Friday November 28th 2014

‘Playing Hard To Get’ Archives

Are You Misinterpreting Your Ex’s Actions?

Are You Misinterpreting Your Ex’s Actions?

Fear of rejection and worry that someone might not love you enough is bound to create some level of concern and stress during the ups and downs of a relationship says a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. But fear of rejection or worry that someone will leave you does not only affect your mental well-being, it also affects [...]

Why Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Why Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Question: Yangki, I've read many of your articles and you seem to advocate not giving your ex space. Why is that? Almost all experts say giving someone space is healthy for all relationships. I just wonder what you base your advice on? The Love Doctor's Answer: If you read my articles more carefully, you will actually see that I'm all for [...]

The Secret Reason Your Ex Is Mean To You

The Secret Reason Your Ex Is Mean To You

Some break-ups are amicable and others are so nass-teey. Some people stay friends after a breakup, and others want to forget they ever knew each other's name. Then there are exes that say you are going to remain friends, but then they start acting really cold and mean? S/he sees you and quickly walks away or ignores you altogether, or s/he [...]

How Do I Show I Like Him Without Chasing Him?

How Do I Show I Like Him Without Chasing Him?

Question: We went out on three dates and he seemed really so into me but I think he lost interest because I acted shy and awkward around him. The last time we went out, he made some remark about sometimes letting my hair down and live a little. The next day we spoke on the phone briefly and since then it’s been two weeks and I’ve not heard [...]

How Many Times A Week Should I Contact My Ex?

How Many Times A Week Should I Contact My Ex?

Question: Yangki, my ex broke up with me over six months ago because he said I was needy and clingy. I worked hard and have filled my life with things I love, and I'm very busy most of the time. We started chatting again a month and half ago, and things were great in the beginning. But for the last couple of weeks he's been telling me he feels [...]

5 Reasons To Maintain Contact With Your Ex

5 Reasons To Maintain Contact With Your Ex

Communication is one of the top causes, if not, "the" top cause of break-ups. It's no surprise that "communicating with your ex" is one of the biggest challenges post break-up-- and also the most polarizing when it comes to how to get one's ex back. Some people believe no communication will make their ex miss them and want to come back. Others, [...]

Is He Shy Or Just Likes Me As A Friend

Is He Shy Or Just Likes Me As A Friend

Question: I loved your article, The Best Men Are Often Too Shy To Chase Women - They Need A Little Help From You. It’s the best I’ve read on shy men. I met a guy I’m very attracted to; 38, divorced with no kids. I’m 40 divorced with one son. He and my brother-in- law co-own an investment firm. One day my brother-in-law jokingly [...]

Is My Ex Scared Of Her Feelings For Me?

Is My Ex Scared Of Her Feelings For Me?

Question: My now ex and I started dating about three months ago but last week she told me she didn’t want to continue the relationship. This all came as a shock to me. We never had any fights or major disagreements but the last few weeks before she broke it off, I noticed she was distant. Having had the time to look back, she started [...]

Who Has More Power In Your Relationship?

Who Has More Power In Your Relationship?

Does it make you angry and frustrated that your ex has "more power" in the situation than you do?  If it does, you need to read this -- to the very end. According to a new study recently published online in the National Communication Association's journal, Communication Monographs, people's thoughts during a conflict situation reflect and [...]

Communicating With A Long Distance Ex

Communicating With A Long Distance Ex

No question about it, when it comes to getting your ex, being in the same city or country makes things a little easier. Besides it being easier to get your ex to see you and go out on dates, spending time in each other's presence tends to make two people feel more connected to each other than in non-face-to-face communication. While researching [...]

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