I have seen a lot of people ask about the no contact rule with the intention of getting their ex back.
I'm not saying that all the people who have asked about the no contact rule on this website , have the the intention of getting their ex back, I'm simply going to address the No Contact Rule and what I think the rule should be for. These are my opinions.
If you are using the no contact rule with the intention of getting your ex back, you are going to have a hard time: breakups are already stressful enough, why stress yourself out more with empty promises that have not been fulfilled yet?
You set your own rules
Do not let an article or friends tell what you should or should not do, there is no imaginary line that will make your ex magically fall in love with you or magically hate you again. If your ex chooses to contact you or not, he or she will do so because they choose to, not because of what line 1 of article B says
The no contact rule should be about healing yourself, not what your ex is doing. It's not a game of will he or she miss me
If your ex contacts you
The no contact rule should not be about waiting for your ex to contact you. It's about helping yourself move on.
There is a time to be sad and you should take as much time as you want to heal, but at the same time there is a reality that while you are thinking about your ex getting back with you, he or she has probably moved on with a new significant other.