What should I do to get my ex back?

So me and my boyfriend really loved each other and had an amazing relationship for a little over two years. Before we broke up he was telling me that he was depressed, and him being depressed made us fight a little and led to me being depressed also. One day he came to my house crying and said that he loved me but he just couldnt be in a relationship at the moment because he was tired of us both hurting and he needed time to figure things out for himself. He said that we could still be friends and talk and that hopefully we could get back together someday. I should have left it alone, but instead i really started freaking out because i didn't want it to end. I was begging for him to take me back and i kept calling him and texting him. He got really freaked out and mad and i told him i would stop but never did. He then told me that he didn't love me anymore and that we would never get back together. I feel like he told me this just so i would leave him alone for a while but im scared that he really meant it. The last text i sent him was "Im sorry for screwing everything up, bye", and he never responded. Im planning on leaving him alone for a week or two and then try talking to him and say that I've calmed down and i want to start over so that we can be friends and get back together someday. Could anyone give me any advice on if this is a good idea or any other suggestions? I really want him back.

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i know that he doesn't want a relationship at the moment and i respect that now, but i just want to ask him to forgive me for being so crazy. i just want us to be friends this time and hopefully if i keep my shit together we can get together again
he's been a complete asshole to me and acts like i meant nothing to him. I found out that he's been hanging around this whore since we broke up and probably trying to get with her. I dont understand he was such a sweet loving person and he even said he wanted a future with me. he's not the same person I was dating anymore so i guess i just have to move on. If he's leaving me for a whore then he's not worth it. Thanks for all the advice, i appreciate it.

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  • Instead of focusing on getting your ex "back", focus on getting "your" life back.

    As these wise people commenting before me have stated, all you can do is respect what he's told you. I believe if you trust giving yourself a bit of time, you'll eventually come to realize he was doing the both of you a favor in ending things. You two weren't getting along, and you can't blame yourself, because it takes two, so it was NOT all your fault.

    I've been in situations where initially I would have done or given anything to return back to Happy land with the woman I thought I loved beyond life itself, but when the other person is done, you ultimately have to accept nothing you can do will change their minds. If a change of heart is made, they have to do that on their own.

    Why do you have to keep your shit together and not him? As I said, I don't think you living in a convent is going to get him to come running back to you. Today is what matters, and today he doesn't want to be with you anymore.

    I do think working on yourself is a good idea, but for reasons other than turning your ex's head. Time will allow you to see your relationship with him more objectively, and if you really feel there were things you did that pushed him away, then work on changing them from within yourself, which will help you moving forward and in future relationships.

    Also, think about some of the shit things he did that you did not like. I'm sure he's no saint either, and there's most likely times he provoked arguments or did or said things you weren't happy about. Time will reveal more and more of that and the waves of happy love will start getting smaller and smaller as reality sets back in.

    Don't beat yourself up and if you can't stop obsessing over something you have absolutely no control over at this point. The only thing you can control is yourself, so take some time, grieve, reflect and allow yourself some time to heal, because you won't start feeling better overnight.

    Try and occupy yourself with the hobbies you did before you met your ex and reacquaint yourself with the friends you saw less of when the two of you were dating.

    You're going to be okay, I promise. But it's time to give him his space and let go.

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    • He got upset with me because i was so clingy right after we broke up. But im freeling a lot more calm now and i want to give him some time and ask him for another chance so that we can both work on ourselves. Thanks for the advice about moving on but I know he still loves me and i think we might have a chance and i want to take it. do you think it will work?

    • You may be right about that, but I strongly recommend you giving him his space until HE is ready to make contact with you. Do not pop him a friendly "hello" after a week or so, thinking it's okay, because if he's really annoyed, that will only irritate him more, regardless of how innocent you intend it to be (which isn't because you want him back). Also, if you do break silence, don't be torn up if he does not respond, and there's a chance there could come a time where your messages are getting bounced back to you. Happened to me, and as bad as it sucked, I had to ultimately accept it.

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What Guys Said 2

  • he was clear i guess... he doesn't want a relationship atm... guess u should wait a little bit

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  • When guys say such a thing it's usually that :/

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What Girls Said 2

  • I'm sorry about all this, must be hard. If he said he didn't love you and all that then I think it's best to leave it how it is.

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  • I'm kind of in the same situation where my boyfriend said he's not in love with me anymore but still loves me. He's got a lot going on and is stressed and I think that contributes to it. Give him time and see what happens in a couple weeks. That is what I'm doing and just hoping for the best. It's hard to throw away something you've known for so long.

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