Why does my ex constantly go back and forth with the idea of us not doing stuff anymore?
What Guys Said 2
You can earn something very valuable from this which will serve you all of your days. It’s really rooted in your fair question: “why is he acting like this?”. The lesson is that you can never know why someone does something, not truly.
Have you ever taken some action and then wondered why you took it afterwards? Not that it ran counter to your wishes, most of the time you act in a way you think will serve you, but to explain this to someone? Not possible most of the time.
Since you can’t even explain your actions most of the time, it’s really an uphill battle to try and understand other people’s actions. The best practice is to simply observe what is happening, and then find peace with it. When I say peace, I don’t mean accept it. I mean like it.
So, your ex behaves in a seemingly flip-flopping way. Well, this is what you are offered. Is this what you want? Probably not, since you still have feelings for him. However, the attention you do get from him feels great. So, begin to just enjoy what you are taking, and take only what you will enjoy.
You don’y have to agree, or disagree, with anything he says. What he does, what he suggests, you are free to take it or leave it, and you don’t have to be consistent either, as he has clearly demonstrated. See if you can begin to just focus on the positive aspects, and not on the doubt. Positive aspects could include attention, wen he offers it; sex, familiarity, comfort, freedom etc.
As you pnder these pleasing aspects you may find you no longer want to take what he offers, as you clearly want a real relationship with comfort and a steady evolving expansion. He isn’t currently offering this but this doesn’t make him a bad person. Nor are you a bad person for taking it.
Learn to give yourself a break. See everything as a lesson, as getting ready for the next thing, or the next phase. He has shown you some wonderful times and you him. You still are and he still is. Be thankful for that and don’t judge him. Most of all don’t judge yourself.
Does this give a little perspective?
I have similar questions of my ex. We aren't hooking up but she keeps telling me she will come back and I'm just stuck waiting cuz I'm in love with her. Sounds like this guy just likes having sex with you. Honestly your story made me feel a lot better about mine so thank you for that but I do think your relationship is hopeless. He seems like an ass hat and is using you. He's playing you. There are people in this world who will lead you on and on just so they have you for the 5 minutes of the month when he needs you. I think there's a chance for every relationship but still I think yours is very far fetched
What Girls Said 1
He's just playing with you.
Give him the boot else you'll be in the same trap forever.
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