Wednesday August 20th 2014

‘Mind Games’ Archives

My Ex Contacted Me How Do I Respond?

My Ex Contacted Me How Do I Respond?

Question: My girlfriend of 2yrs decided 5 weeks ago that she wanted “a break” with no contact. I was rather surprised and crushed that she broke up with me. We had a great relationship even with it’s ups and downs. A couple of weeks before the breakup she had said she felt she was losing the attraction and after talking to her, she agreed it [...]

6 Psychological Reasons People Use No Contact

6 Psychological Reasons People Use No Contact

This post  is inspired by a comment on my post “What Do You Do When Your Ex Is Playing Mind Games?” HowToGetOverYourEx wrote: "I’ve said it and will say it again no contact is a mind game. Many say they’re using it to heal but secretly they’re hoping it’ll make an ex want to come back. I’ve confronted some of them directly [...]

What To Do When Your Ex Is Sending Mixed Signals

What To Do When Your Ex Is Sending Mixed Signals

Trying to get your ex back is a difficult process -- no question about it. One of the most difficult things is dealing with the inconsistent and sometimes contracting information or signals from your ex. For example: After the break-up your ex says that the two of you can be "just friends", but then adds that you should not expect anything more [...]

15 Self-Help Practices That’ll Get Back Your Ex – Pt. 2

15 Self-Help Practices That’ll Get Back Your Ex – Pt. 2

Continued from Pt. 1... If you find yourself over-analyzing your ex's every word or action, to the point that you are afraid to say anything or take action, or think its best to avoid your ex because you'll mess things up -- you have a serious problem with self-trust. Self trust -- the ability to take action based on your belief in yourself [...]

How to Make Your Ex Realize What He/She Lost

How to Make Your Ex Realize What He/She Lost

Most, if not all of us, want someone who has rejected us to realize just how much they've lost. Some exes do indeed realize just how important we're in their lives. But sometimes however good boy/girlfriend material you are, you can't persuade your ex that you have all the qualities he/she is looking for in a partner. In the beginning of the [...]

10 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want Your Ex Back

10 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want Your Ex Back

If you still have strong feelings for your ex, it's only natural to want to fight to get him or her back. But contrary to what you might think, getting your ex to contact you, respond to your text/call, or even go out with you is not the hardest part of getting your ex back. The hardest part is making sure things start of with a better [...]

How To Take It Slow And Get Your Ex Back

How To Take It Slow And Get Your Ex Back

Much of the resistance most people trying to get their ex back encounter, or the pulling away they experience from their ex comes from bad timing. The most common timing mistakes are: 1. Pushing too hard, moving too quickly, and getting far ahead of your ex's feelings for you. 2. Asking to get back together when your ex is not [...]

Does Your Long Distance Relationship Have A Chance?

Does Your Long Distance Relationship Have A Chance?

A man and a woman formed a romantic relationship as pen pals. They fell in love and decided to finally meet in person. The woman said, "I will be wearing a red scarf". When the young man arrived at the meeting place, there she was, in her red scarf, waiting. She was not at all what he had expected. She was much older and much shorter than he [...]

How To Fight For Your Relationship

How To Fight For Your Relationship

Lately, I'm getting more and more emails from men and women who say they've managed to move things forward to a point where they are in regular contact with their ex, and things even seem to be heading towards getting back together. But for some unknown reason, their ex is still confused about how they feel and what they want. Many of the emails [...]

The No.1 Reason More Women Than Men Get Back Their Ex

The No.1 Reason More Women Than Men Get Back Their Ex

Some of you who read my articles know that I don't like bunching people into gender categories and describing their behaviour as men do this and women do that. As a relationship coach, I think that over-simplifying human behaviour into men vs. woman is mental laziness. If we call ourselves "experts", we should at least show that we are willing to [...]

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