In fairness, I never told her that I loved her (was waiting for the right moment. I guess I waited too long) or popped a ring.
I tried to get her back, but she said no and that she never loved me.
I went NC for 2 months before I saw her again at a function with mutual friends. The encounter was brief and awkward, but amicable enough. I did not get a vibe that she wanted to reunite as some dude was hitting on herin my presence and she seemed to be responding, or at least enjoying the attention.
I kept my cool and left on friendly terms. Instead, I went out with other women (nothing serious, but I knew it would get back to my ex as I was seen out with my ex's friends). Anyway, the next time I saw my ex, I approached her in a friendly manner and she was completely cold and rude to me. I was stunned and hurt. After all, she broke up with me, said we could remain friends, and presumbaly broke up with me so I could date other guys.
I later found out that she rebuffed that guy who was hitting on her, so maybe she was just enjoying the attention and wanted me to get jealous so I could try to get her back.
Call it pride, but I just couldn't bring myself to crawl back. I especially felt this way because, during the breakup, she told me that her ex boyfriends (even married ones) would contact her to try to hook up with her. Even during the relationship, she would tell me about guys that would hit on her/chase her. I simply didn't want to feed that ego.
But, now I can't stop thinking about what could have been. Maybe, I should have stayed away from other women until I gave my ex another shot. But, if I did that, then she would be in total control.
I haven't seen her in 6 months, but we travel in similar circles, so it's only a matter of time before I run into her and another guy.
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Thinking about an ex now in then happens. But you need to move on honestly find a new girl