We've been dating a good 8 months with little "break ups" here or there. It's long distance too.
So my girlfriend says she wants a break. She's been stressed with her new job its her first job and she's already working 40 hours a week. I work at night so when she's home I'm not its just a mess. Anyway she said she just wants to relax at home and hang out with her friends without having to worry about calling me and letting me know where she is all the time. She says I call too much, its never been a problem before, but when it wasn't a problem she didn't have to work all the time. And I know I can be a bit much at times so I understand where she's coming from. This all was led up to two days ago when I didn't say I loved her on the phone after she said it on purpose cause I was mad at her. And she even was like " What no I love you?" and I just hung up. I think that was the straw that broke the camels back on top of her being stressed with everything already. She hasn't said I love you when I said it. But I know its just a formality of the break up she doesn't say it unless were officially dating that's just how she is. And when we were dating and she didn't say it she was either still mad at me from not saying when she did, or the stress or both.
So were currently taking a break. What I want to know is how can I handle this "break time" best to my advantage to make her want me back even if its stressful or make it so she misses me. The no contact rule is a given. But when she calls me I want to know what I should say, to make her miss what we had and make it seem like she's missing and opportunity aka 'me'.
How should I smartly handle this to win her back?
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This is so familiar to me because I can just imagine you in the position of my friend's boyfriend. She clearly loves him, as your girlfriend seems like she loves you too, but she became this busy woman all of a sudden who needed to find a way to balance her work, school, family, boyfriend, friends, and self. You can understand when it's all laid out how suffocating some of those things can be and why she needs her space. My friend complains about not having enough space from her boyfriend, but at the same time she understands that she is not an easy person to be with, and she knows that she owes a great deal of her success due to how understanding and supportive her boyfriend has been. I know this may sound counter productive, but what he actually did during their break(s) is not give up on their relationship. He still contacted her and let her know that he loved her very much and that he was not happy without her in his life. I've seen this work another time with another couple and they are still together. Just be honest and up front, no tricks or anything.0