy in the gym, don’t give her advice on asking him out. Instead, set a boundary. Tell her that even though she has all the right to do what she wants, you still have feelings for her and you don’t want to speak about this. You are not her girlfriend and she can’t discuss these things with you. Yes, she might stop talking to you for a while, but she will respect you more for it and will probably start talking again when she misses the connection you both have.

Pitfall Warning: Asking Her Out Too Soon

A lot of guys make the mistake of asking your ex-girlfriend out as soon as they start speaking to her.

If you ask her out too soon, she is going to put up her defenses and will become reluctant. There’s a good chance she will say no.

It’s important that you build up enough attraction and connection over the phone before asking her out.

Pitfall Warning: What If She Says Something That Makes You Angry?

In a lot of cases, your ex girlfriend will do or say things that she knows will make you angry. She will try to get you to react and act the way you acted in your past relationship. It’s important that you remain calm in these situations.

If something makes you angry or upset, you should address it, but you should not do it the way you used to do. You should breathe, calm down and tell her clearly what makes you upset and what are your boundaries.

Step 5: Ask Her To Get Back Together When The Time is Right

Stage - Getting Her Back

Stage – The Final Boss

Objectives:

  • Ask Her Out on a Second Date
  • Get Her to Agree to Give it Another Shot
  • Keep Her for Good (if she is worth it)

Alright mates, this is the final boss. The moment you have been waiting for. Because when you meet her, you will have the ultimate opportunity to show her how much you have changed and how things will be different this time.

Asking Her Out on a second date

When you meet her, you should have just one goal in mind. To get her to agree to second date.

The first time you meet her, she will be testing the water.

Can I really have a fun time with him?

Has he really changed?

Is this all just a ruse to get me back in that same miserable relationship?

Is he going to pressure me into getting back together?

She is going to be skeptical about a lot of things. And for good reasons. You both had a relationship and it ended badly.

It’s your job to put her at ease. It’s your job to get her to enjoy her time with you.

Here are a few pointers –

Talking about the breakup and the relationship

If your first meeting ends up with both of you just talking about the breakup and your past relationship, it will look like that you are both meeting just to get closure.

Instead, you should use this time to talk about what has changed in your life since the breakup. You should talk about the good times and good memories. And you should have a good time together and create good memories together.

But, it’s also important that you don’t try to avoid something serious that’s on her mind. If she wants to talk about something that happened during the breakup or your past relationship, you should be willing to talk about it.

You should be able to resolve the issue swiftly so you can get back to having a good time with her.

Don’t be afraid of negativity or arguments

A lot of time, guys try to avoid any difficult topics because they are scared their ex girlfriend will become upset and the date will go badly. In an effort to avoid making their ex girlfriend upset or starting an argument, they will just agree to her point of view even if they don’t.

This is how you get friendzoned.

Instead, learn how to handle arguments and negativity in a conversation. Learn how to understand her without patronizing her. Learn how to be an adult in a difficult situation. If you are unsure how to do that, go back to Stage 3 and read the part about relationship skills.

Continue the date Further

If your date goes well, try to extend it to a different venue. You should take the lead and ask her to join you for something else.

If you just finished coffee, ask her to accompany you to a pub nearby.

If you just finished shopping, ask her to have coffee and cake with you.

If you just finished dinner, ask her to catch a movie with you.

Use Kino and do intimate actions as Much as You Can

Kino is simply a term that is used to describe the art of touching. You want to have as much physical contact with you ex girlfriend as possible during this date.

This date is not just about what you tell her or say to her. It’s also about your body language and how comfortable you fee. By using kino in a natural way, you will show confidence and she will find herself attracted to you.

Hold her hand when you are crossing the street.

Touch her shoulders or arms when she says something funny.

You should also use intimate actions as much as you can. Actions that only couples do with each other. For example,

Use a tissue to wipe something off her face.

Ask her to taste your food and feed her from your spoon.

Don’t ask her out on a second date just yet.

Your job is to show her a great time and show her that you have changed and are well equipped for a healthy relationship. You don’t want to end the date with asking her on a second date. Instead, you want to let this experience linger in her mind for a while.

You want her to go home and think.

“That was great. I want to do it again.”

Hopefully, she will talk about doing it again herself. If she does, set up a date and time immediately.

