Why do guys ignore their ex-girlfriends after a break up?
I just got dumped a week a ago and I haven't heard from my ex since. I was PMSing and being bratty, but I called him a bitch for basically no reason (on text) and he broke up with me.
We had a great relationship beforehand, no fighting, no arguing, we always got along. He'd always tell me he loved me, etc.
But I called him immediately after he broke up with me and he didn't answer. I texted back and apologized, but still no answer.
Why isn't he trying to talk to me? Is he just mad/cooling off? Or is it really over?
WHY DO GUYS IGNORE THEIR EX GIRLFIENDS AFTER THEY DUMP HER?
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Guys ignore their ex-girlfriends for several reasons after a break-up depending on the situation.
1) They don't want girls to be led on (as it's hard to be "just friends" after a break up when one person has feelings for the other that aren't reciprocated).
2) They feel horribly about hurting the girl if they did the dumping, and they can't reconcile the guilt they feel.
3) They are seeing someone else and don't want the ex to know about it because it will just lead to a messy situation.
4) They still have feelings for the girl, but aren't ready to deal with the feelings for whatever reason.
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yeah, let him cool off, give him space. I've been in your place before and now I know what I did wrong. I would give him attitude then in a minute I'd apologize. all wishy-washy and annoying, the guy just wants to get away from you and stay away. it's a turn off. you don't wanna be a turn-off if you want him back.
Stop trying to contact him for now.
breathe, honey. inhale, exhale. it may be difficult to even listen to advice unless you cool off yourself and most of all give YOURSELF space, too. it will take more than a week but eventually you'll be fine.