If she doesn’t, wait a couple days and ask her out again.

Actionable Objectives (Important)

  • Take her to second venue on the same date
  • Hold her hand for more than 10 seconds in a romantic way

Get Her To Agree To Give You Another Shot

If you have done everything right till now, it should be easy to get her to give you another shot. This is like the final boss fight in a very long video game.

Just like you would stock up on potions and ammo before a final boss fight, you should stock up on attraction, connection and trust before asking her to be your girlfriend again.

Let it be Her Idea

Ideally, you want it to be her idea to want to get back together. If you have done everything right till now, then your ex girlfriend probably wants you back already. In most cases, she will start talking about the idea of getting back together, about how your relationship will be if you get back together.

But if you and your ex girlfriend have been going on dates for a long time (at least a month), then you should take the plunge and ask her.

Here’s what to say to your ex girlfriend to get her back for good:

“Hey, I know our past relationship ended badly. And I am as skeptical about the future as you are. But spending the past few weeks with you have been very nice and I have a good feeling about this. Do you want to give us another try? Maybe take things slow, and see how it goes?”

Be Skeptical

Note, that you don’t want to ask her to be your girlfriend again. You want to ask her to agree to take things slow.

You should be as skeptical about getting back together as she is. After all, you both broke up once. And you don’t want to end up in a heartbreak again. So, if you two decide to get back together, take things slow and analyze your new relationship before committing to it completely.

Use EPB Basics E-course

Like I said before, you should stock up on attraction, connection and trust before asking your ex girlfriend to get back together with you. To do so, you should follow this article in its entirety.

I’ve designed the EBP Basics E-course to help you get through the second step of this article. It will send you an email everyday for the next 30 days to help you become a better version of yourself. You can subscribe by taking this quiz.

Actionable Objectives

  • Ask her to give it another try using the template mentioned above
  • Subscribe to the EBP Basics E-course by taking this quiz

Common Pitfall: Getting angry if she doesn’t agree to get back together

If she says no to getting back together, you shouldn’t get angry and/or make all the mistakes mentioned in the stage 1 of this article.

In a lot of cases, your ex girlfriend might say no initially when you talk about getting back together. But sometimes, they change their mind after a few days.

If she says no, it’s important you stay calm and composed. Give her a few days time and then start rebuilding attraction and connection again.

If she still says no the second time, it’s time to cut your losses and move on.

Keep Her for Good

Now that you have your ex girlfriend back, all you have to do is keep working on the relationship and making it stronger. You need to work on developing a deep connection with her so she never even thinks about leaving you.

Keep working on improving the connection

Just because you have her doesn’t mean you should stop working on the connection you have with her.

Romantic connection is like a plant. If you don’t water it for a week, it will wither but survive. If you don’t water it for a month, it will lose it shine, look terrible, but still be alive.

But if you neglect it for several months, it will die.

Keep working on your confidence individually

Having someone love you is a great confidence booster. But if you are just depending on your girlfriend for validity, approval and love; she will eventually get tired of it and leave you.

This is why it’s important that you keep working on your self-esteem and your confidence even after you get her back. Read Stage 2 of this guide to understand how to do that.

Be honest and communicate well

Honesty and good communication is the key to a healthy relationship. If you learn how to be honest and communicate effectively in your relationship, then every time you both have an argument, it will just bring you both closer. Yes, you will get closer every time you have a disagreement.

So, learn the skills needed for that. (Again, join the EBP Basics E-course for that).

Actionable Tips (Very Important)

  • Go on a date with your New Girlfriend at least twice a month.
  • Work on your passions for at least 10 hours a month.

Pitfall Warning: Even If You Get Her Back, It’s Not Over Yet.

Getting complacent is the number one reason most guys end up losing the love of their life. You may get complacent about yourself. Or about your relationship.

Life is all about challenges. Even if you successfully win her back, you should still strive for bigger and greater things. You should strive to build a stronger foundation and a better relationship with her.

Even if you think you are confident at this point, you should still strive to become a better version of yourself. You should still work on things that matter to you, including your passions and your life goals.

Conclusion:

This article is long. If you have read it so far, I commend you for your dedication. It means you are truly serious about getting her back and keeping her. And I truly hope you are successful in getting her back. Before you go, I have something more to offer you.

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